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.

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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?

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