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What makes you happy when your down

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by Twisted Sweet Lies, Jul 25, 2007.

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  1. Twisted Sweet Lies

    Twisted Sweet Lies Well-Known Member

    So what makes you happy when your depressed? Listening to Weird Al usually puts me in a good mood but when I'm depressed I never feel like doing that so instead I listen to stuff like Eminem. Sometimes I watch TV or read to get my mind off of what ever I'm upset about.
     
  2. pisces-music-girl

    pisces-music-girl Well-Known Member

    Me? I do a few things.

    I get out my iPod and I blast my emo-est music, because I really need the emotion. If no one's home, I sing along with all my might.

    And I also write my poetry, because after a while of doing that, I feel better. I'll still feel down, but I'll feel less out of control.

    I have to think things through, even if they're negative. I dunno, that's just the way my brain works.
     
  3. Blackness

    Blackness Guest

    Music, but sometimes it can have the opposite effect and trigger me even more. I try to do photography also, or I just look around on the net, talk to online friends, etc.
    Or simply cry cry cry..
     
  4. pisces-music-girl

    pisces-music-girl Well-Known Member

    Ah, I forgot.

    Yeah I cry sometimes, too.
     
  5. expressive_child

    expressive_child Well-Known Member

    I guess dreaming away or sleeping can help. Sometimes I just imagine something happy and go deep into it as if I am living that happy life instead of the one I am in now. That helps. I realize I can help myself in coping if I deceive myself sometimes. I find it very hard to cry now, I used to cry myself to sleep every night but as my love for life runs dry, my tears dried as well because I am getting cold inside.
     
  6. jhayes0027

    jhayes0027 Well-Known Member

    It's mostly music for me now but I have to watch myself or I'll find myself listening to something that takes me even more down. Use to I enjoyed web design, anime, and a few other things. Nowadays it's basically just music though. I enjoy being at work also, it keeps me from being bored and just kinda keeps me lifted.
     
  7. reefer madness

    reefer madness Account Closed

    I heard White and Nerdy the other day. Funny stuff. You're Pitiful was pretty good as well.
     
  8. anonymous51

    anonymous51 Staff Alumni

    usually laughter makes bad feelings go away for a while. like imagining a situation you where in and thinking about what could happen different that would make it hilarious. Also movies that are easy to immerse yourself into are good
     
  9. ~PinkElephants~

    ~PinkElephants~ Senior member

    Talking to my nephew and taking him out or just hanging out with him. He's is brilliant at 7
     
  10. Erebos

    Erebos Well-Known Member

  11. Spearmint

    Spearmint Well-Known Member

    Music, because it's a big part of my life.
     
  12. Reki

    Reki Well-Known Member

    Pour it all out to my best friend because she demands that I do it when I feel down. It helps a bunch. Listen to music, anime, video games and any other activity that can be called geeky just because I like it and I can. =d
     
  13. Anonymous2

    Anonymous2 Well-Known Member

    Ditto, I love to daydream. Whenever I daydream, I can escape my painful reality and enter a world of peace. Years of life without romantic love, affection, or concern have caused me to become an expert daydreamer.

    I also like to watch movies and read books. These activities also help me to escape reality. I like to read fiction because it allows me to disappear in to a world of magic, mystery, romance, terror, adventure, love, and/or suspense. Right now I’m finishing “Wolves of the Calla” by Stephen King.

    Of course, spending time with my mother and father can also make me happy. They are the only people I talk to outside of work and college. I don’t have any friend nor do I have a girlfriend.

    Lastly, I like to exercise. Exercise can be quite painful for me because I have health problems, but the overall long-term benefits I receive seem to outweigh the temporary pain increase I feel.
     
  14. letdown

    letdown Guest

    Daydreaming recently has made me feel much worse to the point where I sometimes just want to end it all just to stop my dreaming.

    Hmm, what makes me feel better. Staying off the internet.:tongue:. Music. My project. Reading. Going outside and staying outside. Girlfriend. Cat. Painting.
     
  15. Smilie46

    Smilie46 Well-Known Member

    children
     
  16. helpfulhands

    helpfulhands New Member

    i usually Do a Barrel Roll when im down
     
  17. Kramer

    Kramer Well-Known Member

    i also like listening to music or just laying in my bed with my blanky over my head cuddling with myself lol, i like to talk to people on line when i feel down and i usaully come on and get in the chat for awhile
     
  18. Neuro

    Neuro New Member

    I find something to occupy my mind so I don't think bad thoughts.

    I guess that technically isn't making me happy, but it keeps me from staying down.
     
  19. expressive_child

    expressive_child Well-Known Member

    Writing something crappy to make me laugh at myself for being so childish! Haha..
     
  20. silent_enigma

    silent_enigma Well-Known Member

    Hugging my kids.
     
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