Monday, May 11, 2009

Pick-Me-Upper-Kind-of-Music

Everybody has gloomy days, right? And, that includes me. After a time of feeling down and lousy, I tell myself, “It’s time to get out of this rut.” However, it’s not that simple. There’s no magic wand that I can just wave in the air and, voila, I’m cured of the gloom and doom disease. First, I have to battle those voices inside my head. The voices are giving me conflicting messages.

One voice, the optimist, says, “I’m tired of feeling miserable, so, do something about it, will ya?”

Another voice, the pessimist, says, “I feel lousy! I still want to feel lousy and miserable! I don’t want to get out of this rut I’m in, so, just leave me alone!”

“For crying out loud, grow up and get over it!” the optimist admonishes the pessimist.

I don’t like those two voices to keep arguing and wasting more of my energy; therefore, I ultimately take control of the situation. What made me feel blue in the first place?

“You idiot, if you hadn’t been listening to those sad songs you wouldn’t have gotten us into this,” the optimist scolds me.

“Okay. My bad. You’re right!” I say.

“Play the upbeat music. It works every time,” the optimist says.

“No! Don’t you dare!” the pessimist says. “I’ll try to behave. I promise to not bother you anymore. Just don’t play the upbeat music, please? Pretty please?”

“Duh! The only way you leave her alone and not bother her is when she’s happy. And guess what helps her with that, huh?”

“Okay, enough of your arguing, you, two!” I finally say. With that said I queue up my pick-me-upper-kind-of music and crank it up.

Here’s my Pick-Me-Upper-Kind-of-Music playlist. I hope it has the same effect on you as it has on me.



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