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Old 02-23-2009, 09:51 AM
 
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Okay, it's no secret, times are a little scary for many of us right now.

I thought it might be helpful to post a thread to share ideas on how to keep your spirits up when things around you are trying to drag them down.

For me personally, I have given up watching the evening news. It's amazing how much just doing that one thing has helped me

Saw this story in the Charlotte Observer and it made me smile - hope it will you too:

Gloom goes marching out at church | CharlotteObserver.com (http://www.charlotteobserver.com/breaking/story/555180.html - broken link)


I quit watching the news on a regular basis a few years ago. It really depressed me. When this meltdown started, i was watching CNBC and CNN alot....had to quit that
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Some got six month some got one solid. But me and my buddies all got lifetime here
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You're not kidding. There might be like 3 or 4 new threads a week that I care to open now. Everything else, I know I can't help on the subject or it's doom and gloome about the economy.

But...but..you have to or this winds up being you...







Beyond that, I'm starting to just ignore as much of it as I can and live my life. You can't magically turn this entire thing around, it's out of my control, and I'm not about to sit there worrying about whatever it is I can't control.

There's absolutely nothing wrong with tuning this crap out.
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:55 AM
 
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I quit watching the news on a regular basis a few years ago. It really depressed me. When this meltdown started, i was watching CNBC and CNN alot....had to quit that
Good for you! It really has amazed me how much better I feel when I don't pay attention to the news.

I agree that getting outside is helpful too. I've been trying to walk every day for at least 30-40 minutes. After warming up I start by speed walking. That takes the stress right out of me by tiring me out Then I finish up at a more leisurely pace, I find this is REALLY helpful folks.
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:56 AM
 
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Which is what most of the political arguments end up being about on CD, IMO.

Which ever way, I know how things are affecting me and the rest of the country, I don't need to hear it 20 different ways from 400 different people.
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Near the water
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But...but..you have to or this winds up being you...







Beyond that, I'm starting to just ignore as much of it as I can and live my life. You can't magically turn this entire thing around, it's out of my control, and I'm not about to sit there worrying about whatever it is I can't control.

There's absolutely nothing wrong with tuning this crap out.

you could take several people out on long drives, that would help....no?
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:57 AM
 
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But...but..you have to or this winds up being you...







Beyond that, I'm starting to just ignore as much of it as I can and live my life. You can't magically turn this entire thing around, it's out of my control, and I'm not about to sit there worrying about whatever it is I can't control.

There's absolutely nothing wrong with tuning this crap out.
HAHAHAHA - LOVE this pic Brian! Reminds me of that saying -

Mind over matter - if you don't mind, it doesn't matter!!!!
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Always better than this:



Which is what most of the political arguments end up being about on CD, IMO.

Which ever way, I know how things are affecting me and the rest of the country, I don't need to hear it 20 different ways from 400 different people.
hahahaha - what a funny pic - and you are right...I'd rather have my head buried in the sand than, um, some OTHER place
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:59 AM
 
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All we can do is deal with those things in our lives that are within our control.

We have to get past the feelings about the things we CANNOT do.

Fill our lives with friends; refuse to be isolated. There are plenty of things we can do with our friends that are no or low cost.

Gosh, when I was younger, we would get together w/ friends over pot luck suppers. No reason we can't still do those things.

There are free concerts out there. Even in small burgs - there are often free events at colleges and churches, especially music concerts. I remember when I was a student, I would find out when the music department at Lenoir-Rhyne was holding senior concerts - and just go listen. Nice break and free!

Start a book exchange with friends. Or frequent the library.
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:59 AM
 
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LOL I love the pics..Yes people it sucks right now but the world is not going to end. Just live your lives as you normally would and just be smarter with money. You can't take it with you when you take a dirt nap. Life is too short to be sitting here freaking out about every little thing. Trust me, it can end like that or change drastically from one day to the other..
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Some got six month some got one solid. But me and my buddies all got lifetime here
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you could take several people out on long drives, that would help....no?


Nobody wants to go with me.
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