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What do you do when you are feeling sad?

Okay, this is kinda random but I was just wondering. Like what do others do when they have heard bad news, or having a bad day, or just are sad at the moment?

 

Do you go somewhere? Go for a drive? Want to be alone? Retail therapy?

 

For me, I gotta say it's defiantly retail therapy. It brings my mood up for a while. And sweets... nothing better than stuffing myself with candy or cookies. Haha. 

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Re: What do you do when you are feeling sad?

I love ContentlyKayKay's solution of doing volunteer work and helping others in need!  That would definitely put things in perspective.  I want to give that a try next time I'm having a hard time in life.  I usually try to take my mind off of things by watching a happy movie or reading a book.  It gives me a temporary mental break.  Smiley Happy -Laura

Re: What do you do when you are feeling sad?

Breathe/ yoga/ eat fish/ pet my cat/ remember what I'm grateful for/ hug my husband.

 

I'm pretty upbeat most of the time, so when I'm down it's pretty noticeable. Let go and realize you can't control every situation...you can only control your reaction...this has been the hardest thing because I'm pretty logical/ always wanting to fix every problem and some things just can't be fixed...

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Go for retail therapy and drive the longest route possible with feel-good music like icona pop "I don't care; I love it", Ellie goulding "anything can happen", and in general glee soundtracks.

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I immediately get something sweet like ice cream or take a trip down to the nearest bakery (Magnolias in NYC is always a plus lol).

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OMG, I LOVE Magnolia! Since I moved to the west coast I don't get to New York as often (sob) and I seriously still have dreams about that banana pudding. I've tried to bribe friends into FedExing me some, but no dice. I have the cookbook, and I must say, the cupcake recipe turns out tasting pretty similar to the original (if not quite as pretty).

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me too! mangolia is a total danger zone for me -- my friends laugh how I already made friends will all the people at the counter Smiley Happy

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I think it depends on the type of funk / sad spell I'm having. If I'm just upset over a bad day, it helps to meet friends for happy hour or dinner. Even if I don't vent about what is bothering me, the fact that I'm attempting to be social will draw me out (I have the tendency to want to be alone) and that will usually cheer me up and I feel better. If it's more than that, sometimes I just need to be alone until I shake it off. When I'm in the habit, I love going for a long run outside (and when I lived somewhere where I drove all the time, taking a short road trip / driving always helped to clear my head, too). I also love a good book (something engaging!), red wine and BT. Smiley Happy

 

When I was younger (...who am I kidding, this is still applicable), my mom would always talk me down by pointing out the ways in which the situation was not so bad, or how it could be worse. While this approach does not always work in every situation, there is really something to be said for taking a moment to be thankful for and appreciative of what you have, and remembering the good parts of your life.

 

Also, there is nothing better than retail therapy, but it's dangerous for me -- I always think I'll deal with the consequences later and then later I think, "What was I thinking?!" Smiley Tongue

Re: What do you do when you are feeling sad?

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings (from Sephora)
These are a few of my favorite things!

 

Smiley Happy

 

When I'm sad, listening to Julie Andrew's "My favorite things" does help!

Re: What do you do when you are feeling sad?

you just got me singing!!!

Re: What do you do when you are feeling sad?

First, I allow myself 15 min. to feel miserable and then I play with my cats and crochet.

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