What do you do to chase your blues away?

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  1. suzzycue profile image91
    suzzycueposted 7 years ago

    What do you do to chase your blues away?

    How or what do you do to achieve happiness or joy everyday?

  2. jpesch1 profile image79
    jpesch1posted 7 years ago

    I write!

    There isn't anything better for me then just dumping my feelings down on paper.  It helps me gain perspective again.  Whenever I hesitate to actually put the words down on paper, I think about why that is.  It's usually because my negative thoughts are not entirely accurate.  Then when I rephrase it to be accurate, it's not as bad as I had actually thought it was.  Well, then there are those times when I do vent and it is accurate!  When I'm done, I feel better.  I dumped it onto the paper!  Then I try to let it go!

    1. suzzycue profile image91
      suzzycueposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I like this idea of dumping it onto paper than I could just throw my sadness away. Thanks a lot for your answer.

  3. kiranlani profile image62
    kiranlaniposted 7 years ago

    identify the root cause of the blues and exercise it out of my life.

    1. suzzycue profile image91
      suzzycueposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Exercise it out is a good idea.

  4. innerspin profile image89
    innerspinposted 7 years ago

    I think it's unrealistic to expect joy every day, life has ups and downs. Listening to uplifting music is a good way to lighten a mood, or as jpesch1 says, writing down what's bothering you to get a new perspective. Re-framing how you see things can be helpful.

    1. suzzycue profile image91
      suzzycueposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes I agree we have our ups and downs.

  5. Rosyel Sawali profile image62
    Rosyel Sawaliposted 7 years ago

    Personally I'd listen to feel-good music, watch something funny, or write, write, write. Thankfully, I don't always get the blues. ^_^

    1. suzzycue profile image91
      suzzycueposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Music does work until a sad song comes on.

  6. samnashy profile image74
    samnashyposted 7 years ago

    Exercise is a good one.  I like uplifting music and also having some nice uplifting essential oils on hand.  But really, none of these work 100% and usually I just 'ride it out'.   I try and remind myself that things will pick up again, as usually they do.  If I can identify the root cause, then I will deal with it, but sometimes my mood is just my mood.

    1. suzzycue profile image91
      suzzycueposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      music seems to be the answer. Right on.

  7. CrisSp profile image79
    CrisSpposted 7 years ago

    I read a quick pick me up, write, check Face Book just plain looking (not commenting on anything) and play some music. Sometimes, I'd cry it and spill it out, then I feel good afterwards.

    And, my favorite thing to do to lift my spirit up is to look at the family masterpiece. I hubbed about it sometime back, it's called: "Happiness from Masterpiece to Masterpeace"--no intention to promote but feel free to check it whenever you have the chance. When you do, you'll understand what I mean. Simple pleasure to help me chase the blues.

    1. suzzycue profile image91
      suzzycueposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      thanks a lot

  8. Jynzly profile image70
    Jynzlyposted 7 years ago

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    I have swings of moods especially when there is something I want to accomplish but are blocked by bureaucracy and other outside factors. Following are some of those I usually do(I do one or more of these);
    1. Write down the present contents of my mind and my feelings then read them and analyze the real issue that cause the mood then resolve the issue through imagery;
    2. Draw, sketch or paint
    3. Play and listen to my favorite music
    4. Play videos on lectures, seminars, meditations along the line of positive thinking or how wonderful life is meant to be
    5. Play ballroom music such as chacha, lambada, tango, rumba on video then dance them following the dancers in the video.
    6. Create handicrafts such as crochet, embroidery, tatting or just scrapbook and anything available.
    7. Go bicycling or swimming, exercise in the gym

    1. suzzycue profile image91
      suzzycueposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome Jynzly , you have a real routine. I love this thank you. Interesting.

  9. stricktlydating profile image84
    stricktlydatingposted 7 years ago

    To chase my blues away I turn up the music and sing!  To achieve happiness every day I always work towards my goals.

    1. suzzycue profile image91
      suzzycueposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Right on

  10. Beata Stasak profile image80
    Beata Stasakposted 7 years ago

    There is no guarantee and no possibility for us to be happy all the time, once I learned to accept that, I have found my peace of mind:)
    For me, the acceptance of bad days that follow good days is the key to chase my blues away.
    Think of happiness as the fragile butterfly, when it lands on your palm and you try to hold it tightly, you crash its wings, it dies. If you look at it, happy to have it for a short time on your palm and let it to fly away when it pleases, you both survive. You will be sad to let it go but deep down you know it may come back.

    1. suzzycue profile image91
      suzzycueposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome this comparison of happiness to a butterfly will stick with me a long time. Thanks a lot Beata Stasak.

    2. Globetrekkermel profile image69
      Globetrekkermelposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Love your answer.it says it all,Beata.

  11. Globetrekkermel profile image69
    Globetrekkermelposted 7 years ago

    I seldom get the blues but i do have them once in a while and i snap out of it very quickly. The way i snap out of it is I read about lives of other people who have it much lesser than me.and i look at those i got the blues day as life's challenges.i remind myself"THIS TOO SHALL PASS". And itbusually does.

    1. suzzycue profile image91
      suzzycueposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You are right.Great advice.

 
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