Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Is This Bad Mood Going to Last Forever?

This past year has been a downer for me. I have felt lethargic, depressed, unbalanced, achy, short, I've felt like a real curmudgeon. Please tell me I am not doomed to feel this way for the rest of my life.

I guess I shouldn't have been fooled by that old advertisement when it stated: "We're not getting older, we're getting better." Sorry, but I'm just getting frumpy, grumpy and dumpy! AND I DON'T LIKE IT!

I think the adage "Old age isn't for sissies" is closer to the truth.

Please tell me this bad mood isn't going to last forever!

This made me happy last week.

If you are charting your way through this change of life too, maybe a little hand picked bouquet is just what you need today.


  1. Ugh.. I know the feeling. It doesn't/can't/won't last forever.. it only feels that way sometimes.

    Hope you find at least a few reasons to smile.. often. And throw in a good belly-laugh or two.

  2. Yup, I know the feeling. It comes and goes. Sometimes it hangs around too long, and you sink deeper and deeper...

    It will pass though. Different things pull different people out and up....usually what's worked in the past will work again. The best remedy is immersing yourself in something, some activity or leisure or task that takes you find absorbing. A good book and happy movies or anything with Cary Grant in it!

    Other times, circumstances propel us toward this state. That is trickier to deal with, believe me I know!

  3. I'm right in the boat with you. As much as I know how I should be joyful, some days I just feel like sitting and staring at a blank wall because I don't have the energy to get involved in something that would be good for me to do. I know that sounds bad, but I want to thank you for being honest. Some people seem to happy and dancing around all the time. Not me. I tend to blame it on HORMONES most of the time.

  4. This mood will not last forever. Could you maybe try something new? A cooking class, volunteering, teaching art... You have a lot to offer. Change your routine...Play happy music in the car and when you are at home. I hope we can help you! Take care!

  5. Research has shown the the more birthdays you have, the longer you live!!!!!!! As Proverbs says...enjoy the good days and endure the rest. Be blessed!

  6. Research has shown the the more birthdays you have, the longer you live!!!!!!! As Proverbs says...enjoy the good days and endure the rest. Be blessed!

  7. It must be due to your nice thoughts that I had a much better day today. No not so silent rages and even some laughter. This afternoon I called my daughter to tell her that her "bi-polar" mother is better today.
    : )

  8. It might be vacation "let down" that caused your bad mood Steviewren. Sometimes I feel I need a vacation after a vacation because everyhting has pilrd up while I was gone.
    Glad to hear that this was a better day for you!

  9. Anticlimax after your holiday perhaps....and if things are slack/boring at work... plus a few rampant hormones doing wheelspins on your parade, it's no surprise that you are feeling this way.This too shall pass :-)

  10. You are not alone there, Stevie. Some days I feel like I don't even want to move. I feel overwhelmed, useless, depressed and distressed. It's true old age is NOT for sissies.
    Every day won't be a frumpy, dumpy or lumpy one, so smile in between and have some chocolate ice cream. You make me smile every time I come over for a visit!

  11. Gees. I've been dealing with it, you're dealing with it, Mikey was dealing with it. Cripes. But hey, on the up side, you got some good advice here.

  12. i've been battling a bit of depression or something as well. i feel blah, tired, unmotivated. i hope we both get over it soon!!


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