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#1    spartan max2

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 09:46 PM

So my question is what do you personally do when your really sad to cheer yourself up?

Im kind of down in the dumps today =(

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 09:49 PM

Figure out why I'm sad, and fix it. If I can't come up with a valid reason, I start working on a project or just generally keep busy. An hour or two later, I completely forget what made me sad and I'm good to go...

Having a "purpose" does wonders for your mental health :tu:  boosts confidence, occupies your thoughts, etc

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 09:56 PM

Does depend on why you are sad.
If its a boy/girl friend, switch off your phone and do not go onto facebook to discuss it, put on a good dvd, pref a comedy and NOT  your favorite love story.
Do not turn to the bottle either.

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 10:03 PM

watch funny stuff


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 10:10 PM

Lean on friends. Or otherwise keep busy like Dark_Grey.

No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness. ~ Aristotle

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 10:18 PM

Smoke legal marajuana.  Just kidding, I listen to really loud music. :yes: :clap: :tu:


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 10:22 PM

View PostOverSword, on 27 January 2014 - 10:18 PM, said:

Smoke legal marajuana.  Just kidding, I listen to really loud music. :yes: :clap: :tu:

I forgot about...listening to loud music.

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 10:30 PM

Tunes all the way. It is ambrosia for the soul. I don't know how I would have made it through without Joy Division.

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 10:49 PM

I'm sad a LOT. I stick a few of my favourite songs on and have a sing along (The neighbours sometimes object) Or I watch something that makes me laugh. I have a weird sense of humour so say people that know me so inevitably I end up watching alone. Or I make a fuss of my kitties.

Edited by SheWomanCatTypeThing, 27 January 2014 - 10:49 PM.


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 10:54 PM

View PostDark_Grey, on 27 January 2014 - 09:49 PM, said:

Figure out why I'm sad, and fix it. If I can't come up with a valid reason, I start working on a project or just generally keep busy. An hour or two later, I completely forget what made me sad and I'm good to go...

Having a "purpose" does wonders for your mental health :tu:  boosts confidence, occupies your thoughts, etc

Thanks, your advice seems the most legit , no offense to everyone else lol. I just give the award to Grey.

But seriously thanks everyone

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 10:55 PM

So long as you know the difference between being a bit down and being clinically depressed.


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 10:55 PM

View PostSheWomanCatTypeThing, on 27 January 2014 - 10:49 PM, said:

I'm sad a LOT. I stick a few of my favourite songs on and have a sing along (The neighbours sometimes object) Or I watch something that makes me laugh. I have a weird sense of humour so say people that know me so inevitably I end up watching alone. Or I make a fuss of my kitties.

Im curious what would be an example of you weird sense of humor lol? like if you can think of a video or clip off the top of your head

" I imagine that the intellegent people are the ones so intellegent that they dont even need or want to look "intellegent" anymore".
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Posted 27 January 2014 - 10:57 PM

I have severe depression and am trying to resist medication to control it, but what I've found works best for me is:

1. A healthy diet, with lots of naturally present vitamins and minerals (like in fruits, veg, and organic/unprocessed foods).
2. Ample amounts of quality exercise, especially cardio and muscle toning activities which release endorphins.
3. Having pets, which are far less judgmental and more empathetic than human friends.

Those are my top three, but watching some TV or music listening to which I associate with a calm state of mind also helps, but that'll vary from person to person. For me it's watching a comedy panel like QI, or paranormal shows like Animal X or Paranormal Witness. I like to listen to power or speed metal, or movie soundtracks. That's just me. It takes my mind off of things and makes me laugh, and think,

A thought provoking activity also helps. Learning a new skill, or developing an old one. Something hands on works best, because you have to focus. Reading or even watching something can make it easy for your mind to wander back to why it's upset, so having something which engages your body will help take your mind away. I like to make things, so if I feel really uneasy I will try to find something that puts my hands to work.

Edited by Stormcrow, 27 January 2014 - 10:58 PM.


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 10:58 PM

View Postspartan max2, on 27 January 2014 - 10:55 PM, said:

Im curious what would be an example of you weird sense of humor lol? like if you can think of a video or clip off the top of your head
Well, It can't be that weird or the things I watch wouldn't be made! Just weird for the people I know I suppose. I can't think of anything now!
I do love salad fingers though!

Edited by SheWomanCatTypeThing, 27 January 2014 - 10:59 PM.


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 11:01 PM

View PostStormcrow, on 27 January 2014 - 10:57 PM, said:

I have severe depression and am trying to resist medication to control it, but what I've found works best for me is:

1. A healthy diet, with lots of naturally present vitamins and minerals (like in fruits, veg, and organic/unprocessed foods).
2. Ample amounts of quality exercise, especially cardio and muscle toning activities which release endorphins.
3. Having pets, which are far less judgmental and more empathetic than human friends.

Those are my top three, but watching some TV or music listening to which I associate with a calm state of mind also helps, but that'll vary from person to person. For me it's watching a comedy panel like QI, or paranormal shows like Animal X or Paranormal Witness. I like to listen to power or speed metal, or movie soundtracks. That's just me. It takes my mind off of things and makes me laugh, and think,

A thought provoking activity also helps. Learning a new skill, or developing an old one. Something hands on works best, because you have to focus. Reading or even watching something can make it easy for your mind to wander back to why it's upset, so having something which engages your body will help take your mind away. I like to make things, so if I feel really uneasy I will try to find something that puts my hands to work.
I wish I had the energy to do anything when I'm "on one".
I can't even read when I get that bad. Good on you.





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