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Day 38 Emotional Cold (Linda's Blog u.nu/rl89 )
1. Set timer for 20 minutes to write about emotional experiences
2. Don’t worry about making it readable: go where your mind takes you.
3. At the end, you don’t have to save the document; the point is that those thoughts are now out of you and on the page.

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Day 38 - Emotional Cold

Wow! This lesson describes several years of my life of the not too distant past in which I gained something like 20 pounds by reaching for cookies or chips. Thankfully, those days are over. Right now, I'm pretty much ok.

1. Create a first-aid kit for the next time you get an emotional cold.
Like Linda, I have a box of herbal teas.
A 150 calorie dark chocolate bar with the tea.
A good book.
A phone call to a caring friend.
Coffee meet-up with a caring friend.
Interacting with team members on the 100 DWL team on Sparkpeople.
A 10 minute exercise session.
Using Mary Kay Satin Hands to love myself.
Sometimes I watch an ongoing TV/movie mini-series.

Janet in Georgia

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I feel like I really do have an emotional cold at the moment - I'm feeling very stressed and anxious about the Corona-virus - particularly in relation to my work as a care worker - we're very much in the front-line with vulnerable people.

I got home at about 10am today, and remembered that I had a volunteer job to go to; I went along and found there was nothing to do today, so I popped into town for some groceries, then, because I was feeling delicate, I decided to treat myself to lunch in a favourite cafe near to where I live. It was a good decision - I felt nurtured by it.

Then I came home and got a load of laundry done, whilst spending the remainder of the day curled up on the settee reading a gripping ebook from the library!

I shelved my idea of doing my circuit training and/or going for a swim, and decided that rest was what I needed to reduce my stress levels.

I also sent a message to my 'family' group on WhatsApp saying that I was feeling anxious and stressed about it - and my sister-in-law sent a sweet message back. I messaged another friend who is being treated for a chest infection and had to go to hospital in London while she was up there visiting family - she jokingly said that she had to convince the Chinese doctor that she had not recently been to China etc as she had the same symptoms as Corona-virus. She then told me not to worry because the Chinese doctor had told her not to worry about it! We've arranged to meet up on Monday for a coffee. A third friend is suffering with bereavement at the end of November, and yesterday had to have her cat put to sleep - feeling distraught and now suffering with a diarrhoea and vomiting bug! I've offered to go and see her on Saturday (if she's clear of the bug).

So - my first aid kit was rest, reading, treating myself to eating lunch that someone else had prepared, and connecting with people who care about me!

next day: I slept really, really well - didn't wake in the night at all, and woke feeling restored!

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 2/27/2020 (01:26)
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Day 38. Emotional Cold

Linda's rally cry to make it this time lines up with the beginning of Lent. I have come to use seasons of different slants on efforts instead of trying all the time, and Lent is a season of effort to reflect, simplify and reconnect spiritually

My emotional cold recovery strategies are the same as last round

- making sure I am hydrated, having some rooibos tea with milk or some kombucha or some plain water
- sticking to eating only healthy food, superfoods if possible, just so I feel like I am taking good care of myself, and sticking to my meal times and not eating in between meals - and remembering portion appropriateness
- hanging on and completing my responsibilities for the day, then going to bed on time
- spending the next day taking a few hours off sometime during the day to reflect on what is happening and what to do about it
- spend some of the reflection time outdoors with the dogs walking by the river
- spend some of the reflection time just sitting or lying on the couch letting thoughts come to me and taking time to think slowly without pressure about a solution

Edited by: JUNEPA at: 2/27/2020 (09:45)
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Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
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DAY #38 EMOTIONAL COLD

Thankfully, I haven't had an emotional cold in a few weeks now. This feels like cheating, but I read my list from our last review and I still like it:

My First Aid Kit emoticon

I pulled out my First Aid Kit :

1. Relax in my jammies all day and don't worry about "having to do" anything
2. Read - all day!
3. Watch the TV shows/movies I WANT to watch
4. Add French Vanilla creamer to my coffee
5. Take a nap with a cuddly blanket
6. Attend my Rejuvenation Yoga class
7. Run my Oil Defuser with an Energy Oil
8. Call a friend who is uplifting
9. Check in with SP Friends and articles
10. Search computer for Uplifting Quotes & Images
11. Get outside and breath in some fresh air
12. Journal about my emotions
13. Get creative with my crafts
14. Use Take-Out food instead of laboring over the stove

Sue

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100 More DWL- Day 38 Emotional Cold

With an emotional cold, you feel a little moody, discouraged and slightly depressed.

