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What do you do when your blue?

There's always a time when a person feels emotional, sad and down.  When this happens to me,  I eat a lot of junk food while watching movies until I get sleepy.

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treecko142

I do the same, just open Netflix and eat pizza or ice cream and then sleep the problems away. I'm usually better when I wake up.




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Martinsx1

I'm not surprised hearing that some people are this way when they seem to be pissed. There was a friend I had long ago, it was actually a lady and in one of our discussion one day, she made it known to me that she have this behavior of eating too much anytime she is angry. It was a shocking revelation to me back then because under normal circumstances, when I'm angry I will lose my hunger for any food.




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clairmatin

I lose my appetite too when I'm angry or sad, or when I have the slightest problem. I hate being like this! It affects my general health and I lose weight very fast. I'd give the world to be able to eat when I'm sad or angry What do you do when your blue?




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treecko142

Yeah, I guess it depends per person. I've always loved eating so I guess I just fall back to it when I don't know what else to do due to anger.




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DenisP

I suppose this works for that general sadness that hits us sometimes. At times there simply isn't a cause or solution for why we're feeling down, so it's best to just grab some comfort food and do something you
enjoy.

That being said, I wouldn't recommend this as a constant solution. Needless to say, if someone is experiencing frequent feelings of sadness or depression, it's better to find a more permanent solution. I used to drown out the blues with food and alcohol but it led to some pretty massive weight gain that took a while to trim off.




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treecko142

Oh yeah, definitely, depression is a real problem and should be addressed with the help of a professional. I used to be overweight too but I lost a lot of weight this year, and I haven't felt sad or upset or anything that warranted Netflix and binge eating, lol.




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fishbate

Ice cream sounds great, its a good thing to ease tension down. Although in may have an effect on your weight, but its better to be satisfied with what you eat than being blue with your stomach growling.




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mcnasci24

That's so interesting. I usually just try to shake it off or talk to a friend. A little bit of me time also helps a lot, taking care of my body by doing a facial mascara or getting my hair done. Little things like that improve my mood almost instantly. That and jamming to a good playlist.




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wallet

The same as you I am eating a lot almost anything, food makes me feel better but after a while, I regret that I have eaten so much for things or people who don't deserve so much attention.




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Martinsx1

Haha, you are so funny mate. Now, take for instance should you be getting provoked more than 5 times in a day, you get to over eat 5 times and should that statistic keep up for a month, can you imagine how fat you are going to become in under 3 months?




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fishbate

Well, its better that way in my opinion. Eating is great way to feel better every time your blue, its definitely much more therapeutic than getting into violence or emotionally unstable.




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overcast

I have to agree food makes things a lot better. And it can get the stress out. i think gym also does the same thing. And you have to change a routine from the daily life. Because that seems to be working in that case. It seems like a good thing if you are trying to be consistent with change in mood.




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ballyhara

Usually, I watch my favorite TV shows, or listen to the music I like the most. Eating a lot, not so much, but I do like to eat something I'm really craving for, maybe some Nutella or anything with chocolate on it, generally some dessert or sweet snack. What I try to do, is anything that can distract me from what made me feel blue. So, that way my mind feels occupy, and doesn't focus on the bad situation, because I tend to repeat it mentally over and over.




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clairmatin

I get your point about distracting your mind. I try to distract my mind from things that make me sad, but that doesn't work. I can't distract my mind from things 24/7. That won't solve the problem. Lately, I've been trying to face whatever I'm dealing with, get a closure and move on. It's better for your mental health to deal with things and get over them.




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fishbate

That's a good strategy, using distraction as a way to keep you away from the source. It can be other activities like exercise, a hobby and others. But still eating is still my first choice.




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ballyhara

I feel you there. My mind can be very tricky, and eventually it will lead me again and again to the bad situation. Facing the situation has helped me a lot, but unfortunately doesn't take the "blue" feeling so fast as I want to. Time has been a good helper too, as time goes by the wound is closing more and more, and I hope I get over the bad feeling eventually.




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clairmatin

Facing the problem doesn't take the pain right away but avoiding the situation doesn't take the pain away at all. Time does help, thankfully. I guess we just have to accept the fact that wi will get hurt and stop fearing the pain, maybe that would help us face our problems.




