After a TOUGH day, what do YOU do to get back in a good frame of mind/relax/wind down? Do you read a book? Take a long shower/bath? Play with the kids? Play with the dog? Watch t.v.? Maybe just eat and go to bed? I had a tough day. Now, I'm blogging, which is kinda working as a catharsis. I still have troubles but I'm feeling better and those troubles don't seem as bad. Maybe it's the time change--that always weirds me out. It's one time during the day but it's really a different time! That's enough to make anyone's head ache.
I USED to just think about some problem over and over and it seemed the problem would get bigger and bigger. When I had a "real job" as a counselor, I would have called that "perseverating." Now, I tend to handle things a little bit differently (see above).
So, what specific things do YOU do to feel better and recover from a trying day? I'd like to hear from you. Happy end of the weekend!