I have been contemplating the rises and slumps you get in life. Yesterday was a rise, I watched a good movie (Dark and Stormy Night- I recommend it) and I was singing on the way home, happy with the thought that I wouldn’t need to worry about homework today. This morning, however, I got up late and did little for most of the morning. I felt I was in a slump. Nothing frustrates me more than when I feel idle and involved in petty things when I could do better.
I figure the trick is to recognize when your in a slump, and then figure out how to get out of it. Recognizing you are in a slump does little good if you do not act on it. Not that I’m entirely sure how to do it myself. But I figure if you think about some of the things you do or feel when you are in a rise, it can help you get out of a slump.
Like singing, which I mentioned earlier. I have my own set of songs I like to sing when I’m in a particularly good mood. It helps me to keep those things in mind. Sometimes favorite quotes come to mind. One of mine is from Hamlet; “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dream’t of in your philosophy.” I have begun to feel this way a lot, especially in recent years and with being in collage and whatnot. I don’t think anybody can help but think it when they look at t images from the Hubble Space Telescope (which I currently have as my desktop wallpaper).
Well, I had a great time with my old roommate. It’s times like these that make me happy. And dance in the shower. It’s great when you feel good, and then you… celebrate that. Be happy because you are happy- increasing the total amount of happiness. May as well, right? I like to think that the increased happiness of one evening can extend out through the week. One can hope, yes?