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Old 08-19-09, 09:43 PM   #1
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"Meh" days

I mentioned in ILB's thread that I sometimes have "meh" days, where I don't wanna do anything unless I'm absolutely *forced* to do so. Like, dragged-kicking-and-screaming forced. For me, it's like a little mental health holiday from everything. I usually just want to be alone with a computer/book/musical instrument/tub of ice cream/dark chocolate with no one to bother me. "Meh" time is also "me" time.

I'm guessing that this is because I'm an introvert who, by circumstance, just HAS to spend most of her time around people. I take public transportation, I'm in college, I work at a lab dealing with hoomans, I start tutoring work again during the fall, I perform at or watch concerts--people everywhere. It's absolutely draining for me to be in contact with too many people all the frickin time, so sometimes, I have to get in touch with my inner hermit and just tell the world to STFU and go away.

Does anyone else here get "meh" days too? If so, how do you deal with them?
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I mentioned in ILB's thread that I sometimes have "meh" days, where I don't wanna do anything unless I'm absolutely *forced* to do so. Like, dragged-kicking-and-screaming forced. For me, it's like a little mental health holiday from everything. I usually just want to be alone with a computer/book/musical instrument/tub of ice cream/dark chocolate with no one to bother me. "Meh" time is also "me" time.

I'm guessing that this is because I'm an introvert who, by circumstance, just HAS to spend most of her time around people. I take public transportation, I'm in college, I work at a lab dealing with hoomans, I start tutoring work again during the fall, I perform at or watch concerts--people everywhere. It's absolutely draining for me to be in contact with too many people all the frickin time, so sometimes, I have to get in touch with my inner hermit and just tell the world to STFU and go away.

Does anyone else here get "meh" days too? If so, how do you deal with them?
I just chill. If I can't just chill I usually eat my body weight in junk food while doing whatever I have to do
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I passed a restaurant called the Mehfil Cafe tonight. I thought of foo and smiled a knowing smile.
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Ahh, the feeding. Yes, I can relate. I eat dark chocolate when I can't chill. But dark chocolate isn't junk food. It just isn't!!!
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Does anyone else here get "meh" days too? If so, how do you deal with them?
If I get one of those on a weekend, I go for a 4-5 hour bike ride by myself. I can just zone out and get away from everything.
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If I wasn't so meh, I would go get me a bag of cheetos right about now.
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I call them pajama days. As in bugger all, I'm wearing pajamas all day.
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If I get one of those on a weekend, I go for a 4-5 hour bike ride by myself. I can just zone out and get away from everything.
What about on weekdays?

Right now I'm lucky that in uni they don't care if we go to class or not--it's my money that I'm wasting for not going anyway. Plus I don't get "meh" on job days because even though it's an interacting with people job, I love it.
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Meh days were usually cured by my best friend Genki. But since he went to heaven, I found that forcing myself to go ride usually helps.
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Meh days were usually cured by my best friend Genki. But since he went to heaven, I found that forcing myself to go ride usually helps.
I find that teh kitteh makes meh days worse! He gives me a look that says "oh, we're sleeping in today?" and then plops and cuddles. He's such a bad influence.
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I get "meh" days and I'm a guy! I ride my bike when I get them. as you know my wife gets them too.
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I find that teh kitteh makes meh days worse! He gives me a look that says "oh, we're sleeping in today?" and then plops and cuddles. He's such a bad influence.

I'm going to admit something here. Last night was the first time that the new kitteh came to sleep in Genki's spot on my neck without me forcing him to lay there.........and he purred and purred and purred. I cuddled my face into him and fell asleep. Like I did with Genki. For the first time in a long time I fell asleep immediately.
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I get those a lot too. I think it's a reaction to just being overwhelmed by the big to-do list that is modern life. That, or borderline depression.

I must say though, that the company of the "right person" could change everything in about 30-40 minutes.
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Awww, Siu that's so sweet.
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I was having a "meh" day...then my friend sent me a txt telling me to get to the pool just to swim...no need to break any personal records or anything. Ended up doing 2,500 yards in 70 mins. That's a PR.

Of course, it's not hard to set PRs when you've just been swimming for a month and a half after 16 years off...
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I call them pajama days. As in bugger all, I'm wearing pajamas all day.
I did that a few weekends ago. Stayed in pajamas the whole day Saturday, watching the last season of the Sopranos online. It was highly therapeutic.
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HD dark chocolate ice cream isn't junk food either, right? Cuz I ate like half a pint yesterday after a ride.
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I get "meh" days too. Usually a skate or a bike ride solves that but when it doesn't then I listen to happy, energetic music.
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What about on weekdays?

Right now I'm lucky that in uni they don't care if we go to class or not--it's my money that I'm wasting for not going anyway. Plus I don't get "meh" on job days because even though it's an interacting with people job, I love it.
If it happens on a day when I can't go for a ride, I usually spend the day reading a book or looking through cooking magazines. I love to cook and the magazines usually have some new recipe that looks interesting and I'll want to try.
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"solves"? it's not a problem to hate people. people suck. i hate everyone.
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