What I’m doing to not become a brooding vampire

Posted May 13, 2013 by Paula in My Life / 2 Comments

My last few posts have been sad. Because I am sad. I’ve had a heart break. But I’ve had worse. It will heal, and knowing this I’ve refused to let myself mope.

Here is what I’m doing to combat my natural tendency toward brooding:

Pampering myself
I needed to treat myself. Not just because of what I was feeling, but because my store just went through inventory and I worked my ass off. My feet and hands suffered the most, so they deserved some pampering. That called for a day at the spa for a manicure and pedicure. It wasn’t as fun as it would’ve been had some of friends been with me, but it was definitely relaxing. Plus, it makes me smile when I look at my neon pink toes and fingers.

Working out
I’m doing a workout I got out of Galmour Magazine a few years ago, plus the treadmill and kettle bell. I love it! It gives me so much energy and I feel better about myself. It’s actually feels good to have sore muscles.

Wearing makeup
Not a lot, just some tinted moisturizer, mascara, and lip gloss. It’s not enough to draw any attention and have people exclaim – “Why are wearing makeup all of a sudden?” But it makes my face look brighter and that makes me smile when I look in the mirror.

Making Daily To Do Lists
Everyday I’m making a To Do list. It’s keeping me focused and makes me feel like each day has a purpose. Also, crossing tasks off your To Do list is one of the greatest pleasures in life!

Trying to get out there
I just moved here, so I know very few people. So, I signed up for online dating. I work with some people who have tried it, so I thought what the hell. I’ve yet to add my picture to my profile for two reasons: One – I’m afraid someone I know will see it. Two – I’m not sure if I really want to try it. But it was good for me to see that there are lots of cute and single guys still out there.

Visiting home
I went home to visit Mom, Dad, and Poppy for a while. No matter how old you are, sometimes you just need to be around your folks and home.

Writing
This is probably the best thing I’m doing for myself. Writing always helps me cope. It makes the pain bearable.

So, what do you do when heartbreak tempts you to the dark side? How do you resist the temptation?

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2 responses to “What I’m doing to not become a brooding vampire

  1. Good for you on taking care of yourself! I need to remember to do so many of these things when I’m in that place! . . . . Writing is definitely my go-to cure for everything though!

    And finishing inventory is definitely mani/pedi worthy! Most of me really doesn’t miss those days, but the perfectionist in me did love how everything was completely perfect, even if just until the inventory people tore it apart 😛
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    • Thanks Dayle! I’ve been in that place enough times to know my own tendencies and how to combat them. It’s not easy but these things are helping. 🙂

      I’m the same way about loving how everything is perfect at inventory, even if just for a little while!

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