by David Bledsoe DVM
A recent shopping list from my phone:
A) supplies for a swimming pool
B) a good weekend
C) A & B
Good morning from NOMV World Headquarters @ NOMV Plaza where today is "Give a Fuck Friday". Right now my give a shit factor is so low, it's moved down into "I don't give a fuck" territory.
Life is like that. Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug. The beauty is it doesn't stay that way forever. For those days when I'm the bug, I usually do one or more of the following to help get me out of my funk.
1. Write. Some of my best stuff has been written when I am depressed. I'm sure one of our really smart members can tell me why. Even humor can be stronger and more edgy when I am in a bad funk.
2. Listen to music. Something loud and fast and to which I can shamelessly sing along
3. Shower and get dressed. Seems like a little thing but your mind is conditioned to certain pathways when you follow that routine.
4. Go someplace where I can drink coffee or eat and people watch, especially outdoors.
I could say exercise but I would be lying. I don't enough. That's really next on my list.
So I want to hear yours. What do you do when you're in a funk? And remember, it's not always about pulling yourself out of it. It's about not letting yourself sink lower.
I'm off to take a shower. Bluetooth speaker will be playing Bob Seger.
The Admin Team of NOMV is a group of veterinarians dedicated to improving veterinary mental health.