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when you're depressed what makes you feel better:

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by netean, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. Flying Fox

    Flying Fox SF Supporter

    Watching nature programmes
    Being out in nature and observing it
    Listening to classical music and pianists
    Taking a shower, very refreshing
    Curling up with a good book
    Hanging out with a pet or animal
    Having fun with friends and playing games
    Watching specific youtubers and youtube videos
  2. Florensia

    Florensia New Member

    Sleeping, because its actually the only thing which let me not hearing any annoying noise around or being annoyed by my family. And because the dream world is cool
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  3. HangMyHeart

    HangMyHeart Member

    Writing is about the only thing anymore. Writing poetry, writing in journals...
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  4. foreverforgotten

    foreverforgotten Well-Known Member

    ASMR videos - it super calms me down. plus the background noises helps me do homework
  5. clareabella666

    clareabella666 Active Member

    The only things i find happiness in is Animals (mainly dogs) taking my dog out for a long walk where its quiet always lifts my mood. The only thing that would make me feel better long term is fixing my problem LOL.
  6. nihilistic

    nihilistic Well-Known Member

    *Music, I truly couldn't live without it.
    *My dog.
    *Cooking or baking.
    *My friends.
    *My nephews.
    *Video games.
    *The sky.
    *The ocean.
    *Probably other things but this is a pretty long list for me.
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  7. moxman

    moxman The "Perfect Life" YouTube channel is neat

    my daughter and her bear hugs. she will not let go until I smile at her. =)
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  8. Kira

    Kira SF Gelfling Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    @moxman :) 14 year old kids are the BEST medicine hey Barry? :p (Not biased at all!)
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  9. Morigna

    Morigna Well-Known Member

    Cuddling with my husband
    Eating ice cream
    Noticing how pretty the sky is (sometimes my husband has to point it out to bring me out of my fog)
    When my students ask good questions
    Learning a new word
    Bubble baths (if it's a good day. It doesn't break through on bad days)
  10. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    Food. Plain and simple whether its peas and carrots or cake and pie food always makes a change to my mood for the better.

    Long baths. Throw in a bath bomb and relax. Read a magazine in the bath with a cup of hot chocolate and it is bliss.
  11. foreverforgotten

    foreverforgotten Well-Known Member

    reading on my phone
    petting the cat
    watch a movie
  12. TrappedAndBroken

    TrappedAndBroken Well-Known Member

    Short-term: TV, books and food.
    Long-term: knowing I can commit suicide whenever I need to
  13. Libbyontheclimb

    Libbyontheclimb Well-Known Member

    Nothing. When I'm depressed I have no interest in anything. I want to sleep or be knocked out so as not to face the pain that leads me to depression
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  14. green_fox

    green_fox Active Member

    A cup of hot chocolate...
  15. Zonkers

    Zonkers Rascal

    Holding Rascal, getting kitty hugs and kisses.

    Rascal and I have a strong bond with each other. I love it when he just sitting in my lap and I look down at him and he staring up at me with such love in his eyes.

    You can't help but feel better when he's around.

    I credit my still being alive to not wanting to leave him alone.
  16. HumanExMachina

    HumanExMachina Pizza Spaceman Forum Pro SF Artist SF Supporter

    Anything at all that distracts my mind away from negativity. Coffee, a tv show, meditation, reading, going to the store and buying something nice, etc. Could be anything, whatever works. But the number one thing that really always resets my brain and clears away all of the stress and negativity, is a couple of hours of sleep. Anywhere from 2 to 4 hours of solid sleep and my brain is wiped clean for a period. With me I think it's a neurological thing, not psychological.
  17. Lara_C

    Lara_C SF Supporter

    Long, warm bath with Epsom salts, essential oils of sandalwood, orange and amber, candles and soothing music. Sheer bliss.
  18. lalaland

    lalaland Active Member

    literally nothing coz I am too depressed..

    but I guess...
    my dogs - they are so fluffy
    my favourite food - I love good food
    someone gift me a tiffany gold jewellery piece would definitely make me less depressed
  19. IdontWanaBeMe

    IdontWanaBeMe Well-Known Member

    I just have sex...
    Gives me that high good feeling then i fall asleep....then i wake up feeling depressed...
  20. Saturniids

    Saturniids Member

    I watch a lot of stuff on youtube for this. I tend to binge watch channels I find informative or interesting. It gives me something to think about. Some channels I like for this are:

    Vsauce (general science/math/sometimes existential topics)
    SciShow (general science topics)
    Today I Learned (random facts, often science and history related)
    Townsends (18th century American cooking facts and tutorials)
    Lofty Pursuits (A shop that shows how they make 19th century hard candy by hand)
    TED (TED talks. If you're unfamiliar, they're just 20 minute talks about various personal experience topics)

    OR sometimes I end up using youtube to search new music by going on a "related video" spree by picking things I don't know out of the side bar of something I already do know and like.

    Basically, it's all just a really easy way to get my mind engaged in something else (and something pleasant) rather than being alone with my thoughts.