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What do you do when you get the blues?

  1. delmer47 profile image60
    delmer47posted 5 years ago

    Just wondered what other people do when you feel low emotionally...

    1. MelissaBarrett profile image60
      MelissaBarrettposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'm a crier.  I go sit alone with depressing music in the dark and cry for an hour or so... then I'm basically alright for a while.

      1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
        Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I cry, then treat myself to a bottle of red, cheer up, put some Motown on and then dance and sing, alone lol I think I then go to bed feeling ok, but can never quite remember.

    2. Holly Richmond profile image61
      Holly Richmondposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Even though I don't feel like it, I go for a run and always feel better afterwards.  That or reach for a bottle of red...

  2. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    If I suspect it's caused by low blood sugar, then it's food time. Also, I keep those B-complex vitamins replenished.

    Otherwise, a nap or just wait it out.

    The caffeine in coffee or soda also works for me sometimes.

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
      Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You, Para, have a sensible alternative smile

      1. paradigmsearch profile image90
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        After making my previous post, I just now saw on CNN that coffee (the caffeine) can ward away depression. smile

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    Home Girlposted 5 years ago

    http://www.pic4ever.com/images/studsmatta.gif
    Life is too short to be upset for too long...

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      We seem to have some sort of circuit breaker that will kick in when we are subjected to extreme stress for a long period of time. As to chemical-imbalance induced depression, I'm not so sure.

  4. aware profile image71
    awareposted 5 years ago

    I try to find a way to stop thinking so much. Watching family guy is my current fix.

    1. PegCole17 profile image92
      PegCole17posted 5 years ago

      I yank myself up by the scruff of the neck, put on some feel-good music and start baking up a storm. The smell of something cooking in the oven and a favorite tune usually picks me right up.

    2. waynet profile image48
      waynetposted 5 years ago

      I bring out the saxophone and play along with the blues!

    3. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

      I, too, can attest that distraction works. smile smile smile

     
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