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ballyhara

Totally, avoiding an issue is not going to solve it or disappear it. It really gets on my nerves, when there's an uncomfortable situation between me and someone else, and that person avoids to confront the issue. Honestly, I like to talk about it, to learn how to deal with it, express my point of view, and I feel completely frustrated, with my head about to blow, when the other acts like everything is normal.




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clairmatin

Me too! I really hate when I get into an argument and then the other person starts avoiding the issue as if nothing happened. I cannot get over with my life having an unresolved matter. I need to discuss it and get it over with, it really frustrates me to avoid it. My mood depends a lot about my relationships with others, I don't really cause problems, not a fan or arguments but, whenever there is an issue with someone else, it becomes a priority for me to fix it as soon as possible.




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ballyhara

Exactly. My mom taught me to fix my own issues, and whenever I have a difficult situation with someone, it's like a need that I feel to fix it. I've learned (with time), that honestly those people that avoid confrontation, are the ones that need help, because all that repressed emotion, will eventually will cause an explosion. So, I recently had a similar situation with a friend, and I decided not to invest time, effort, and caring, on someone that doesn't care about our friendship. It's his lost and I can't keep waiting for that person to deal with his issues, so I have to move on.




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clairmatin

Exactly. People who can't face their problems need some serious help. It'll just build up inside and really hurt them in the end. That's why I always try to avoid that and work on whatever issues I have with other people. And if they can't bring themselves to even try and discuss your problems to try and find a solution, then I don't think they're worth it. These are not called friends! Friends are there to be with you through it all, and if a problem gets in the way, they should try to get it out of the way.




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mystic14

Saying they are not worth it. I can't say I agree, it depends. You have no idea what it is like. Some people feel much more then you do. That is too simple. Life isn't simple. Some people, you may be right. Others, not so much.




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clairmatin

They're not worth your time. I'm not saying they're bad individuals. But if a person chooses to run away or leave things complicated as they are, then they're not worth the time you're spending to fix what they're not interested in fixing. It is simple, I agree. They're not interested in solving things, move on.




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mystic14

I'm a mix of both. I don't know what is going on in your friendship and that person but like I said. I am a mix of both. I am kinda that person that avoids confrontation but I care more then most people. You saying that friend doesn't care, I don't know them so I can't say. For me however, I care more. That is why I avoid it. I feel too much. I can't handle it. I don't like any awkwardness or confrontation. Good for you, but it's not always that easy. I feel the need to fix things as well but I just can't deal with awkwardness and confrontation.




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clairmatin

You care more and that's why you avoid it? How can that be?
You care about a person but you avoid solving the issues that you guys have and you're okay with not talking to them because you fear confrontations. I genuinely don't understand your point of view.
I hate awkwardness too and that's why I try to solve whatever issue I have with that person so that we get back to being normal and not feel awkward in our relationship. Confrontation is the key to avoiding awkwardness.




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Martinsx1

Depending on what turned my mood and emotion into a terrible state would go a long way in determining how or what I would be doing in such moment. Sometimes it might be listening to music, seeing a movie, playing games, or hitting it out at the gym. But there are times when I would feel like crawling into my shell and be in isolation.




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clairmatin

When I'm blue, I don't eat at all. My emotional state greatly affects my appetite. I would just shut up all day, not eat, listen to sad music and binge watch Vikings till it goes away. It's very important to me to stay isolated when I'm in a bad mood. Being alone actually makes me feel better.




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Marako0406

The best thing to do when I'm feeling blue is to eat any tasty cheesy comfort food I think like Pizza would do cheer me up haha. My music playlist helps me as well to make me feel relaxed and later getting into the groove and followed by good mood. Better not to be stressed about being blue, life is short and every minute counts it is important that you feel happy and satisfied always even if there are down times. Just get up and be appreciative of what life offers you whether good or bad, always think on a positive manner.




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jennyfermanuel

Pray. Specially when you don't know the reason of your anxiety. The best listener is God, go in your room and talk to him. Ask for guidance and strength. Or try to talk to a friend. Sometimes we just need someone to talk to, some one who will listen.
Worst thing about being sad is that it leads to depression. If someone you know has the same problem, don't hesitate to talk and listen to them. You don't know how good impact it will do to them.




