Work is hard. Sometimes life just doesn’t go as well as we wish it would. Here’s the things we do to calm ourselves down and get some perspective. Or at least some comfort.
Look at savings. This reminds me that in the worst case scenario we won’t starve, not for a while at least.
Eat chocolate ice cream, preferably male*
Make chocolate chip cookies, also preferably male
Read something engrossing. I read somewhere that this does good things to the brain in times of stress and is better than some other ways to relax. So it must be true.
Watch something brainless and funny. Ah, Big Bang Theory, how I love you.
Snuggle. Wasn’t there just an article making the rounds about the power of touch? So yeah.
Look up alternate careers. Because we are never trapped.
Eat pasta. (This doesn’t work as well for #1 because it is often followed by a carb crash. But there’s something very homey about spaghetti with meat sauce. The ultimate comfort food.)
Re-read silly novels. They can’t surprise you with sudden depressingness.
Listen to MC Frontalot.
Call partner on phone
Look at lolcats… or kitenwars… or dailysquee… Cute aminals. Nuff sed.
Cuddle a kitteh
IM #1 (see above whine)
Go to bed and sleep it off. Tomorrow is often better, assuming you don’t have crippling nightmares that keep you from sleeping.
Distract self with internet (LibraryThing)… or blog about it. (See whine.)
What do you do when you need a little TLC? (The care, not the crackers.)
*male ice cream includes NY Super Fudge Chunk, rocky road, everything but the, turtle soup etc… male cookies include generally walnuts or pecans.