I was recently writing an email to some family members who were under a lot of stress. I wanted to help, but I’m kind of far away at the moment, so I gave them what I sometimes need to improve my mood: distraction.
Yep, distraction. If I’m in a funk, homesickness or otherwise, I’ll go write out my frustrations for a while, but after a few minutes, I just find myself writing the same things over and over. I miss my family. I miss my friends. I miss home.
That’s when I know to do something completely different. Get out of my apartment and go for a walk, or If the weather is bad or if it is late in the day, I read one of my favorite blogs or go searching for random stuff on Youtube. Sounds weird, but it helps.
So when I emailed these family members distractions, I sent them a ready-made Youtube lineup. Need a distraction yourself? Here are the videos I sent:
Halloween was recently. I wish I could have seen this middle school science class in person!
What’s a Youtube party without the Old Spice Man?
…and Grover as Old Spice Man? Awww.
Two words: Extreme. Ironing.
Europe’s The Final Countdown, on cello:
(And the original Final Countdown:)