• Create a first-aid kit for the next time you
get an emotional cold.
• Write a list of things you can do to help you recover when one hits.
• Do one of the thing on your list today. It might help prevent you from getting an emotional cold.

• Create a first-aid kit for the next time you get an emotional cold.

One of the wisdoms that have come with age is to recognize signs that lead to distress and act early to recover before getting into a full-range crash. I don't have a whole range of strategies yet, I am still building them.

For me what helps is either
- making sure I am hydrated, having some rooibos tea with milk or some kombucha or some plain water
- sticking to eating only healthy food, superfoods if possible, just so I feel like I am taking good care of myself, and sticking to my meal times and not eating in between meals
- hanging on and completing my responsibilities for the day, then going to bed on time
- spending the next day taking a few hours off sometime during the day to reflect on what is happening and what to do about it
- spend some of the reflection time outdoors with the dogs walking by the river
- spend some of the reflection time just sitting or lying on the couch letting thoughts come to me and taking time to think slowly without pressure about a solution


• Write a list of things you can do to help you recover when one hits.


Isn't this the same as the first point?

• Do one of the thing on your list today. It might help prevent you from getting an emotional cold.

I am not feeling an emotional cold at the moment, but I shall return to my first aid kit above when I do

Edited by: JUNEPA at: 5/24/2019 (11:20)
June -- Pacific Time Zone
Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
Sopra le nebbie delle valle e le vicende della vita sorge una promessa di luce e serenita.


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100 More DWL- Day 38 Emotional Cold

With an emotional cold, you feel a little moody, discouraged and slightly depressed.

• Create a first-aid kit for the next time you get an emotional cold.
Admit and accept it IS A COLD and be kind to myself!
Make sure I rest and relax and when able to hug a pillow or one of my family
Have a soak in the bath, take a mindful walk if weather is ok looking at colours, smells, sounds. Write a letter to self or job description/evaluation. Continue tracking food.

• Write a list of things you can do to help you recover when one hits.
Keep at daily task list in a book so you can tick off and also keep it for a record of when I have done things! Include walk!

• Do one of the thing on your list today. It might help prevent you from getting an emotional cold.
Completed two items no my task list for today; did weeding in the front garden and changed my bedding and hoovered my bedroom.
FOOD MUSTN'T BE PART OF MY FIRST AID KIT!


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4/29/19 9:02 A

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DAY #38 EMOTIONAL COLD - ROUND 2

This lesson review was 4/25 and it is now 4/29. I have had such an awful "emotional cold" emoticon ! The symptoms actually started way back on 4/8 when one thing after another started to not go right, the way we had planned on, the way they were scheduled to go. I tried to cope and nurture myself, but the symptoms were constant and persistent and just got worse and worse until I finally succumbed to the comfort of food 4/19. I continued that line of comforting through 4/22 - 4 days of binge eating - until I could finally get a grip on. UGH!

