Joie de Vivre!

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The blahs. The feeling of being in a rut. Everything is just the same old, same old. Not bad, but not good, just BLAH.

Here are 10 tips to help you laugh, cry, get excited or curious. Shake the blahs and feel good about life again!

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Joie de Vivre!

  1. 1. JoiedeVivreFrench.. noun. JoyofLife
  2. 2. 10waystogetridoftheblahs10waystogetridoftheblahs10waystogetridoftheblahs10waystogetridoftheblahs &enjoylifeagain!&enjoylifeagain!&enjoylifeagain!&enjoylifeagain!
  3. 3. Journal Journal writing is a great way to get rid ofJournal writing is a great way to get rid ofJournal writing is a great way to get rid ofJournal writing is a great way to get rid of pentpentpentpent----up frustrations, anxieties or justup frustrations, anxieties or justup frustrations, anxieties or justup frustrations, anxieties or just irritations that youirritations that youirritations that youirritations that you’’’’ve been bottling up inside.ve been bottling up inside.ve been bottling up inside.ve been bottling up inside. Grab some paper and just writeGrab some paper and just writeGrab some paper and just writeGrab some paper and just write –––– anythinganythinganythinganything you wantyou wantyou wantyou want –––– for 3 pages.for 3 pages.for 3 pages.for 3 pages. Get everything out! And then put it away.Get everything out! And then put it away.Get everything out! And then put it away.Get everything out! And then put it away. Do this every day for 1 month.Do this every day for 1 month.Do this every day for 1 month.Do this every day for 1 month.
  4. 4. GoforaWalk! Just walk!Just walk!Just walk!Just walk! No special destination, no special pace.No special destination, no special pace.No special destination, no special pace.No special destination, no special pace. Just whatever you feel.Just whatever you feel.Just whatever you feel.Just whatever you feel.
  5. 5. WatchYourFavoriteComedy If you have a favorite movieIf you have a favorite movieIf you have a favorite movieIf you have a favorite movie that is guaranteed to make you laugh, watch it!..that is guaranteed to make you laugh, watch it!..that is guaranteed to make you laugh, watch it!..that is guaranteed to make you laugh, watch it!.. and have a great laugh.and have a great laugh.and have a great laugh.and have a great laugh.
  6. 6. GetTogetherwith Sometimes you just need to vent.Sometimes you just need to vent.Sometimes you just need to vent.Sometimes you just need to vent. Sometimes you need to laughSometimes you need to laughSometimes you need to laughSometimes you need to laugh………… or cry.or cry.or cry.or cry. You know what you need and who will let you do it.You know what you need and who will let you do it.You know what you need and who will let you do it.You know what you need and who will let you do it. Pick up the phone and make the call!Pick up the phone and make the call!Pick up the phone and make the call!Pick up the phone and make the call! SomeoneYouLove
  7. 7. PamperYourself Be extra kind to yourself.Be extra kind to yourself.Be extra kind to yourself.Be extra kind to yourself. It doesnIt doesnIt doesnIt doesn’’’’t have to cost a lot of money.t have to cost a lot of money.t have to cost a lot of money.t have to cost a lot of money. Savor the pampering and let the blahs melt away.Savor the pampering and let the blahs melt away.Savor the pampering and let the blahs melt away.Savor the pampering and let the blahs melt away.
  8. 8. HeadtotheBeach… Or to the mountainsOr to the mountainsOr to the mountainsOr to the mountains………… or someplace in nature (even manor someplace in nature (even manor someplace in nature (even manor someplace in nature (even man----made).made).made).made). Just breath and enjoy the beauty.Just breath and enjoy the beauty.Just breath and enjoy the beauty.Just breath and enjoy the beauty.
  9. 9. Experiment Try a new recipe..Try a new recipe..Try a new recipe..Try a new recipe.. Or a new author..Or a new author..Or a new author..Or a new author.. Or a new iTunes radio stationOr a new iTunes radio stationOr a new iTunes radio stationOr a new iTunes radio station Take something you normally enjoy doingTake something you normally enjoy doingTake something you normally enjoy doingTake something you normally enjoy doing & shake it up a little bit.& shake it up a little bit.& shake it up a little bit.& shake it up a little bit.
  10. 10. CelebratetheSeason Whatever the season,Whatever the season,Whatever the season,Whatever the season, do something that allows you todo something that allows you todo something that allows you todo something that allows you to appreciateappreciateappreciateappreciate it.it.it.it.
  11. 11. MakeaGratitudeList Write down 5 things thatWrite down 5 things thatWrite down 5 things thatWrite down 5 things that you know you areyou know you areyou know you areyou know you are blessedblessedblessedblessed to have in your life.to have in your life.to have in your life.to have in your life. Do this every night before you go to bed.Do this every night before you go to bed.Do this every night before you go to bed.Do this every night before you go to bed.
  12. 12. GetHelp The blahs or being down in the dumps are feelingsThe blahs or being down in the dumps are feelingsThe blahs or being down in the dumps are feelingsThe blahs or being down in the dumps are feelings that everyone has at some time or another.that everyone has at some time or another.that everyone has at some time or another.that everyone has at some time or another. However, if you have felt this malaise for anHowever, if you have felt this malaise for anHowever, if you have felt this malaise for anHowever, if you have felt this malaise for an extended period,extended period,extended period,extended period, or if you feel too overwhelmed to do anything,or if you feel too overwhelmed to do anything,or if you feel too overwhelmed to do anything,or if you feel too overwhelmed to do anything, you may have depressionyou may have depressionyou may have depressionyou may have depression and may need professional help.and may need professional help.and may need professional help.and may need professional help.
  13. 13. JoiedeVivre! Life is short.Life is short.Life is short.Life is short. Enjoy every wonderful moment!Enjoy every wonderful moment!Enjoy every wonderful moment!Enjoy every wonderful moment!
  14. 14. Pleasevisitmyblog LisaMichele Fonseca Certified Personal Excellence Coach Meiki Hawaii formoretipsoncreatingalifefilledwith (www.meikihawaii.com/your-own-special-way.html) YourOwnSpecialWay passion,exuberanceandlove!

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