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When you're feeling down....

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Re: When you're feeling down....

Ha...wish I knew the answer....but I would say if I need to blow off steam, I clean house...in warmer months, I would probably walk.

 

Right now, I am a little down, guessing it is cabin fever....the winters have a way of doing that to me....it's cold, I don't want to go out much.  If I had a willing DH, I would move.  There is nothing keeping me in our current location.  Maybe knowing that I will not be relocating is what has me down.

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First I try to fix whatever it is that is giving me the blues.  I rarely, if ever, feel down for no reason at all.  I know some people do experience that.  If I can't fix whatever is wrong; I usually go online and buy myself a little something; like a lipstick or some hand creme or body lotion.  Taking a nap can perk me up too.  

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Re: When you're feeling down....

Count my blessings......

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Re: When you're feeling down....

@house_cat  change my environment, which could involve going to a comedy at the theater, going shopping, getting out of the house, making something (cooking, sewing, crafts), watching funny TV shows, or spending time with others.

 

The best thing I've found it to make your mind busy with other things. 



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Re: When you're feeling down....

I take a step back & count my blessings.Then I busy myself with something that gives me a sense of accomplishment. 

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I used to do crafts;  knit, crochet or sew, but lately, I've been so worried about some things going on, I can't concentrate, so, I've been  surrounding myself with the things I love ... My little dog on my lap, my cockatiels hang out on my shoulders .. In fact, watching my birds is very soothing to me -- and I've heard having an aquarium does the same thing;  it has a calming effect. 

Other things I find soothing because I enjoy them so much - listening to classical music on YT and watching ballets.

If you like ballet, you should check out the Prix de Lausanne videos.  There's also the Royal Opera House channel, which has wonderful dancing.

I'm hoping when my court hearing is over, I can relax and get back to my crafts.

Doing something with my hands, especially crochet, is very soothing.

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Oh!  Hahaha!  I almost forgot .. I'm in a ton of FB groups;  cooking, crafts, pets .... basically, my hobbies, which I can talk about forever! 

 

"The less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful your life will become."
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Somewhere long ago I read that a person can only maintain a extreme emotion for about 15 minutes.  They said it much more elegantly.

 

I am a firm believer in wallowing it for a little while.  Eventually it will be become boring and you will be over it.

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I babysat for my 6month old GS yesterday.  He's such a happy baby!

 

Denial is good thing too.  I can't think about the bad stuff 24/7.  (DH has prostate cancer Gleason 6 rating)

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Re: When you're feeling down....

playing mushy face with my dog works, we see who can kiss the other the most.  She usually wins.

 

I don't really know an answer for the question.  It passes, if and when it comes on.