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Old 11-02-2009, 07:31 PM
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How do you snap yourself out of..

A pointless and seemingly reasonless bad mood?

I'm not sure if reasonless is a word, but it's the best word I can find for this......I feel stabby, and it's probably not hormonal.
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Old 11-02-2009, 07:43 PM
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Naptime.
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Old 11-02-2009, 07:45 PM
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......I feel stabby, and it's probably not hormonal.
Probably?
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:01 PM
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A pointless and seemingly reasonless bad mood?

I'm not sure if reasonless is a word, but it's the best word I can find for this......I feel stabby, and it's probably not hormonal.
Vigorous activity. It can be exercise or moving furniture or washing windows, so long as it gets you moving. While you're moving you can mutter to yourself to your heart's content.
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:16 PM
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I came to post what JSgoddess said, but exactly. So since she beat me I will elaborate.

For those days when it's either kill somebody or hit the gym.

Note that if you hook into your rage while running you can run faster/farther, if you're on the rowing machine you can row faster, if you're lifting weights you can do more reps.

Take it out on the equipment. Wear yourself out.

(Or you could put the energy into housecleaning, I guess.)
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:30 PM
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Probably?
Well, I just ended my time of the month, which isn't normally a difficult time for me, but it's also not a totally normal hormonal time either.

If that made any sense.
I wish we were cutting hair in class tonight, that would take my mind off it, but we're just watching videos.
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:41 PM
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Well, I just ended my time of the month, which isn't normally a difficult time for me, but it's also not a totally normal hormonal time either.
Sorry if I asked a dumb question. It's been a while.

How to snap yourself out has a lot to do with why you're in....

...reasonless ...bad... stabby... possibly hormonal.... ....

....

guy?
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:11 AM
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Pruning,digging or cleaning the windows makes me feel better if I am too far away to catch a ride on a wooden roller coaster.
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:18 AM
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You could try focusing on positive things instead of negative - make an effort to think of five things you're grateful for, make a mental list of all the good things in your life, make an effort to see the good things around you instead of the irritating, annoying things. Take a deep breath and breathe in the good, and breathe out the bad. Find some positive things to look at (pretty, inspirational, or funny things).

Or, if you can do it, go back to bed, eat junk food, and read all day.

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Old 11-03-2009, 05:30 AM
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I get this way late at night, especially this time of year when it gets dark so early....as corny as it sounds, I usually have decent luck reminding myself that the funk will be gone by morning.

And I believe it, because it always is.

If it's a generic "I'm having the blues" kinda funk. If it's situation specific, it may not always be gone in the morning...but even then it looks a hell of a lot better.
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Old 11-03-2009, 06:38 AM
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Out of curiosity, was any of this helpful?
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Old 11-03-2009, 08:28 AM
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Housecleaning and masturbation.
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:59 AM
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I just go to bed.
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:09 AM
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Housecleaning and masturbation.
Depending on your vacuum cleaner, possibly at the same time.
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:15 AM
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1. Find a cat or kitten.
2. Flip it over.
3. Snorgle its belly.


This always works. Trust me.
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:21 AM
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Depending on your vacuum cleaner, possibly at the same time.
Women only please.
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Old 11-03-2009, 11:00 AM
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Out of curiosity, was any of this helpful?
Giggling at you all was helpful. I thought of solutions to some little piddly stuff that was annoying me, talked to my best friend, and took the suggestion to stay busy and cleaned the living crap out of my kitchen. I'll try masturbation later.

Thanks all.

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Old 11-03-2009, 12:04 PM
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I wish we were cutting hair in class tonight, that would take my mind off it, but we're just watching videos.
Probably not a good idea to cut hair when you're feeling stabby!
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:53 PM
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"Stabby", huh?

Take a one gallon milk jug. Fill it with water.

Take a nylon rope, tie one end around the milk jug handle, throw the other end over a beam or over a tree branch or over a clothesline crossbar or some other such support. Tie it off so that the milk jug is hanging on the rope right around chest level.

Now punch it. (Does that feel satisfying or what?)

As it swings back in your direction, repeat.
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:31 PM
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I wish we were cutting hair in class tonight,
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Housecleaning and masturbation.
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Depending on your vacuum cleaner, possibly at the same time.
When I get my hair cut, they usually finish by vacuuming around the collar. Let me just recommend that you stay focused back there, 'kay?
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:45 PM
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Hugging my daughter and giving her kisses on her neck until she giggles.

Usually works for me...
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Old 11-03-2009, 02:26 PM
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I usually go for a drive 30mins to an hour and listen to my ipod, maybe either angry late 90s nu-metal from my teenage years, or just a good blend of classic rock and roll sorta things. Or if I am bummed and WANT to be happy- my Steve Miller's Greatest Hits CD. If the drive isn't looking like it's working- I go off and read comic books in public, maybe browse for CDs (closest thing to shopping for Guys, next to "searching" (aka just browsing) for video games imho). In college, I'd go and see a movie with friends or something- basically when I knew I wanted to be alone and sucky and pouty- I forced myself to interact with people but in small controlled doses to get over it.

Sitting around the house moping never really did it for me, it just worsened my feelings, hence the getting out in various ways sorta thing.
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Old 11-03-2009, 02:31 PM
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Running on a trail in the woods always seems to lighten my mood...that or alcohol, your choice.
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Old 11-03-2009, 04:02 PM
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It usually means I'm hungry.
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Old 11-04-2009, 05:48 PM
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Maybe you need a different Video to watch. The last time I was in a bad mood / funk, I watched the movie Grumpy Old Men. Fixed me right up. My wife told me it was nice to hear me laugh again.
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Old 11-05-2009, 09:14 AM
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Show tunes!
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Old 11-05-2009, 09:24 AM
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Take a one gallon milk jug. Fill it with water.

Take a nylon rope, tie one end around the milk jug handle, throw the other end over a beam or over a tree branch or over a clothesline crossbar or some other such support. Tie it off so that the milk jug is hanging on the rope right around chest level.

Now punch it. (Does that feel satisfying or what?)
Note: do not do this if the milk jug is made of glass.
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Old 11-06-2009, 09:10 AM
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I second (third? fourth?) exercise; yoga works for me, as does taking ten or so deep breaths.


If I'm somewhere where that's not an option, I give myself a time limit (5 mins or so) and REALLY let myself stew-just wallow in self pity and rage for a couple minutes and think about everything that's wronged me in the most ludicrous terms imaginable. By then it either goes away or is much lessened.
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