Bad Mood Rising

11 Apr

I am in a bad mood and have been for the past several days. I have not felt like blogging, and I, for sure, have not felt like talking to anyone. When I get in a bad mood, I tend to shut down. That is probably not the healthy way to handle things. Actually, I know it is not the healthy way to handle things. At least, that is what my old therapist said.Therapist

Last night, I tried what a lot of people do when they are in a bad mood or are stressed. I had a few drinks. I understand that it is supposed to be relaxing. Well, it may be for most people, but it is not for me. It accomplished two things. It made me have a terrible night of sleep, and it made me feel bad this morning.

Here is the dumb thing. I knew that is what it would do. That is why I usually only have one drink at dinner or something. I like the taste, but I see no reason to drink more and have these things happen.

Besides that, alcohol is a numbing agent, and I really do not want to be numb. I like the full effects of natural feelings. Happiness. Sadness. Anger. Bliss. Feeling all of those things to their full effect is living life to its fullest. I have always believed that numbing yourself to those things is cheating yourself.

I did not mean for this post to descend into a critique of ingesting adult beverages. After all, I like a glass of whiskey as much as the next person. I meant for it to be an explanation for why I have not written anything in a couple of days. Simply, I have not been in the mood. There are a few things floating around in my mind that will be coming soon. First, I have to get my mind right.

11 Responses to “Bad Mood Rising”

  1. El Guapo April 11, 2014 at 15:33 #

    Hope you snap out if soon.
    but until then, enjoy!(?)

    • Rick April 11, 2014 at 17:27 #


  2. Marilyn Armstrong April 11, 2014 at 18:11 #

    In this house of non- or ex-drinkers, we get it. Moods have to be dealt with, but booze isn’t an option and never will be. It would be nice if we had an easy “fix” wouldn’t it? Let me know if you find one, I could use a fix or three.

    • Rick April 11, 2014 at 20:56 #

      The trouble with booze is that when you come off the buzz the issues are still there.

      • Marilyn Armstrong April 12, 2014 at 00:46 #

        For some of us, the booze itself is BIG trouble. Anyway, alcohol is a depressant, so you do feel worse when it wears off. Physically and emotionally.

  3. paintlater April 12, 2014 at 09:52 #

    Take care.

    • Rick April 12, 2014 at 12:13 #

      Thank you

  4. jcalberta April 12, 2014 at 21:27 #

    I used to go drinking to get women.
    Then I’d drink some more to get rid of them.
    Just kidding.
    i was a bonafide alcoholic at one time … but when I decided to quit … I lost over half my friends.

    • Rick April 12, 2014 at 21:40 #

      They all look better at closing time.

  5. John S April 16, 2014 at 23:30 #

    Listen to some good country songs and it will all be alright!

    • Rick April 17, 2014 at 02:42 #

      There are plenty of them produced around here.

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