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Normally when I’m sad or blue, I’ll just do something mindless. I have a hard time concentrating so reading is out. I do sometimes sit and knit. A lot of times I just sit and watch all my birds eat and look for deer and pheasants out my window. Sometimes I just sit and play Farming games on Facebook. Anything that requires NO THINKING.
Hmm. Am I allowed to feel sad or depressed? It has been a long time, or else my memory is very short. I seem to remember times when I felt depressed and just went to sleep. If that’s not an option, I might take a few minutes to feel sorry for myself, then pull myself out of it and get back to work. I have noticed that for me, the best cure for the blues is to get something done. Even if it’s one mindless task toward a work project, then another – or organizing a pile of “to dos” in a dusty corner – it somehow helps me to put my “troubles” in perspective and look forward to a new day.
talk or write about it
I tend to go to bed, and sleep, if possible, otherwise I go sit and stare at a point for a long time and thinking about my sadness. I trained myself to ask if the thoughts I have are right. If I cannot come to a solution, I talk it over with my husband or my good friend Coby in the Netherlands.
I may go to sleep or sulk for awhile, but then I reflect by writing or talking to my husband to see if my feelings are really just taking over logic! I am an emotional person. Switching train of thought-doing something else like meeting up with a friend or going shopping-always helps too like SKL said.
Me too Tessa! I’m glad you are realizing it a lot younger than I did. I get emotional, and it takes over your logical thinking. Jason kinda puts me back in my good place very nicely. BUT that has been a 10 year process! lol
A funny movie or working out usually help too…I also will just look for a reason to laugh or just smile, thinking of all my blessings, then it turns into a real one sooner or later!!
I find that praying is the best way for me to realize just how truly blessed I am. Yes, even in those darkest of times. 😦
I drive to a nearby dam and I lie down and ponder over my life and try hard to see any beam of light out of the murky tunnel.thanks for the Q.
I tend to try and do nothing as well. I’ll just watch TV or play solitare with, gasp, real cards! If I am really in a deep funk I will take off and walk the beach for a bit.
I get very down and I do nothing. I sleep when I can and eat when I can. I almost become a cat in that way. September is always really hard for me because me son goes back to school after having him with me all summer. I’m a stay at home mom who also works from home. We’re very close. I was good this year though, It wasn’t as bad as it has been in recent years. As I age, and I know I’m a late bloomer at this but as I get older I learn to deal with things, certain situations better. I’m still learning.
Now when I feel myself starting to get down I TALK about it. I ask my husband for help. He’ll take us out to the arcade or to lunch. He’ll get me out of the house and cheer me up. It’s amazing what happens when you actually talk and ask for help. 🙂
I’m a serious emotional eater, and I’m trying to break that awful habit.
So lately, I’ve taken to going up and watching my “Vicar of Dibley” DVD’s, ’cause that show makes me laugh out loud, no matter how many times I watch it, or how well I can recite the dialogue.
I also tend to just plow through it – doing stuff that needs doing on the computer, or around the house, or whatever. When it’s really bad, I’ve gone for a drive, read a book, or taken a nap.
The one thing I try really hard to do is to hide it from Josh, if it’s an “angry” sad. He doesn’t need to deal with that kind of emotional crap. But if I’m just sad, having a bad day or whatever, I will let him see that… he’s a great hugger, and it always brings me out of my funk.