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Feeling Blue - Here is help!

" She is the old man's angel overseer ......  We all feel down sometimes.  I’m talking about those days when something has gone wrong or those odd days when you just wake up feeling down.
  
I'm not talking about depression here!  If it is happening on more than the odd day, then please have a word with your doctor because depression can strike anyone of us and you will need help to overcome it! 


But let us assume you are not ill, you just feel down today.


First of all understand that it is OK and perfectly normal to feel down now and then.  It may just mean that you need to take a rest. 


Anyway, if you just want to feel brighter, try on these simple techniques to raise your mood.
  1. Get a pen and some paper and write down 20 things you are grateful for right now.  It might be the film you watched you last night.  It could be your favourite soap – I love Coronation Street and East Enders.  It can be as simple as the blue sky above you or the smell of the earth after rain; or even what you had for breakfast. But find your 20 simple things and enjoy them.
  2. If you have access to a computer, think of the three places you have always wanted to visit.  Now look them up on Google Earth! Now you are going to take yourself there in your imagination.  Day dream your imaginary vacation.  What would you see? What would you hear? What would you smell?  How would that air feel on your skin. How would you get there, where would you stay? Enjoy it all and make your own special memories.  The nice thing about this is you can come back any time!
  3. Who are your three favourite people in the whole world?  Do you know them personally, then send them an email or a letter telling them how much you admire them and why!  It will make you feel better and it should certainly make their day.  If it is someone famous and you are a fan, write them a fan letter - tell them why you like them and how grateful you are for what they do. Remember everyone likes to be appreciated. If they are not famous, characters from history or just someone you don’t know, then still write it all down and  enjoy some time in their company, even if you can’t send your letter.
  4. Last of all, visualize one perfect day in your life.  What would it be like if things today went just the way you want them to?  For the next few minutes, imagine you are in that day. Go on really imagine exactly what it would be like.  Now go out into the world walking and talking your perfect day and, guess what, this way you have another perfect day coming along tomorrow.


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