(Closed) How do you cheer yourself up when you start feeling blue?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I call a friend and talk about things, someone who I know will say what I need to hear. Or I eat candy. A lot of candy. Wink

Hope you get to feeling better!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@bunnyharriet:  what are you worried about? i always try to tell myself not to worrie it wont help anything i know its easier said then done i just try to keep myself busy with things i like ill go for a walk or go shopping and look at things just to relax.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I put on one of my favorite songs and dance around the house in my socks (we have wood floors).  *HUGS* No matter what you’re worried or down about, just know that it will pass, and whatever life throws at you, you’ll be a strong enough woman to brave it.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I go & pickup a new fiction book I can get lost in for a few days, or take a long hot bubble bath, or give myself a fancy DIY pedicure (extra points if trying a tutorial from pinterest), or workout till I can’t think anymore, or go for a walk on the beach, or clean the house, or go out & take photos… 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@bunnyharriet:  **HUG**

Don’t you waste a single second being afraid of what might happen, we’re all just passing through on this planet anyway, and there are some amazing things on this rock that are just too good to be missed! 

Get out of your head, stop worrying and jump into the moment, it’s the only thing we really HAVE anyway, I can’t guarantee that I’ll be here tomorrow, what if aliens invade?  What if the stupid cat spills water on the tile floor tonight and I slip on it and crack my head in the toilet?  Anything can and does happen, so take that unpredictability that is truly the essence of life and embrace it…if anything is possible, then it’s totally possible that the gene that turns on schizophrenia was something your DNA left out, if all things are possible you could go to a slack lining seminar and find your a genious at it and become the lead performer and Cirque! 

I understand that lingering feelings of worry are a hard thing to shake, but it’s not impossible, you just have to be improbable…strike out on a new adventure!  Even if it’s just to a restaurant you’ve never been to, or dying your hair or a new class, change the scenery and you’ll find a change in you!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I read, literaly loose my self in fiction land, and don’t come out until I feel better.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I let myself relax and pamper myself a bit. I’ll take a bubble bath, rub on lotion everywhere, do my nails, add a glaze or gloss to my hair…it helps to soothe me and cheer myself up a bit. Losing myself in a mindless enjoyable book that has absoltuely nothing to do with my current problems is also a favorite solution of mine.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I whip up a 90 second 1 person microwave chocolate cake, take a bubble bath, come on here or pinterest to distract myself or eat mac and cheese (Kraft is the only one that will do it lol). I know what you mean about worrying about the impact of genetics. Like you said, you should be in the clear after 25 which is typically the age that symptoms will sprout by. I am 26 and found out at 24 that I’ve had chronic depression and anxiety my whole life. All genetics, I got it from both my parents who have both of the illnesses all up and down their family tree. It sucks, and it still a struggle for me every day. Especially TTC b/c I have stopped taking my medication which helped. It is nice to hear that your DH is supportive. That can be a really big help. Just try to tell your mind to calm down and do something that you enjoy, or talk to someone that is supportive to you.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

If I’m feeling down and I don’t know why then I go to the gym and work my guts out. Most of the time it releases any tension I am feeling. If I know the reason I’m feeling blue then I would try and talk it through with someone over a glass of wine. Sometimes you need a friend help to pick you up and give you a shouldn’t to lean on 🙂

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

First of all, *HUGS*. I also agree with @Nona99:. Sometimes it’s hard to remember but every day is special and we are all very fortunate no matter what life throws our way. I’m normally not that sappy but I recently went through some hard times and it’s all about finding the little things to appreciate. Plus, you are extremely blessed to have a wonderful SO who loves you very very much. 

To directly answer your question, when i’m feeling blue I dance like crazy, go for a run, walk or bike ride, play with my cats, call my sisters or any combination of the above. I really hope you feel better soon.

And I love the quote you posted. I’m going to have to borrow that. 🙂

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