Question of the Day – No. 129 When you’re at your worst, what do you like to think about so you can feel a little better? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrMoreLinkedInRedditPinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailLike this:Like Loading... 76 thoughts on “Question of the Day – No. 129” Add yours I like to think about how different my future can be if I work hard enough now and if I do things daily to improve myself, my future will improve as a consequence. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply A big scary-ass, long-haired metalhead with a huge chest, unnaturally muscular forearms and a penchant for old horror movies. Shallow, I know, but it makes me feel better 😀 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I like to think of all of the things I am grateful for and all of the things I love about myself and it always makes me feel a bit more positive and brings a smile to my face and a sense of calm to my body LikeLiked by 1 person Reply That’s a great strategy! Practicing grateful thinking can help us get back up on that horse called life. LikeLike Reply I like to think that since it can’t get worse I should try and do something right to prove people wrong. If I fuck up one thing I’ll improve in another area. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Awesome mindset! LikeLike Reply My kids LikeLiked by 1 person Reply That’s great! Btw, how is your business going? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply It’s slow lol. Being accepted into the gallery will boost it I pray. There is a grand opening the 15th of September, so I’m excited. Thank you so much for asking!! LikeLiked by 1 person What a coincidence! On 15th of September is my birthday! LikeLiked by 1 person Then it’s going to be a fabulous day!!! My bd is the 23rd! LikeLiked by 1 person Awesome! LikeLiked by 1 person My cat playing with his tunnel toy. He loves it and has completely destroyed one already. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply My cats have one too 😊 LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Awesome 😃 LikeLiked by 1 person I’m sure that brings a smile on your face 🙂 LikeLike Reply It sure does 😁 LikeLiked by 1 person Waking up on the green side of the grass (instead of underneath the grass) and knowing tomorrow is going to be a new adventure!… 🙂 “Everyday on the path least traveled brings adventure and change, that change presents a challenge, mentally and physically, as to how to accept it and deal with it, generates an excitement about being me while exploring the universe, living a second of time and looking forward to what the next second of time brings, looking forward to living life and doing it my way.” (Larry “Dutch” Woller ) LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Yes! Everyday is Day 1. LikeLike Reply There is a special kind of music. Delta Blues. Also, something like this helps LikeLiked by 1 person Reply What a great song! It really brings some piece to my mind. LikeLike Reply I think it’s thinking about a really good time or times and using the good feeling from those moments to lift you to feeling better. And sometimes you can even add an action to that by doing something that you’d do the times when you feel good–even reading motivational stuff helps to keep a more balanced way of thinking and feeling. Thanks for sharing. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Those are great strategies! Actually, yesterday I woke up a little down and I put my headphones on and I’ve listened to some motivational speeches on YouTube. It did the job! 🙂 LikeLike Reply Everything but the bull crap happening around me 😒 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I agree. That can help. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Stoicism LikeLiked by 1 person Reply It doesn’t get overwhelming from time to time? LikeLike Reply Nope. It’s the best way to change perspectives LikeLiked by 1 person First off, I think about my breath/inner feelings and hold on to what dignity I have by relaxing myself with logic, humor, or comforting thoughts, or countering negative thoughts with. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply …the first three. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply It is awesome if you can counter those negative thoughts. I strongly believe we should all do that in a way that can transform those thoughts. LikeLike Reply I think about how things are temporary. I get my some good sleep. I then face another day with a clearer and peaceful mind. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply That’s great! 😀 LikeLike Reply The ocean. Snuggling in bed with my pets. Napping. Basically tuning out humanity. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Awesome strategy! It works every time? LikeLike Reply For me – most of the time. I’m also blessed with a terrific amount of nature (feral cats, raccoons, the odd opossum, squirrels and more birds than I can name) in my yard – and tuning out people and just watching that interaction works. There are also YouTube live feed videos of the ocean that help me. LikeLiked by 1 person I had to write in a gratitude journal when I was at my lowest. There were some days where everything I wrote felt simply like I’m thankful for the birds and thankful I can see and hear. I basically had to remind myself to be greatful for all those things we take for granted and that, in time, helped me. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply If we really think about it, we have lots of things we’re grateful for 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Exactly, there were some days I was like this food taste amazing. I have always tried to appreciate having food but once I started writing in the book it carried over to everything else. I could literally see all the reasons I am blessed. LikeLiked by 1 person I think about, “What is going on in my life right now that I don’t like?” Then I accept it and decide step by step what I want to do about it. Coming up with a plan for change puts me in a better mood. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Do you act upon that plan as well or just making it helps with the problem? Sometimes only the thought that we can do something about our problems can make them go away. