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Aimless depression and an indulgence in self pity

  1. kirstenblog profile image78
    kirstenblogposted 7 years ago

    I am feeling an aimless sort of depression and dearly desire to indulge in some serious self pity for no apparent reason. If I had some good reason I would not be here but immersed in a total self pity party with me, myself and I, alas the tragedy is that there is no reason, nothing in particular to complain about really sad

    Maybe I should get my butt in gear and find a reason to feel better, thus this forum. I would like to ask you guys to post your most entertaining hub suggestions be they your own or someone else's. Note I am feeling rather lazy and so am not looking for self improvement type hubs! Works of comedy or fantasy fiction would be preferable. Also if its not well written I will be clicking the back button fast, remember I am feeling lazy and don't want to have to work out what it is the author is trying to say!

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      zona aposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You need stimulation!
      Find something so interesting you cannot put it down!
      Explore some new ideas!

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      patspnnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      If you are "indulging" in what you say is indulgent self pity for no apparent it may be time to check your diet and vitamin intake because certain lack of nutrients may cause depression

  2. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    I'm sure I could come up with some ways to make you smile or laugh and get you out of your depression, but since I really don't know you all that well, such as, a personal level, then I can only offer my assistance, without being or seeming like a perverted old man. lol lol

    But, I am of the understanding that 'sexual' chit chat, or even small meaningless statements can make people laugh, but again, like I said, I don't know you personally. big_smile

    And, on other hand, I'd like to extend to you a warm welcome, if you want to talk, then feel free to contact me and talk about anything you decide to share. If I can help CHEER you up, then that would be even better. lol lol big_smile yikes tongue

    1. kirstenblog profile image78
      kirstenblogposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Why not suggest a creative hub you have written for me to read? I have had a read of a few of your hubs and I bet there is a good one that can provide a distraction?

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Well, to be honest, I don't have any Hubs that could help you with your present plight. I've written a poem on Depression and Inspiration, but after reading them myself, don't recommend reading.

        So, I decided to become a follower of your writing, and with any luck, that will put a smile on your face. However, on another note, you've now shown a weakness in my display of writing and now I must try and fix. I'm grateful that my ignorance has been shown to me in this area. I'm off to fix now my own plight.

        Try to keep smiling. big_smile

        1. kirstenblog profile image78
          kirstenblogposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I guess that there is always an up side! It sounds like you will be diversifying your hubs by writing some fun/silly/just plain entertaining hubs. If I have inspired that then I gotta grin about that big_smile

          1. Cagsil profile image60
            Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Well, I've arrived at a different conclusion, after re-reading one of my poem that I wanted to share.

            It might be funny or cheerful, depending on the underlying cause for your blues during these days.

            http://hubpages.com/hub/A-Poem-You-Wont … lse-part-6

            It is a poem on Depression, but your view of it might be different than mine. big_smile

            1. kirstenblog profile image78
              kirstenblogposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              There was no comment box! Well I will have to leave my comment here (by the way I gave it an up vote). I think you are wise and sage about depression. My take is that you understand that it is going to happen sometimes and its better to accept this. When a case of the blues hits you can't really run from it, better to indulge in it to some extent but be mindful that it is in indulgence that must be kept in check. Something like that anyway!

              My advice to myself, no alcohol tonight cause that just makes depression worse!

              1. Cagsil profile image60
                Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Correct, alcohol will make your depression worse. And, yes you understood my poem exactly. But, what I thought you might find funny was the last few lines, with regards to putting men and women together when they are both depressed...it doesn't bode well for either of them. lol

                1. kirstenblog profile image78
                  kirstenblogposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  That last one probably got a little to close to the mark really, hubby is just as sulky today as I am hmm

                  1. Cagsil profile image60
                    Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    lol

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    Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago

    Ah I know the feeling...it's the holidays I think... try this if you haven't read it yet.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Gift

    1. kirstenblog profile image78
      kirstenblogposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I have read this one lol! This is the sort of thing I need tho, a good fun distraction that almost counts as 'work' as I can say its good hubtivity

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        Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Maybe you should visit my blog if you haven't been there lately.

  4. Daniel Carter profile image92
    Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago

    I have a little suggestion that works for me. Sometimes the blues really are a biochemical dip. So I take a fist full of Vit D and fish oil caps. Mind you, not everyone wants to know this, but still if you try it at night before bed, more often than not you'll wake up with a little brighter countenance. If it doesn't work then it wasn't biochemical.

    So here's my other offering, for what it's worth. Not scintilating stuff, but fun, nonetheless.
    Here it is:
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Pigeon-Limerick … -Past-Life

    Maybe you'll get to watch more snow fall? That seems so peaceful to me.

    1. kirstenblog profile image78
      kirstenblogposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for sharing your hub! I left you a comment wink. Did you draw the picture at the top?

      1. Daniel Carter profile image92
        Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for commenting! Yup, I drew the pic. I do that sometimes.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

    Daniel that might just work. When my husband started eating sushi twice a week, his mood brightened considerably. I think it was all the rich omega-3's he gets from it.

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      yes sushi is nice kirsten, I always eat it, I love rice on it LOL

      hugs for you,

      if you have time you can read this one,

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Why-am-I-blesse … ht-sadness

      1. kirstenblog profile image78
        kirstenblogposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Sushi is my favorite traditional christmas dinner actually! Nothing quite so good as home made sushi

        1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
          prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I can make for you if you are near here, but I guess you know how to  make one already...