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ballyhara

This one is the main key. Honestly, no matter how bad the situation can be, when you pray you feel like you are giving that heavy feeling to someone, so you feel a little bit lighter. As you say, all that sadness inside, no one to share about it, can lead to depression, and we have seen what that disease can do, it has taken a lot of valuable lives, most of them very young ones.




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jennyfermanuel

Yes, most of the times the victims of depression are our young ones. They are at the stage of self-identity. They give importance most specially to their social life and school work. They tend to be very emotional and are facing tough times during adolescence. This is the time where they give importance to "being a part" of a group. That is why a little sadness and a feeling of being left out leads to depression.
We've been through this before in our early age, and we are blessed to have overcome those "tough times" of being an adolescent. And we as adults, are here to guide and support them mentally, emotionally and spiritually for them to overcome these tough stages of life.
Just talk to them. Try to ask them if they are okay. Listen to them.
That would help a lot.




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ballyhara

Get it. And no matter how much we grow up, we still like to have a group of friends to share our day by day, that's normal because we are social beings. Unfortunately, human nature also makes us be competitive between each others, so more often than not, social media pushes us to compare ourselves with other people's lives, and that can lead to depressive feelings.




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jennyfermanuel

Yes, no man is island. But actually it still depends on the person as well. If they are matured enough to avoid comparing themselves with others and wise enough to ignore criticisms, and enviousness that are actually caused by using social media too often, it won't lead you to any depression. Whether you are young or old. But usually, the victims here are the young ones. That is why I said they needed more attention and guidance.




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treecko142

Yeah, being raised by a religious family has helped a lot in dealing with a lot of unfortunate situations, and sometimes all you can do is take the time to pray and have faith.




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jennyfermanuel

I am not actually raised in a religious family sir. But we believe in God. We aren't depending our faith in religion. It's deep within ourselves. It's the person's way of self-spiritual beliefs that guides them to whatever depression or problems they are facing.




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treecko142

Oh, I was referring to myself being raised by a religious family, haha. But yeah, it's better to be spiritual than religious.




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fishbate

I just meditate and try to keep myself positive. A simple 10 minutes of sitting down with eyes closed and breathing slowly will definitely help you release stress. I have done it and it actually works.




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vhinz

I usually watch videos of successful people in the field of personal development, finances, business and other uplifting videos. I also watch funny videos because it helps me shift my emotion from being sad to being happy.




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Barida

Watching videos is also good for those that are feeling depression of any kind. You get to feel happy and motivated after watching how those successful humans get things happen. You get to see yourself following in their footsteps and there is nothing as good as this.




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esteban123

Sometimes when I feel blue I just listened to some songs that makes me feel comfortable and forget all the emotional and pain that I am experiencing. Doing things that makes me happy is also one thing that I am considering whenever I feel loneliness for some reasons. It is really hard to do things when you are emotional or lonely since it doesn't give us the motivation to work on our own but we need to overcome those feelings to have a wonderful day.




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Barida

Must has become an essential part of our human existence and this is one reason that I see listening to songs as one of the effective ways that we can brighten up our moods when we are feeling sad or tired in anyway. It is good to use this type of way to feel better.




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Barida

Being sad is a moment that is inevitable in the life of any human being as we are all prone to some moments where things won't be going well for us. However, I think that the best thing to do is to push for happiness since it is the situation where the things that we desire to do come to pass. Whenever I am not feeling happy, I open my laptop and watch some good movies that can move me higher from the current feeling that I have then.




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DenisP

Well, I suppose there are a number of things I do.

Firstly I try to figure out exactly why I'm feeling blue and if there is anything I can do about it. If I know it is something I can fix, then I work on what is going to make me happy. If I find it's un-fixable, then I already feel better knowing there simply isn't anything to be done.

If it's just a general sadness that happens to us all sometimes, then I try to just occupy my mind with things that I enjoy, such as video games or reading. Sometimes I like to work or start up a new project because that sense of accomplishment helps me feel better about myself.




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Kakashi2020

If binge watching and overeating doesn't cut it, then I will resort to driving and going somewhere far and meet new people. A change of surroundings usually heals my heart aches and pain.




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bienn05

I just sleep when I am feeling that way. I will not think of any other people or things. Sometimes, I play video games just to forget existing problems.




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mdayrit

There are a lot of things to do that I can think of whenever I feel blue and not in the mood to talk to people or go out.

