Thursday, February 11, 2010

Man, I’m really happy today!

It’s true! I’m almost giddy I’m so happy. This isn’t because of anything that’s happened. No major event triggered this. I think it’s the result of some small changes I made in my routine recently that have just triggered a good feeling within my spirit.

The changes I made were very small. I’ve been dealing with depression ever since my marriage broke up in ‘99. I have a good counselor and maybe a very smart psychiatrist who prescribes my medication. So for the past 3 days I’ve been on a very small dose of Bupropion. Just 100 mg a day, extended release. This dose is small enough to not cause that edgy feeling that this drug is known for but it helps lift my spirits. I think it is taking effect. But I don’t think that alone has triggered this surfeit of happiness.

The next change I made was last night’s routine. It was cold in the apartment so I took out time in the middle of the evening to draw and take a warm bath. I washed my hair and when I was through I put on comfy clothes and went to bed at my usual time, hair still wet but combed. When I woke up this morning I had more time in my routine to do stuff I wanted to do instead of feeling the need to get ready for work. My hair was dry and fluffy, call that wash and sleep. LOL More time gives you a relaxed feeling about your day so that’s going to become a more regular change I think. Bath at night and ready faster in the morning. Plus I think I slept better for that. Good sleep gives me a much better mood.

Then I elected to dress comfortably for work. I work in a business casual environment and some of my coworkers wear suits. I would have loved jeans today but it’s not jeans day so I pulled out an old pair of loose fitting pants that still looked good and topped them with one of those thin flannel shirts that gives you lots of room to move. Added a belt and I”m ready for for anything and can move comfortably without care to whether I’m sitting like a proper lady and feeling cuddled in that flannel. I think that finished the mood lift.

So clean, rested, comfortable, and ready to face the day. I attribute some of this to the Happiness Project. And I’m going to continue to read that blog because I keep finding good suggestions in it that lift my mood. Hope your day goes as good as I anticipate mine will.

Peace! Hope! & Joy!

8 comments:

jinksy said...

Sounds like a good recipe! Don't they say proof of the pudding is in the eating? Hope you get your teeth into something good today! :)

jsd said...

That is really wonderful Lee!!

lightly said...

its the little things, taking just five minutes a day to blow wind up your own kilt does wonders for the mind and body.

murat11 said...

Lee: Nice when the little changes leverage up, big time. Peace.

Anna said...

Lee I am so happy for you. Glad to hear that small things matter, because they really sometimes do make us happy. Thanks for sharing your good spirit story, hope all is well otherwise. Anna :)

Sandi McBride said...

I am so glad that you are having happy days, Lee. Sounds like you've got it all worked out and the road is finally straightening out. Seems your new routine is just what the doctor ordered!
hugs
Sandi

San said...

You sound like you're having good-hair days, Lee. :) I've had the experience of falling asleep with wet hair and waking to find it looking good. It does set a certain tone for the day.

HUG.

Sveety-Lana said...

А я вот что-то никак не могу помыть волосы...

Французы говорят: хочешь переменить жизнь - помой волосы!