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When you feel like giving up, What do you say or do to make yourself feel better?
When you feel like giving up, What do you do or say to make yourself feel better? How do you cheer yourself up? What makes you not give up?
"He who has a 'why' to his existence can bear with any 'how'. (Neitzsche). That got me through a TERRIBLE time in my life. My daughter was my 'why'.
Now, it's not so much what I say, but what I DO to make myself feel better. I try to accomplish one thing, no matter how little - wash the dishes, clean a drawer. If I'm "o.k" enough, I try to do something that will benefit someone else - give a friend a little surprise or make a comment to someone on FB or elsewhere that I sense might make them feel good about themselves - makes me feel better.
Sometimes just answering a question HERE on hubpages or asking one helps.
Oh, sometimes, it helps to just plain CRY! We try to hold back the tears and hold back the tears and hold back the tears. If we just let the tears flow and get it out, it's a great release of the pressure of sorrow. Cuddling with my little dog Scooter comforts me.
Quotes have helped me, "Life breaks everyone and many are strong in the broken places." (Hemingway).
Thinking about what would make my husband happy on that day might do it for me.
Essentially MOVING and also getting "out of myself" is what works the most for me along with embracing the phrase " the audacity of hope". To be audacious in hoping is essential.
I leave the room/building/situation/environment, find someplace quiet, and give myself a chance to breathe. I take several deep breaths (inhale for 4 seconds, hold for 4 seconds, exhale 4 seconds) and allow myself to feel whatever emotions I'm having. After, I remind myself of all I've experienced, overcome, survived up to this point. I remind myself I'm strong. I'm a survivor. I've got the will power to put up with and push past anything that's thrown at me. But the most important thing is that I remind myself it's OK to break down and cry and yell and want to hide from the world because I'm only human.
Look for answers and tell myself that i am not alone with this problems
by ptosis7 years ago
what do you do to make yourself feel better when bummed out?I like to eat food treat such as a toasted bagel woith cream cheese and lox with onions on top. Or Ikura, which is salmon roe sushi - mmmmmmmmmm
by Alya rose7 years ago
When your sad,what do you try to do to make yourself feel better?I just bottle it up,put on a fake smile and act as if nothing is wrong.
by Kymberly Fergusson4 years ago
How do you motivate yourself when you are sad, down or sick?Especially when dealing with chronic illness, and an unforgiving work/study schedule, housework, cooking, additional (important) study, writing, personal...
by Alan5 years ago
Is "sorry" for the other person's benefit? Or to make yourself feel better? Or is it a 2-way street?That other person has suffered in some way. Do you really feel that suffering? Do your really...
by schoolgirlforreal5 years ago
I feel wicked horriblebut I'm going to see a friendand they are very supportive.
by deergha5 years ago
But i have to show that I am all fine and happy in front of my son and hubby. Its frustrating. Have you ever felt like this and then what one needs to do? It is hard to smile when actually i don even feel like reacting.
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