1. Binge watch - I do a TV series marathon or movies that I failed to watch in the cinema.
2. Sleep - What better way to make you feel better but to rest the body and mind. So I sleep, sleep, and sleep
3. Eat - Unlike other people, I am the type of person who eats a lot instead of not having an appetite when I am blue. Ice cream could really make me feel good.
4. Cleaning - This one is the advantage of me being blue. I clean the whole house. I just put on loud rock music while I do the cleaning and sing with it. I guess with the loud sound and singing plus the physical activity is what makes me feel better after.




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Tronia

Whenever I feel down I usually close up and just prefer to be by myself. Most often I either watch TV series on HBO GO or Netflix and just not think about anything. I don't really feel the urge to eat like many people do. It's the opposite for me. I actually lose my appetite. Another thing that I tend to do when I feel blue is listen to a lot of music.




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amelia88

It depends, for me. I often try to just get out in nature, go for a walk, ride my bike, and try to decompress a bit. If it's something that I only think sleep will fix, then I try to take a nap. Sometimes I'll call a friend and speak to them for a bit about what's getting me down. Sometimes I'll listen to some upbeat music or watch something fun.




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timothyP

Whenever I'm sad. I just take my guitar and sing songs to release my feeling of loneliness. I also take time to watch some comedy movies to release a laughter and ease my sadness.




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RhealaineS

Whenever I'm sad, I just listen to music. Listening to music helps me relax and cope up with sadness.




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ChristineOh

I'm just listening to music or watching movies. Sometimes I am choosing to travel alone to make my self relax and to have a break for a while. Traveling is one of my way to set my mind on a good mood. It's help me a lot.




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jaymish

Life these days is generally hard. You need to toughen up. However it can get the better of you. The best you can do is be prepared for some hard times. Prepare also to survive them because winners never quit. I like to read , so when I'm blue I read a good romance novel. This tends to lift my spirits up. I also like to walk in nature. This tends to center me and reminds that there is a maker and he is in control.




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RhealaineS

I always talk to the Lord whenever I'm sad. I ask him to please fill my heart with happiness and allow me to let go of the things (sometimes people) that makes me feel sad. I ask him to allow me to find happiness. To see the bright side of everything because I believe that we are responsible for our own happiness.




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Kakashi2020

I agree with you fully on that praying for guidance and clarity of mind takes precedence over everything else whenever I'm blue. Doing this never fails me. Sometimes faith and divine inspiration are needed to be whole again.




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Kakashi2020

Sometimes when I'm blue, I would go to the nearest 7-11 and eat some ice cream or a big slurpee while sitting facing the glass panel looking outside, watching cars go bye lol.




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lei08pineda

Whenever I feel emotional, sad and deppresed I talk to the lord. I ask for His glory and that he would give me strength to carry on. God never failed to Guide and protect me. It is not only when I am sad that I talk to God, I talk to Him everyday and praise Him.




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edencaga

I just meditate and pray. After I do meditating, I just watch movie, youtube or series that will forget about a thing that caused me to be sad or gloom. Sometimes you can't fully control your emotions especially girls because of symptoms of monthly menstruation. I don't know why is it like that but I just don't like it as sometimes It just a sudden to feel emotional without any reason. You just want to be sad at all and sometimes crying for small reason.




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Destiny00

Physical activity always helps me when I’m feeling blue. Putting on some upbeat music while going for a walk is usually something that I try to do that helps me feel better. The music also helps to give me that necessary, extra motivation to get going.




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Chinet23

When I feel blue I just lie in bed and try to get some sleep if I could. I also have a journal. I would usually write down how I feel but that would be after my devotion. I pray and read the bible for some encouraging words. I just let all my thoughts and feelings to God because I know that He never failed me and has always been there to find a way. I talk to friends as well and let them know exactly how I feel. I'm not ashamed to cry in front of other people if I have to let it all out.




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NesMarcos

I feel blue when it rains. I don't know why but it feels my emotion down that I just want to stay in my room while lying in bed. So when I feel blue and I have a lot of things to do, I just stay in the veranda, have some good drinks that can make me warm while listening to my favorite alternative songs. Alternative songs, it is! It can make me feel hyper while turning my mood into a better one.