I pulled out my First Aid Kit emoticon :

1. Relax in my jammies all day and don't worry about "having to do" anything
2. Read - all day!
3. Watch the TV shows/movies I WANT to watch
4. Add French Vanilla creamer to my coffee
5. Take a nap with a cuddly blanket
6. Attend my Rejuvenation Yoga class
7. Run my Oil Defuser with an Energy Oil
8. Call a friend who is uplifting
9. Check in with SP Friends and articles
10. Search computer for Uplifting Quotes & Images
11. Get outside and breath in some fresh air
12. Journal about my emotions
13. Get creative with my crafts
14. Use Take-Out food instead of laboring over the stove

From 4/23 - 4/27 I had two coffee dates with friends, the spring season start of a Walking Program I participate in with a friend got started, I went to a great Garden Club meeting about how we can make our luncheon supplies more eco-friendly, I attended a wonderful class at our Y about Plant Based Eating, I gathered girlfriends to join me in a fundraiser dinner and 5K Run/Walk, and DH and I attended a fun Murder Mystery dinner party. Despite all of this the cold, although getting better, wasn't done with me yet. In between all of those wonderful, nurturing activities I continued to struggle intermittently.

21 days later I FINALLY am feeling like my "old" self. Yesterday, Sunday, 4/28, I let my heart totally guide my activities of the day without any pressure from my head! Everything FINALLY fell back into the right place emotionally.

I don't look forward to facing another such Cold any time soon, but when one does come my way I need to remember:

FOOD CANNOT BE PART OF MY FIRST-AID KIT! ! !


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It always helps to get workouts in when I'm feeling down. The only trouble is getting started. I'm less likely to jump right in and make exercise a priority then. So first on the list is to get started on some kind of movement even if I'm not all geared up to drive in to the Y. Another thing that helps is personal grooming like coloring my hair, or doing a pedicure. I have plenty of time to myself most times, so "making time for myself" is not an issue usually. Getting outdoors even for a few minutes is nice, too, and lifts my spirits. Another activity is playing with the dogs, or brushing them.



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Day 38 - Emotional cold



With an emotional cold, you feel a little moody, discouraged and slightly depressed. You aren’t dealing with deep issues that need counseling or medication. You just feel an emotional letdown or a sense of emptiness. If you learn to recognize the symptoms and start treating it right away, you’ll perk back up and recover a lot faster.

Today



1. Create a first-aid kit for the next time you get an emotional cold.
-Think about what is going on and getting me down (failure, moody, guilt, discouraged, sad, feeling empty)
-Make time to take care of me
-Nurture myself
-Make a list of people to call who make me feel good and keep it available
-Read this somewhere and liked the ideas for an emotional first aid kit for your senses.

Some ideas for your kit:
Sight: photos, postcards, old greeting cards, colors you love, mementos filled with fun memories.
Smell: Perfume, scented candles, room freshener, shower gel samples.
Touch: Hair brush, massage bar or moisturizer, warm socks.
Taste: Special toothpaste, lip balm, lip scrub, gum.
Sound: A list of your favorite feel good songs, a poem you love, a note reminding you of an encouraging voice memo you made on your phone.
Spirit: Song lyrics, poems, love notes, quotes.

2. Write a list of things you can do to help you recover when one hits.
Get plenty of rest and sleep
Go outside and enjoy the sunshine and nature
Plan something to do that I really like
Find something positive to think about
Call a friend who is fun to talk with
Call someone who could use my help

