Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Smile and Uplift Your Thoughts
So I wanted to post something for today but didn't really feel like it. I've been rather tired and blah the past few days. Or maybe longer. Not sure. Part of the issue is that I haven't been sleeping that well. I think I'm in a bad habit of processing mental and emotional stuff in the evening. It's a pretty common habit, and I have to counter it with relaxing activities, baths, journal writing, or whatever else might help. I have to break the cycle of stress or worry mode. Along with that, as these cards suggest, my thoughts have been generally rather blah or depressive. Nothing horrendous or serious, just a feeling of malaise. Tiredness as the year comes to a close and not feeling particularly directed for the year 2014.
As I briefly touched on here on the blog, I may just allow this feeling of surrender and defeat--at least to the extent that it allows me to take time out to allow something meaningful to surface that I can pursue. But when I do this, I think I have to be especially mindful not to fall into bad habits of anxiety and depression, two common bedfellows in a fallow period. I would like this so-called 'quiet period' to be healing and positive rather than depressing and aimless.
So, I will try to take the advice given in these cards.