  6. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    I find Vitamin D does help my mood. But, I still feel like this occasionally too. I think some of us are hard-wired that way.

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    Home Girlposted 7 years ago

    It depends on what part of the globe you are now. If it is as cold as in Toronto, Canada right now, you could get undressed completely(I mean, completely), could leave your slippers on, I guess. Go to the nearest corner of your street and try to survive there for half an hour, at the same time inviting passers-by to take part in the challenge... until police get curious. if you get lucky, in half an hour you'll get a lot of energy, forget abour your depression and you'll be running for shelter as fast as you can, feeling very happy that you have one!

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    hmmm if you haven't read my middle finger hubs you should read those ones they'll make ya laugh I'm sure. Or hmmm...not play wheelbarrow with a chow chow is a good one.

    1. kirstenblog profile image78
      kirstenblogposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I am going to have to mosey on over and read your hubs! I bet I can find a few in your 100 hubs! Congrats by the way big_smile

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        thanks kristen and yea you'll find funny ones in those I think hehehe

        1. kirstenblog profile image78
          kirstenblogposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I left a comment on the first one, I hope you enjoy big_smile

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    uh oh now I'm scared lol

  10. ForTheInterim profile image78
    ForTheInterimposted 7 years ago

    This is my best attempt at a funny hub!

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Teach-yourself- … h-Language

    I'm not much of a comic writer, but check out the Weather Forecast video anyways smile

    For some reason I feel I've read that you're from the UK - so you may have already heard some jokes of this sort then!  But for a Canadian, moving to Northern Scotland was an interesting experience.

  11. lorlie6 profile image87
    lorlie6posted 7 years ago

    Well, kirstenblog, I certainly got a righteous chuckle or two out of this one:
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Top-Ten-Passive … e-You-Hate
    And if that doesn't do it, just sit on your behind and look out the window! lol

    1. kirstenblog profile image78
      kirstenblogposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I suggest this one should be read by anyone in need of a laugh! Good suggestion lorlie6

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    hehehe no my guinea pig wasn't a vampire just mad at me lol

    1. kirstenblog profile image78
      kirstenblogposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I am not convinced wink lol

  13. lorlie6 profile image87
    lorlie6posted 7 years ago

    Another idea...re-read your own profile! lol

  14. jayjay40 profile image80
    jayjay40posted 7 years ago

    If you want a laugh read mrwerds hub, it's very funny
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Dickens-Cider

  15. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    I am thinking that http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Zen-Art-of- … -Beginners  would make you smile a little and you could learn how to nag yourself into a better mood, maybe.  It doesn't work for me because I am a radical self-pity expert!  My friend and I used to have "pity parties" where we would get together and complain about our husbands and then pity each other until we couldn't stand it anymore.  I think a pity party can even be done alone.  However, if this doesn't work, get back to me and I'll write another hub specially for you! lol

    1. kirstenblog profile image78
      kirstenblogposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I loved it! Hope you liked the comment I left wink

      I think my next step is to think about food, a good dinner and some telly will be a good distraction. With all the suggested hubs I feel like I have been productive today in spite of my own negativity, Thanks Guys!

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        mega1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        chicken soup!  yes - and I believe Cagsil wrote a recipe for it, and if you want to make it extra special roast the vegies you're gonna add in the oven before adding them to the soup - its my speciality.  and it always improves my mood because its hot, there are great leftovers and it has all the nutrition you may be lacking that caused you to feel sad.  When I arbitrarily get depressed that's the first thing I look at - my diet - may be lacking leafy greens also!  good luck Kirsten.  Thanks for reading my hub!

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    mega1posted 7 years ago

    That was a great comment Kirsten - its true that commanding and demanding take so much less time!  Nagging is awfully time-consuming and unless you really enjoy it - its a complete waste of time because statistics prove that naggers do not get good results.  The white cat also makes a nice statement!

  17. Implicit Cogito profile image61
    Implicit Cogitoposted 7 years ago

    What if certain depressive trends were a function of loss of belief in free will?  Ie, a person may think that things exist in their current state because of forces beyond one's control made them so and no amelioration is possible in the future.

    (Not talking about existence of free will, just belief in free will.)

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    Will Bensonposted 7 years ago

    Feeling depressed for no apparent reason can indicate a physical problem. Low blood pressure, thyroid problems, or other undiagnosed illness may exist. Might want to see a good MD.

    Best of luck.

  19. abcd1111 profile image60
    abcd1111posted 7 years ago

    Depression is a familiar malady for me. You may just be a little down and it will pass, but if it continues for a couple weeks or longer, you may want to seek some help or have a physical.

    In the meantime, I will promote my hubs for humor. If they aren't your style, I won't take it personally. Humor is so subjective.

    May I suggest starting with 

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Home-Is-Where-the-Dirt-Is

    or

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Working-Girls

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    BIKTMIAposted 7 years ago

    My site is regarding seriously helping others. I would really prefer this to be on your comic sites. As you probably know on those days when you are messed up I know you don't want to read this.

  21. schoolgirlforreal profile image73
    schoolgirlforrealposted 7 years ago

    Hi! I'm not sure I understand you completely. It was a brief hub. But I am here to tell you , there are many many people who feel the way you do. I for one have felt this way and I think it basically tells me one word: depression. Now maybe I'm wrong. Also try reading my hubs on these topics, you may find something you like. I think also this can stem from a dysfunctional upbringing but don't let me be the judge. I just know from my experience, my family led me to self pity because they did the same. Make any sense? :_)

 
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