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superlicca

You are not alone. Everyone feels you. And there are many things that I do when I feel blue. Since laughter is the best medicine, I search for the funniest video on youtube. Watching funny videos will make me feel better. It restores my positive emotion. Aside from this, I eat my favorite food like pasta and pizza, Food gives me the feeling of satisfaction. No matter how sad you are, just make sure that you also talk to your friends or family. Because no one else will make you feel better than your loved ones.




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neillios

Watch funny youtube videos, it always makes me laugh. Sometimes I just listen to music and reminisce about the past.




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Jenniferdainty

I have many ways to fight sadness such as baking, listening to happy songs, and watching funny videos. Baking has been my stress reliever. It makes me busy and productive as well. It gives me happiness and at the same time, I can make my family happy too by sharing the cupcakes I baked. For happy songs and funny video, I guess it is already self-explanatory why these activities make me happy.
These ways are effective on me. However, it is still best to talk to the people we love like our friends and family once we feel that our sadness is getting too much. Let's not hesitate to seek help. Always be positive because life is wonderful.




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treecko142

Baking is definitely a great way to relieve stress, and sometimes you even forget about everything else when you're baking. It's also satisfying when the stuff you baked come out of the oven, the aroma is very different compared to just cooking. I know a friend who loved baking when she was sad and she turned a business out of it.




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Jenniferdainty

Yes you're right What do you do when your blue? A lot of people were saying that baking is harder than cooking and I definitely agree with them. You need to measure everything and once forgot something or did some mistakes, your recipe will fail. That's why you need to focus and by that you will forget your sadness What do you do when your blue?. It's a win win situation for me and my family who will eat my cupcakes. What do you do when your blue?
One more thing, I'm also thinking on starting a career in baking What do you do when your blue?




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treecko142

Yeah, with baking, especially when you're starting, you really have to stick with the measurements recommended or it can have a big effect on the final product. Good luck on your planned career, it's always better when working on something that you already love in the first place.




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stbrians

Some walk alone does the trick. I have all the time to reprimand, forgive and encourage myself. As I do exercise my body relaxes and my moods return to normal.

Walking has been my therapy for a long time. It has helped me get business ideas too. As I walk around I normally see the progress and backwardness of people. This makes me to come into terms with myself and am able to see how I can help or replicate.




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Kakashi2020

When all else fail to cheer me up or change my mood then I sleep or take a good nap. When I do this my body and mind would be well rested afterwards and I would feel hungry and eat. This would change how I feel.




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Kakashi2020

Eat a lot of junk food, from chocolate bars and sweets to chips and fast-food. I would have my fill whenever I'm feeling blue and this normally changes my outlook.




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ajahcuizon

I am a sensitive but strong and independent person that usually keep all things by myself. Whenever I am sad or emotional, I plug in my earphones and play some music to relieve my stress. I eat powdered Milo and eat it as it, not the one mixed with water. I also talk to some of my friends to share my problems with but only to my trusted friends. But usually, I will call my boyfriend and ask for some help, that with him listening to me is enough. I consider him as my escape from this unfair world that usually makes me sad and blue.




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Kakashi2020

Sometimes if I'm feeling really down I'll go to an open air bar, where a band is playing and order a couple of vodka 7's or Gin Tonic with some onion rings and pizza. I'll just spend time and cool off there until about 3AM.




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cmoneyspinner

I PRAY. Although I always pray, I send up specific prayers related to the reason or reasons why I am feeling “blue”. If I can't think of the words to say I don't worry about it. The Holy Spirit knows what's in my heart and will plead for me. My prayers will be answered. I know the "blues" won't last forever.

"Jesus loves me. This I know." No more blue. What do you do when your blue?




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coolavender

I don't think I can ever be blue with my child around me and with all the things I need to do in a day. But if it hits me, I'll probably just sleep and let it pass. There are so many things to look forward to in this life that I don't want to waste my time giving in to bad moods, sad thoughts, or even self-pity. When God closes a door, he opens a window and I always know that there is always something better waiting for me out there.




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Aeolos

Whenever I am down, I usually indulge myself with food which is sweet. Ice cream, fruits or just a simply candy will work. I will then engage myself in online games to drown out my sorrow and to release some stress. Eventually, I will burn out and fall a deep sleep. I will repeat this cycle until my sadness lighten up and ready to smile again.




