By Crabby McSlacker
So the last week or two I was in a bit of a funk. And I'm still struggling with minor transitory stuff like injuries, and the resultant lack of exercise, and a potential new restrictive diet. (FODMAPS anyone? Copious whining about that to follow, if it indeed happens). Plus of course there's the usual dreaded Crapload of Stuff That Really Freakin' Needs to Get Done But Where The Hell to Find Time?
And yet? Funk gone for now! Perspective returned. Back to feeling mostly good about life. (At least for a congenital pissypants grouchbucket).
I know that research says gratitude is one of the best tools for getting out of a crappy mood, but for me it's no magic pill or anything. Efforts can seem kinda hollow and forced, and even if the "thinky" part of my brain gets it, the "feely" part just feels worse for being so lame that it doesn't recognize how lucky it is.
But sure enough, just pluggin' away and noticing good stuff where I can really does help! (A good go-to source on how is pretty much anything by my fave geek/guru Rick Hanson). And then, voila, once I start feeling more myself again, the gratitude all comes rushing back for reals and everywhere I look there is all kinda stuff to feel grateful for. Cranky Fitness readers in particular!
So please allow me share some appreciation and some fun links.