Pep in my Step

I was talking to my college roommate on the phone last night, and the two of us were taking turns, telling each other how we had both been feeling a little D in the D lately. Down in the dumps that is, in case you don’t frequently speak in abbreviations. I took no magic pill during this conversation, but somehow felt a lot better after talking to her. Amazing what a phone call with one of your best friends can do to remind you how blessed you are. As I soaked in my bubble bath afterwards, I considered other ways to refocus my perspective and to find the pep in my step. My instant mood boosters include –

Working Out. After a frustrating day in school, sports always made me feel better. There is something about running, walking, kicking a soccer ball, and swinging a tennis racket that I still find to be so beneficial.

Country Music. Every once in a while, you just need to find a good song, put your sunglasses on, roll the windows down, and sing and dance and not care who sees you.

ImageLooking Forward. I am all about living in the moment, but sometimes it helps to look forward to a weekend, a getaway, a race, or a celebration.

Reality TV. Yes, Snooki & JWoww are my therapy and I am totally okay with admitting that. I enjoy taking an hour long break from my to-do-list and watching others live.


Family. This is where it all starts and ends for me. My family, dogs included, keep me grounded and remind me what is truly important in life.

Reader Question: What are some of your instant pick-me-ups?