Motivational Monday…Immerse Yourself

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Motivational Monday…Immerse Yourself


Have you ever been in a funk?  You know what I mean.  You feel as if there’s a dark cloud hanging over you. It may be real, such as the listing you didn’t get.  Or in some cases, you may have no reason other than you feel kind of down.

It doesn't matter who hurt you, or broke you down, what matters is who made you smile again. 
Tayler Holder


While I’m very much a happy, upbeat person, there are times when I don't feel as “up!”  It’s as if there’s a slow leak in my balloon. 


It’s not a feeling I like to have!

Here are some tips you can use to rid yourself of the PPMs (Poor Pitiful Me).

~Don’t listen to the news

~Immerse yourself with the things that put a smile on your face

~Surround yourself with friends who lift you up just by being around

~Watch a funny movie or show

~Change what you’re doing or where you are…go for a ride or walk!

~Find a mirror and give yourself a big SMILE

~Think about all of the beautiful things you have in your life



We can’t be happy and upbeat all of the time. It’s not real. However, we can do something about it!!!

My dear brothers and sisters, the joy we feel has little to do with the circumstances of our lives and everything to do with the focus of our lives.
Russell M. Nelson


If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining.
Guy Finley


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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. There are times when I turn off the news (many times an opinion of the broadcaster and not the truth) and go for a walk. While walking I tell myself to concentrate on the things I can control not those I can't. Enjoy your day. 

Jun 17, 2024 04:54 AM
Kathy Streib

Wayne Martin that's the way to do it!!! I think this is why I depend on my morning walks. 

Jun 17, 2024 01:41 PM
Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

Yes, we all do, if we are being honest.  Dealing with recent health issues (no better), I let myself go there mentally.  Fortunately, I snapped out of it.  Great post!

Jun 17, 2024 05:11 AM
Kathy Streib

Michael Elliott I'm very sorry that you are dealing with health issues. Good thoughts sent your way. 

Jun 17, 2024 01:42 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Absolutely Kathy, everyone goes through those phases; just hang in there as it's all part of the journey.

Jun 17, 2024 05:12 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 I agree. Keep going because things will get better. 

Jun 17, 2024 01:43 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Excellent quotes - I especially like the Guy Finley one. As for the tips about feeling better - I'd add Learn Something New.

Jun 17, 2024 05:15 AM
Kathy Streib

Kat Palmiotti that's a great tip to add!!!!  I know that when I learn something new, I feel good!

Jun 17, 2024 01:44 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good advice to share as we face the challenges of a new week.

Keep cool and have a great day.

Jun 17, 2024 05:43 AM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley Thank you. Life is never easy, not matter who you are. Hello to Chef Dolores. 

Jun 17, 2024 01:56 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I feel like that all of the time, life is such a roller coaster, haha.  Going to Mass daily gets me out of whatever funk I am feeling on that day, haha.

Jun 17, 2024 05:45 AM
Kathy Streib

Brian England that must be the best way!!! I told you that when I was an agent for one year, a beautiful agent who'd been in the business for at least 20 years, took me under her wings. She went to Mass every day!!! I admired that. 

Jun 17, 2024 01:57 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I think everyone gets in a bit of a funk once in a while (have you watched the Astros this year?) I think the key is not to live in it too long.

Jun 17, 2024 06:12 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I am a huge Astros fan but they've been struck this year with injuries and errors which is unusual. We need a better closer. Tucker is injured so that's a huge hit. 

Jun 17, 2024 02:06 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathy Streib hi Kathy... no doubt we all get into a funk now and then. I'd have a hard time "trusting" someone who is always upbeat! It's not normal. One thing I don't do if I'm in a funk is turn off the news... not knowing what's happening would put me in a bigger funk! :)

Jun 17, 2024 06:15 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty

If someone is happy 100% of the time, it is a show. That person does not exist.

Jun 17, 2024 06:18 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Thank you for the great information in your blog today to share with

us here on the Rain. Make it a terrific day! bill


Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Jun 17, 2024 07:34 AM
Kathy Streib

HI Bill Salvatore - East Valley Thank you! hope that your Father's Day was a special one. 

Jun 17, 2024 02:14 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and include you blog on your Sunday post and make it a feature also.  We all go through this sometime, I turn on music and dance in my office chair.  lol


Jun 17, 2024 08:59 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Will Hamm I can just see you dancing in your office chair!!!! Good for you!

Jun 17, 2024 02:15 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I have had those days, BUT they never last long.  Life is to short.

Jun 17, 2024 01:24 PM
Kathy Streib

George Souto good for you!!!  Allow yourself some of the PPM's and then move on. 

Jun 17, 2024 02:15 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I can usually work my way out of a funk by taking a swim, spending time out in the morning sun on my patio, or taking a trip to the nearby American River Parkway. I love your quotes related to this.

Jun 17, 2024 04:39 PM
Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farm & Commercial Land Broker-Auctioneer Serving Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm & Commercial Property For Sale 308-627-3700

Hi Kathy Streib I like your advice.  Tonight I watched the National news for the first time in many, many months...and it will be the last time for many, many months.  Amazing that nothing good ever happens in the world for them to report.  Have a great week.

Jun 17, 2024 06:34 PM
Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farm & Commercial Land Broker-Auctioneer Serving Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm & Commercial Property For Sale 308-627-3700

HI Again Kathy Streib I am about to hit 900,000 points on AR and you are responsible as anyone for helping me get there recently...I am not sure if this will work since I already commented but if not...I will go to a different Kathy blog and stage it from there!! M

BOOM! It worked...officially over 900K points!

Jun 17, 2024 07:19 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

We all have our down times. Sometimes we know why and sometimes we don't, but I think it's normal that it happens, and sometimes out of the blue. The important thing is to do something about it, and your suggestions are good ones! Attitude is key here!


Jun 17, 2024 07:49 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Great advice and great quotes to go along with it!


Jun 19, 2024 04:53 PM