I have a client who is in a lot pain right now. I want to see her pull up and out of her tailspin. I’ve been trying all kinds of things and thinking about this. Do you have any tricks? What do you do when you’re feeling lousy about something you are not going to be able to change?
I am not talking about merely coping. How do you pull out of a tailspin and get back to regular cruising altitude?
In searching for a possibilities for the client, I realized I have a bunch of songs that conjure up certain feelings. When I want to pull out of a tailspin, I choose something snappy to listen to, by an artist who is upbeat and/or quirky. Basically, I get back to my own kind because I am not meant to be a bottom-dweller. Work in a dirty grave, sure, but with the sun shinin’ down, see?
I choose songs that tend to mock people who are self-important or take themselves and their impact they’ve had other people too seriously. There is no impact, when you’re laughing singing fun songs with your friends and I can track this to my childhood. I had far more than my share of suffering growing up. But I could put our one record on this old record player. I’d dance and flip around and laugh like the Jupitarian I am!
This gal has Jupiter too.
How do you pull out of a tailspin?