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Kakashi2020

When I'm feeling blue I would go to my favorite restaurant and eat my heart out. It's usually effective. Sometimes I would look for sweets and I would end up at Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts.




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mitan143

That is exactly what I do when I'm upset or sad, I eat my favorite foods. We usually call it 'food trip'. Sometimes, if I don't have much money to buy other food then I would immediately go with streaming animes and/or movies, or reading manga. Sometimes, I watch my favorite singer on YouTube a lot of times even though I have already watched it. My brother used to invite me for biking when he notice that I'm at bad mood or during my down moment.




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jaymish

I understand where you are coming from@mitan143 I do the same when I'm feeling sad or unhappy. I try to go out for a meal,and eat my favorite foods like KFC or Burger King. Getting out of the house and doing that instantly makes me feel better. That's why they always say that people eat themselves out of stress and that the number one cause of over eating is stress. Growing up that is what I did to cope with my stresses and it lead to me being overweight. As I have grown up I have learned that if I binge the next day or week or month, I must get back to my normal weight.




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romyter013

I make sure I never make any decision when I'm mad because I know I will only regret it once I get okay. Playing my jazz music is what really helps me relax when I'm sad and forget stress at all. I love most instrumental and bossanova, that really helps me to calm down and be back on track.




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jaymish

I agree @romyter013 when I'm blue music is the one of the only balm to whichever problem I'm going through. In the last year I have been through so much. I have had a really hard time. I've been to hell and back.What I have learned is that the most important thing is to get rest and relaxation. That is the way out of your blues. When you are tired or stressed your know good to anyone or to yourself. Take a walk, relax, go for massage, treat yourself and have early nights.




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Gilgamesh

When I am sad I listen into sad songs and eat a lot. I cry until the last drop of my tears to relieve the sadness I am feeling at that moment. If someone sats beside me I oftenly open things up if that person is close into me. I don't like the feeling of being sad because I feel so down to the point that I'm a useless person. So I am preventing it to happen.




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vinaya

There are lot of things that help me come out of blues. When I feel sad and dejected, I cook, eat, watch movies, go to shopping, listen to music. start meditating, do breathing exercise...in fact the list is so long.
My favorite one is eating. Eating is a great way to manage your stress and anxiety.




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nrnlss

I watch romcom or chick-flick movie to entertain myself and distract myself from feeling blue. But sometimes I want to linger the feeling of being blue, and write how a sad poetries.




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jpk0007

Whenever I feel a little low or when I am feeling completely pissed off about something generally I would do many things simultaneously. first of all, I will go out and get some fresh air. then I will try to concentrate on my breathing which tends to become very fast whenever I am feeling agitated about something. this helps me to cool down and become normal eventually. I also like to switch on my favorite music to just make me feel relaxed.




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Einalem

Whenever I'm blue, I listen to music while I recall or make up happy things. I also love to read poems or overeat to alleviate my sadness. However, I find it more uplifting to have a walk by a seashore or a street covered by trees.




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anyone01

I actually love the concept of feeling blue/sad. I see it as an opportunity. It's your body telling you that it has interests and desires that haven't been discovered yet, but are sorely needed. This, to me, is one of the most essential phases of life figuring out what you enjoy and what you want to dedicate your time to. So take the hint, especially if you have so much free time, and go and explore every aspect of life that even remotely piques your fancy. Stay open minded.




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jaymish

Very weird@anyone01. You seem to have sadastic tendencies,Lol. But relax I know what you mean. You mean that when you are sad and blue it's life/your soul/your body/your spirit, telling you that you are not living on purpose, I agree with this. Some of us just try to burry the blues away instead of finding out why we are blue. I agree this is like the universe pointing to something or away from something. Its your job to find out. However I think that you should try to feel better first. For example I like to read romance novels or watch movies to feel better.




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emiaj55

Whenever I feel blue, I just make myself a mug of coffee, I take my guitar and I just sing old songs. Old songs has a way of relating to sad emotions and I really like them. Singing them is somehow a way of telling why I fell blue, even though I really don't understand why I am sad in the first place.




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Bravosi

Hello there!
This rarely happens because I don't have time for it. Lots of job.
But when it did (back in school/univeristy) I used to order pizza and watch tv series. Was fun gotta say. What do you do when your blue?




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