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Most of the time I act on it. Other times, I write it down and save it for later. LikeLiked by 1 person My wife, my son, then our dogs. Strange, I know. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Actually, it’s not strange at all. That’s what Gary Vaynerchuk when he encounters sh*t in his life so you have the mindset of a winner 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply My mantra: Per Aspera ad Astra ( “through hardship to the stars”). I am not the luckiest person on earth. And I always have to work extra hard for things that other people get in a bit. I don’t mind the challenges and obstacles, but, sometimes, it would be nice to have a full week with no drama and with good news. A long time ago, when I was in high school, an iridologist looked into my eyes and said,” Per Aspera ad Astra..” YES, iridology for most people is nonsense. But, the man got me and my struggles. And, the sentence got into my soul. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I know how you feel. I had to work hard for almost everything I had in life, but I feel stronger because I managed to do them. I have lots of failures as well, but it means that I have lots of lessons too. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Pray and then call my mom! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply That’s great! How do you feel after you talk with your mom? LikeLike Reply Pray, drink, pray and drink LikeLiked by 1 person Reply So praying to find strength and drinking to forget. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I take stock of the good things, the breath in my lungs, the food in my belly, and the roof over my head! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yes, practicing gratitude is always a great idea! LikeLike Reply Nothing. Grab my camera, earplugs, loud music and just taking photos LikeLiked by 1 person Reply So your passion is your place to heal 🙂 LikeLiked by 2 people Reply I think about the stars and how in the grand scheme of things I got the miracle of a chance to be here… to be present. Humbling myself by being aware of how small and insignificant I may be, no matter how big my problems might seem it makes me want to strive to become some significant in this world… why live a life any other way LikeLiked by 1 person Reply “it makes me want to strive to become some significant in this world… why live a life any other way” <– I love this! Our problems are nothing compared to the problems our world faces so we can try to make it a better place. LikeLike Reply I eat a lot, I pray and I try to remember why I should be grateful. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply What a great strategy! Healthy eating I hope 😀 LikeLike Reply I’m watching Breakfast at Tiffany’s hihi LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Whatever it helps 😀 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I try to ask myself about the WHY? Am I overwhelmed feeling bad because of other people or because of myself?! And then I find a solution to get out of the hole! Sports is the best combined with music. If I am tired and feeling bad having a warm shower and reading books and listening to music is the key to overcome that mood. Sometimes it’s just necessary to let those tears happen in order to let things go. Often we are in situations where we swallow feelings down our throat. And then you see something in the outside and it’s triggers you. I had a hard time to come over the death of my grandfather alltough he is dead more then 17 years. But we had that magical connection and sometimes I need to cry if I miss his smile. Oh that was a lot I shared! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply From the outside can come both good things and bad things so we can get better or worse. I guess we have to know which part of our surroundings can do good and which bad so we can choose when to go in which. It sounds like you had an awesome connection with your grandfather. I’m sure you’ve learned a lot from him! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I take responsibility for everything. As I go through my list I sit back and watch everything change. It is an alchemical experience that is truly magical. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Taking responsability means taking control 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yes and healthy control eh LikeLiked by 1 person Its hard to completely shut down a thought and so least we can do is divert our mind. I love reading and writing. So whenever I am at my worst I either write something or think about all the books that had an impact on me!!! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Awesome! Do you have a top 3 books that had an impact on you? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply yup! The books that I think about during worst times are mostly YA fictional and paranormal maybe because i am a teenager and so it puts a smile on my face. 1. Lux series 2. Throne of Glass 3. Wings of fire (its an auto biography by Dr. APJ Abdul kalam former president of India also known as Missile man and my idol!) LikeLiked by 1 person I think about my kids and little pets and animals LikeLiked by 1 person Reply That’s awesome! So you have a big family? LikeLike Reply I think about the fact that there are others less privileged than I am…. makes me feel blessed. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yes, that thought puts things in perspective. LikeLike Reply Well, my answer is not what I think about but what I like to do…I grab my iPod and find one of my feel-good songs, give it s listen and I usually feel better. 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Awesome! What songs do you have in that list? LikeLike Reply Belinda Carlisle – Heaven is a Place on Earth. Billy Joel – Uptown Girl Shaggy – Angel Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar On Me John Cougar Mellencamp – Hurts So Good. Bob Marley – Lively Up Yourself Bon Jovi – Blaze of Glory Janet Jackson – Black Cat and Escapade LikeLiked by 1 person With these songs, no wonder you feel better. LikeLiked by 1 person Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email.