Monday, May 17, 2010

Medication: Shopping, Yoga or Smiling

I’ve heard that shopping can be real good therapy for some. I don’t know first hand, but I’ve heard. I’m not a shopaholic, so it’s not the first thing I do when I find myself down in the dumps or depressed.


If in fact that is true, here is where I will start. I saw this adorable top online a few weeks ago. I am certain think I saw it on the Charlotte Russe website, but I’ve second guessed myself now a few dozen times since I can’t seem to find it on there anymore. Quite frustrating, frankly, since it’s not often I get excited about something so feminine.


People have suggested yoga, as a way to relieve some of this stress/anger, but can you really see me doing this? It’s just not realistic. If I could show up in sweat pants (or swishy’s, aka track pants) and a baggy t-shirt, I’d consider it. I do not, however, think that is the appropriate attire to get into some of the difficult and/or compromising positions one needs to get into to “relax”.  Did I just say that? Did I just say you have to get into difficult positions to RELAX? WTF? Who thought this up? I watched RM#2 do a few yoga techniques one day at the ranch with one of our fellow WE’s who is also a yoga instructor, and there is absolutely no way my body could do that. It just wouldn’t. There’d be no “trying”. I already know.

fake smile

I had someone suggest smiling. Can you believe it? Smiling? Good idea, but it didn’t work. If I smile, it’s not genuine. Why should I be fake? Why would you want me to be fake? You can see right through my ridiculous attempt at a smile. Is that better than the alternative, though?

snoopy hug

I read that asking a friend for a hug is good, but what if the only friend you can get a hug from (or that you feel even remotely comfortable getting a comforting, supportive hug from), is the one that’s contributed to your stress and/or depression? What do you do then?

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