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What are your favorite ways to cheer yourselves up when you're down and/or need distraction?

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khlara
Jan. 24th, 2006 05:16 am (UTC)
Chocolate. Go for a walk. Watch a favorite movie. Mac & Cheese. Tea. Infomercials. www.fark.com Music (especially the Cabaret soundtrack).
hearthstone
Jan. 29th, 2006 08:11 pm (UTC)
Infomercials? Any in particular, or just in general?

Chocolate, definitely. :)
khlara
Jan. 29th, 2006 08:51 pm (UTC)
I like the food ones where they're trying to sell you knives, or a rotesserie, or the one that makes smoothies and chops things. I stay away from pretty much all the others. The food ones are just really funny in my opinion.
hearthstone
Jan. 29th, 2006 09:00 pm (UTC)
I always find myself wondering whether the items would really work (like that one they've got now for cooking pasta by pouring boiling water into a plastic tube). I suppose that means I'd be in danger of buying this stuff if I saw it in a store instead of on TV. :)
khlara
Jan. 29th, 2006 09:15 pm (UTC)
I just always laugh at the price (with a 5 time payment of only 38.97!). Oh, and the cleaning ones are good sometimes. That's how Oxyclean actually got started. And the orange stuff. They were infomercials first. I'm never in danger, though my parents have bought one or two because they were really interested in it.
latexpussy
Jan. 24th, 2006 05:38 am (UTC)
It depends on the reason for the blues. If there is no specific event that caused it (and, sometimes, even if there is) I have a few art projects that are simple that I can just get lost in (such as making bead necklaces), or I talk to my husband or IM with my best friend (chronarchy). A favourite movie or book can also help. But my sure fire way is to do something nice for someone else.
hearthstone
Jan. 29th, 2006 08:18 pm (UTC)
But my sure fire way is to do something nice for someone else.

Heh, you're a better person than I :)!

I tend to not talk to people when there's something real that's bothering me (my do-it-yourself tendencies, I suppose), probably not the best thing but at least it makes me think (and think, and think... :P)
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hearthstone
Jan. 29th, 2006 08:21 pm (UTC)
Writing works if I can get myself to do it.

Movies are also good--after elder daughter was born, I spent the first week or so in bed (never had full-blown PPD but what I did have wasn't fun), people brought me food or I wouldn't have done anything but sleep and feed the baby. When I felt up to moving at all I went downstairs and watched ancient movies on TV. Eventually it helped.
hekatatia
Jan. 24th, 2006 11:12 am (UTC)
Depends on the situation - calling a friend, going for a walk, going to the movies, going to the pub with friends, taking a long soak in something warm, bubbly and scented, reading (in bath or out), listening to music, cooking, etc.
hearthstone
Jan. 29th, 2006 08:22 pm (UTC)
When I was in college I'd bake when I was upset about something. (Then I'd have to find someone to eat it. :))
emacsen
Jan. 24th, 2006 06:28 pm (UTC)
As the Green Day song says, "Bite my lip and close my eyes, take me away to paradise."
hearthstone
Jan. 29th, 2006 08:23 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately I've never found that that helps with depression :).
erl_queen
Jan. 24th, 2006 08:22 pm (UTC)
Long, hot bubble bath, with a clove cigarette in one hand and a glass of wine in the other, listening to beautiful music.
hearthstone
Jan. 29th, 2006 08:34 pm (UTC)
Mmm, I love the smell of clove cigarettes. Don't smoke myself, though (I suspect the gagging would interfere with the relaxation aspect :)).

But wine is always good. (That or a margarita... :))
kariaset
Jan. 26th, 2006 07:10 pm (UTC)
A day at the spa, color therapy, reading, spending time with my animals.. and getting a good foot massage from the man.
hearthstone
Jan. 29th, 2006 08:35 pm (UTC)
What is color therapy?
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