3. Do one of the thing on your list today. It might help prevent you from getting an emotional cold.
I went outside to my garden and enjoyed its beauty, the sunshine, and nature.


~~~MARILYN ~~~
Virginia - Eastern Time Zone
The worst thing to be without--hope.
The most effective sleeping pill--peace of mind.
The main reason my past diets failed--lack of motivation.
The greatest "shot in the arm"-- encouragement.


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Day 38 Emotional cold

With an emotional cold, you feel a little moody, discouraged and slightly depressed. You just feel an emotional letdown or a sense of emptiness.

Learn to recognize the symptoms and start treating it right away.

1. Create a first-aid kit for the next time you get an emotional cold.

I seem to be coming out of one. Taking control of my diet has helped. Also eliminating snacks but adding the Vega protein bars and shakes seems to make me feel better. Plus taking vegan DHA and zinc, along with B12 I take.

Also telling myself two things:

I am in control.
and
Just keep moving.

My first aid kit: my teas: green and ginger turmeric. My endless supply of raw vegetables. Also my collection of ebooks and podcasts and other things I listen to.
Plus, having a sketchbook in my cubicle at work so I can draw during breaks.



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An Emotional Cold can creep up unexpectedly.

Grab a cup of coffee and sit outside
Take Jasmine for a walk.
Read
Journal
Draw/paint
Watch old movies (love the oldies but the goodies)
Definitely buy prepared food.
Make a pot of soup - soothing even in warm weather



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I don't think I can improve my first-aid list from last time - it's pretty spot-on I think!

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make sure I rest and take time to do nothing when I can
buy a ready-made meal, even something like ready-made hummus and prepared salad bowl or a ready-made soup
have a soak in the bath
do yoga - Yoga with Adriene has a variety of videos specifically aimed at when you are feeling blue, or lonely, or anxious, or tired - always very nurturing.

- Write a list of things you can do to help you recover when one hits.
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write a list! using a daily task list helps me just keep doing one small thing at a time, keep moving forward
check my diary and make sure I have something to look forward to - draw a line through a day when I can choose to do nothing - no place I have to be
take multi-vitamins - a nutritional boost is always worth doing
go for a run

- Do one of the thing on your list today. It might help prevent you from getting an emotional cold.
yup - I've been for a run; I've made a list; I'm not doing more than I have to.



Gill

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Day #38 Emotional cold

My first-aid list:
Plan a day with friends
Plan a day alone outside with nature
Clean my house
Write a paper letter or find uplifting cards to send
Paint; read a new book; nap;
Have an extra cup of coffee and call a friend

Phyllis ~~
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Day 38 - Emotional Cold

• Create a first-aid kit for the next time you get an emotional cold.

Call a friend. Plan an activity.
Walk in nature.
Read for pleasure.
Snuggle with a warm blanket and watch Hallmark movies.
Nap
Work on my vision collage.
Find something to laugh about.
Relax and clear my mind. A cup of tea on a soft chair.

• Write a list of things you can do to help you recover when one hits.

Discuss with someone what is bothering me. Vent.
Admit to myself what is bothering me. Cry if I need to.
Make a positive / negative list.
Let what's bothering me float away - visual image leaf floating on a stream or a helium balloon.
Do a random act of kindness. A feel good thing.

• Do one of the thing on your list today. It might help prevent you from getting an emotional cold.

It's too hot to walk outside today. I will read for pleasure and call my aunt as an act of kindness.

I will read for pleasure today.

Dee
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Day #38 Emotional Cold

With an emotional cold, you feel a little moody, discouraged and slightly depressed. You aren’t dealing with deep issues that need counseling or medication. You just feel an emotional letdown or a sense of emptiness. If you learn to recognize the symptoms and start treating it right away, you’ll perk back up and recover a lot faster.

I surely have felt this way at times, but, thank goodness, not lately! When I first started reading this lesson I though "Oh,Oh!" Just reading about it felt a bit depressing and I didn't want to put any thoughts in the back of my brain that would take me down that path. Have you ever had that? When someone suggests something to you and suddenly you find it happening to you? This can be both a positive or negative something. Just the suggestion seems to makes it come true. So I put this lesson aside for the day (besides my internet was acting up at the time; a blessing indeed!).

Today (a day later)

• Create a first-aid kit for the next time you get an emotional cold.
• Write a list of things you can do to help you recover when one hits.
• Do one of the thing on your list today. It might help prevent you from getting an emotional cold.

