Keep Calm and...

The weather here lately has really been bumming me out. I'm like a VitD junkie who's seriously jonesing (is that even what you say?). My liquid D3 is just not the same as the real deal, shine in my eyes, warming my skin. However, I have no control over the cloud cover or how low it is. Currently everyone is walking through them, which is kinda cool in itself, but after what feels like weeks of tiny teasing breaks in the mist it's barely enough to get me to stop. And think.

What do I have control over?

Which brings me to the real topic of this post.

The other day as I was browsing through Pinterest, I saw yet another Keep Calm and do something... prints. You know what I'm talking about. I have not researched the origin* of the very first Keep Calm and Carry On print, but I've seen renditions such as Keep Calm and Eat Bacon, Keep Calm and Rock On, Keep Clam and Keep Running (I think that was a typo, oops! #spellcheckfailedyou), Keep Calm and Go Shopping, and even a Freak Out and Throw Stuff (which gave me a chuckle). But the one that got me on said day as I was browsing Pinterest at work on my lunch break was Keep Calm and Eat a Cupcake.

Keep Calm and What? OH right, self medicate with Frosting, aka: Eat Your Feelings.

Then I took a walk to The Park (cause that's what we call it here in NYC) to read during the rest of my lunch break. This was before the seasons went backwards. I was asking myself, "What do you do when you want to freak out and through stuff? And even though I'm really tired of the Keep Calm and do something movement, I'm going to do it. I'm going to chime in and add my 2¢ ... 1¢ for English and 1¢ for Sanskrit.
Head Stand. Or any yoga pose that is difficult for me. This one takes all of my concentration, focus and energy. There is no longer room for stress...or frosting. 

Breath Control. One of the oldest tricks in the book. So many benefits to this, one being you increase the oxygen in your bloodstream and therefore your brain making is easier to think. Another being slowing down your heart rate, reducing the panic feeling or the desire to freak out and throw stuff. 

Praise and Thanks. aka: Count your blessings. It works. Really. Try it sometime.

* When looking for an appropriate font, I found this site and learned that the original poster was created in the UK during WWII and it was never distributed.

1 comment:

Lindsay said...

I hear you on the lack of sunshine lately. I have one of the sunlight-simulating SAD lights to help ward off winter depression if you want to come over and sit by it with me. :)

Also, yeah, the Keep Calm poster movement is getting a little out of control. But the original story is pretty cool. And so is giving thanks. :)