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Down in the dumps

  1. Oct 1, 2009 #1

    wolram

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    What do you do to cheer yourself up.
     
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    I don't
     
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  5. Oct 1, 2009 #4

    lisab

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    Music helps a lot.

    Or a hot bath.
     
  6. Oct 1, 2009 #5

    Borek

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    I am trying to understand Wollie's posts, but it may not work in your case.
     
  7. Oct 1, 2009 #6

    turbo

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    Have you considered adopting a shelter dog? I've been feeling pretty crappy all summer with weather-related illnesses (mold, mildew, humidity) and Duke has really cheered me up. He is always excited to see me, even if I have been gone for a ridiculously short time. When it's time for a walk, for his breakfast, etc, he's always happy and appreciative. Plus, I get outdoors more often so he can have exercise and relieve himself.

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  8. Oct 1, 2009 #7
    I'm happy now!!!!!!
     
  9. Oct 1, 2009 #8
    Get out and do just about anything. I have always thought about moods as being comppared to riding a bicycle. It is a lot easier to keep your balance if you keep moving.

    :smile::smile:
     
  10. Oct 1, 2009 #9
    If possible, meet funny and nice people.
     
  11. Oct 1, 2009 #10
    Cycling usually helps me. Or reading a funny book. Tchaikovsky and Vivaldi have some cheer-inducing pieces.
     
  12. Oct 1, 2009 #11
    Cheering music









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    All the best, Pal
     
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  13. Oct 1, 2009 #12
    I like to work out. Although the way things usually are for me I have no time to do so.
     
  14. Oct 1, 2009 #13
    It depends on my mood and how busy the day.

    Sometimes listening to oldies in the car helps. Sometimes finishing something I've neglected. Sometimes helping someone else do something is therapeutic. If possible, I hug my youngest daughter or my wife - if they aren't around I play with one of the puppies or cats.

    If none of those options are available, I post on PF. If all else fails, I take a walk.
     
  15. Oct 1, 2009 #14

    Moonbear

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    I don't really try to cheer myself up. Usually if I'm having a really lousy day, my boyfriend will cheer me up. Otherwise, a new day often brings better moods.
     
  16. Oct 1, 2009 #15
    for me its a a quick round of video games. Just something to take the mind off of things for a while.
     
  17. Oct 2, 2009 #16

    Borek

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    Haven't you started a new career as a landscape photographer last year?
     
  18. Oct 2, 2009 #17
    Prank phone calls. They always cheer me up.
     
  19. Oct 2, 2009 #18
    Get drunk and watch some old Godzilla movies.
     
  20. Oct 2, 2009 #19
    Get old Godzilla and his creators drunk and watch the new remakes.
     
  21. Oct 2, 2009 #20

    turbo

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    True! We have a potential Ansel Adams of the English countryside, and haven't seen any new pictures for a while...
     
  22. Oct 2, 2009 #21

    wolram

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    Turbo, i would love another dog but the local farmer has a total ban on dogs on his land.
    Duke looks happy.
     
  23. Oct 2, 2009 #22

    turbo

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    That's too bad, Woolie. Dogs are pretty good emotional "anchors" and they will give you extra attention when you're feeling a bit off.

    I have been "borrowing" a neighbor's dog for walks and play for a while, but having a dog of my own is quite different. Duke is the Velcro Dog, and he's stuck to me 24/7. He's pretty attentive, so we have "come" "heel" "sit" "lie down", etc, covered, and we are progressing on "stay". That's a tougher one, because when I walk off, he wants to be at my side.
     
  24. Oct 2, 2009 #23

    DaveC426913

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    When I went off my meds, I suffered a backlash of depression.

    I found that going for a walk in the park helped. I would see everything anew and remind myself that life was actually pretty good. I appreciated the blue sky above, the leaves underfoot, the sounds of chirping birdies.
     
  25. Oct 2, 2009 #24

    turbo

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    When my reactions to fragrances got severe, I was pretty much locked out of public places (even outdoors) and in bad weather, I was house-bound. I got a lot of relief by feeding birds, chipmunks, etc, and taking photographs. I sold off a fairly large collection of antique Winchester lever-action rifles and carbines, and used the proceeds to buy camera gear. That, too proved to be a good move, since the cameras get a lot of use, and they get me out of the house looking for birds, animals, plants, etc to capture.
     
  26. Oct 2, 2009 #25
    When I'm feeling down, I try to do something nice for someone else. I walk other peoples pups, help out getting gardens ready, or help with fall clean up.
     
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