Happy Saturday!- Today, we have a bit of worrisome prose. (Oopsee!! That can be taken more than one way, hmmm.) Then I hope you try a couple of suggested apps that may help take your mind off your worries. I am looking forward to your comments! My mind continues spinning With worry fretting thoughts. I reach out into the darkness Searching for an elusive off switch. I'm on a south bound journey, On the worry train and it's gaining speed. Clickity clack was the sound of the wheels when I started, But now it's a constant fast pace of click clack click. An announcement and the sound of the whistle blowing, Alerts me to an upcoming stop ahead. As the train gets closer to my destination, The clickity clack sound returns. It is telling me the wheels are slowing And I know it won't be long, Until I am back on solid ground. At last the worry train comes to a stop, My mind clears and I see reality. This trip was shorter than the last. So I know my journeys on that train, Will soon be coming to an end. It's been countless hours Of hard work, mindfulness and meditation But by using all my tools, I once again have won!
Now for the good stuff!!
Here are some apps that can be very helpful to pull you out of worry mode.
Three are part of the Free Happify.com app.
One is Uplift and the other is Savor Quest. There is also a fabulous Meditation section– all in the very beginning. Give them a try and let me know what you think.
The next app is from a game called Mad Libs. The game originated in 1950. Yes! That IS before my time. ha! I played from the time I was five and then I used to play with my children. It is a blast with two people or a group!
What are Madlibs? Short stories with the **Nouns (person, place or thing), Adjectives (describes something), Adverbs (verbs generally ending in ly), Verbs (action word), pronouns and possibly, numbers, name of person in room and body parts etc. removed. The person who’s turn it is to tell the rest what is needed, doesn’t tell anyone the title of the story. They just randomly ask the others to give them a/an **see above.
The stories that come out can be totally hilarious. Have you ever played?
Look for Madglibs.com online or madlibs.com under the Google apps to download. Looks like there are several others. I just haven’t tried them. They also still come in the original paper pad form. You can find them at Target or order them online.
“With anything in life, I think that’s when you start stressing yourself out – when you start worrying about the things that are out of your control. What I can control is being at my best every day and having no regrets at the end of each day. That’s what I plan on doing.”- Scott Tolzien
“If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep.” – Dale Carnegie
“Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all.” – Ovid
King Regards and Sunshine – K