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Movies, Journal, Computer, Coloring Book, Coffee Creamer, TV, Phone, a Good Book, Soft Blanket, Essential Oil, Take-Out Menu

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1. Relax in my jammies all day and don't worry about "having to do" anything
2. Read - all day!
3. Watch the TV shows/movies I WANT to watch
4. Add French Vanilla creamer to my coffee
5. Take a nap with a cuddly blanket
6. Attend my Rejuvenation Yoga class
7. Rum my Oil Defuser with an Energy Oil
8. Call a friend who is uplifting
9. Check in with SP Friends and articles
10. Search computer for Uplifting Quotes & Images
11. Get outside and breath in some fresh air

I start every morning with Journaling. I review how I have felt during the past 24 hours and what made me have those feelings; either sad or joyous. I also write my Attitude of Gratitude list. Then I write out my "To Do" List whether I get to it or not. Usually doing all of this will give me enough of a boost to move forward. If that doesn't work, I may just give myself permission to sit around and do nothing while I wait to recover. It may take 2-3 days, but that is o.k. just as long as I remember -


FOOD CANNOT BE PART OF MY FIRST-AID KIT! ! !



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Day 38 Emotional first-aid kit
I'm reading and taking notes on how to handle emotions better.
Key - write down feelings/actions - next time will be easier to resist eating.
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Day #38 Emotional cold

Oh yeah, these can come along out of the blue. First of all recognizing it for what it is and just letting go as much as possible and riding it out depending on how serious the situation is that is causing it. Avoiding meltdowns by keeping nutritionally deficient snacks and food out of sight and if possible out of the house. Also helpful is giving myself permission to feel this way and to do as many self nurturing activities even if it's curling up on the couch, binge watching TV with a big, safe bowl of popcorn.

Music can be so uplifting and thanks to Cat's post today I opened up my music and added her fabulous "Amazing Grace" song to my praise play list. For some reason I have been playing everything but this play list. Not sure why because it truly helps me to count my blessings and cast my cares on Him.

Big Thanks Cat! ~~This song is so upbeat and uplifting, so different from the usual rendition of "Amazing Grace" and a very helpful remedy for me when I get an "emotional cold".

Edited by: GOCALGAL at: 7/25/2018 (18:34)
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Day 38 emotionality cold
First aide kit my favorite movie the greatest showman
Go for a walk for a healthy cry, write a letter to my happy self, go outside and enjoy nature
Today walked. Cried. Prayed. Meditated

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100 More DWL, Day 38 Emotional cold

With an emotional cold, you feel a little moody, discouraged and slightly depressed. You aren’t dealing with deep issues that need counseling or medication. You just feel an emotional letdown or a sense of emptiness. If you learn to recognize the symptoms and start treating it right away, you’ll perk back up and recover a lot faster.

Today

• Create a first-aid kit for the next time you get an emotional cold.
• Write a list of things you can do to help you recover when one hits.
• Do one of the thing on your list today. It might help prevent you from getting an emotional cold.

I'll have to come back to do this exercise because this isn't an issue I've dealt with lately. I can review other lessons that have ideas that can give me emotional support, like the previous lessons on heart hunger.

Joy is a Choice. Choose joy moment by moment.

When all else fails, persistence prevails.

Injoy:) Carolyn

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Day 38 Emotional cold

With an emotional cold, you feel a little moody, discouraged and slightly depressed. You aren’t dealing with deep issues that need counseling or medication. You just feel an emotional letdown or a sense of emptiness. If you learn to recognize the symptoms and start treating it right away, you’ll perk back up and recover a lot faster.

Today

• Create a first-aid kit for the next time you get an emotional cold.
creative, artsy, and crafty things, journals and pens, books, planner, iPad for music and little games
• Write a list of things you can do to help you recover when one hits.
create something, even it it's just playing with stickers
write
read
plan something for fun
listen to music
play a little game
talk/hug my hubby
pet my pets
drink a glass of wine
• Do one of the thing on your list today. It might help prevent you from getting an emotional cold.
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Day #38 Emotional cold
Honestly I feel an emotional cold when I watch the news of things going on in our world. For those who tell me to “just not watch” I don’t see that “not knowing” is an answer to anything.
Because of all the wonderful people I’ve met on this website, I know how very connected our world is.
My first-aid list:
Plan a day with friends
Plan a day alone outside with nature
Clean my house (it’s a big house) ;) ;)
