A Federal government shut down. Healthcare costs are askew. Federal deficit is insurmountable and gasoline prices are flirting with us who still can own vehicles.
It's all enough to make a senior citizen want to cry.
If you must, shed a few tears. But to move on with your life you can try the following:
- move toward the light; and get outdoors for a brisk walk; or, a leisurely one if you desire; but get outside into the sunshine for a few minutes each day
- count your blessings; or, be grateful for what you do have in your life: friends, family, your health; and tell your friends and family how much they mean to you
- listen to music you like; music that gets your juices flowing, and your feet tapping, and then dance in private if you must, but just dance
- get to the gym during the week, regularly; or, to the local park and do some walking laps two or three times during the week
- take up a musical instrument and begin to learn how to play it; or, learn a new language of the country you wish to visit in the future
- take a part-time job in an industry you have been interested in for so long
All of the above take a conscious decision on your part, which means a thinking process that is involved.
And there's the rub.
It's an attitude that we must develop in order to shoo those blues away.
It's not a Pollyanna-ish approach, but rather, a holistic one.
We embrace the blues at times when it arrives, acknowledge it, but then we show it to the door as we are about to leave for our daily walk in the light.