Write a paper letter or find uplifting cards to send
Paint; pull weeds; read a new book; nap;
Keep a great grandchild for the day (actually my day today-he’ 2)
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7/25/18 6:58 A

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CD13384562 Posts: 7,356
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emoticon Create a first-aid kit for the next time you get an emotional cold.
This is a good way to describe how I have felt on and off for the past week. Sort of "down" but not weepy or broken. Just "off". Often Linda's lessons resonate at just the right time.

Self care is important any day, and even more important on one of those "down" days. I have a wedding anniversary coming up, my 4th as a widow and even though I have a new love, the pain of losing the old is still there, always will be there and is not to be denied. Acceptance of the grief is an important part. My heart is 95% healed. The other 5% raises it's head to scream occasionally.

emoticon Write a list of things you can do to help you recover when one hits.

-Hug a pillow
-Take a walk, preferably in nature
-Take my vitamins
-Write in my bullet journal
-Read for pleasure
-Hot shower
-mani/pedi
-hug Tom
-track my food
-count my blessings

emoticon Do one of the thing on your list today. It might help prevent you from getting an emotional cold.

So far I have tracked my food from last night's dinner and today's breakfast, taken my vitamins, and reflected on my weight loss patterns and daily calories over time for the past year.

I am blessed to have a man who loves me and who also understands when a widow mood strikes.

LOL I also checked the lottery numbers. Someone won $512+ million last night, we won $2.



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7/25/18 6:13 A

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Day 38 Emotional cold July 25, 2018

Have you been struggling with life lately? Maybe feeling a bit down? I'm wondering if you might have an emotional cold.

An emotional cold can be brought on by any number of stressful things. Sometimes it's a struggling relationship, a job layoff or just being overwhelmed or sick of life at the moment.

3 steps to recover from an emotional cold

Admit it is a real cold
Dont blame yourself
Nurture yourself until you feel better

With an emotional cold, you feel a little moody, discouraged and slightly depressed. You aren’t dealing with deep issues that need counseling or medication. You just feel an emotional letdown or a sense of emptiness. If you learn to recognize the symptoms and start treating it right away, you’ll perk back up and recover a lot faster.

Today

• Create a first-aid kit for the next time you get an emotional cold.

• Write a list of things you can do to help you recover when one hits. Go for a walk or get to gym, Have healthy snacks on hand

• Do one of the thing on your list today. It might help prevent you from getting an emotional cold

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7/25/18 5:53 A

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I've had an emotional cold lately. I had about 3-4 days in a row when I woke with a heavy heart for no discernible reason, when my motivation to do anything was severely compromised. Blogging on Spark helps, having people to 'talk to' on here helps. Then sticking to my plans as far as possible helps. Routines help. My bullet journal daily planner helps. I've never taken time off work with an 'emotional cold' - and can't see myself doing that.

- Create a first-aid kit for the next time you get an emotional cold.
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make sure I rest and take time to do nothing when I can
buy a ready-made meal, even something like ready-made hummus and prepared salad bowl or a ready-made soup
have a soak in the bath
do yoga - Yoga with Adriene has a variety of videos specifically aimed at when you are feeling blue, or lonely, or anxious, or tired - always very nurturing.

- Write a list of things you can do to help you recover when one hits.
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write a list! using a daily task list helps me just keep doing one small thing at a time, keep moving forward
check my diary and make sure I have something to look forward to - draw a line through a day when I can choose to do nothing - no place I have to be
take multi-vitamins - a nutritional boost is always worth doing
go for a run

- Do one of the thing on your list today. It might help prevent you from getting an emotional cold.
yup - I've been for a run; I've made a list; I'm not doing more than I have to.



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Day 38 Emotional cold

With an emotional cold, you feel a little moody, discouraged and slightly depressed. You aren’t dealing with deep issues that need counseling or medication. You just feel an emotional letdown or a sense of emptiness. If you learn to recognize the symptoms and start treating it right away, you’ll perk back up and recover a lot faster.

Today

• Create a first-aid kit for the next time you get an emotional cold.
• Write a list of things you can do to help you recover when one hits.
• Do one of the thing on your list today. It might help prevent you from getting an emotional cold.

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