When you're feelin' blue, what do you do?

I get sad a lot, so the list could get long:
-Listen to The Wall
-Watch “Harvey”
-Send e-mails to friends I trust
-Relish in it, thinking “okay, let’s see what this emotion entails,”
-Wrestle with my beagle
-Watch Cool Hand Luke

So anyway, Gazoo is feelin’ low. What do my friends on line do to turn it around?

I have a few standard procedures.

*listen to comedy albums (I have a large collection)
*crank up Black Sabbath
*knock back Southern Comfort (straight no chaser)
*hit the highway and take a ride (but not if I have been drinking)

Hey, Gazoo, Harvey is a really great movie, ain’t it?

Well, right now I’m sitting here, still in my pajamas, debating whether to get back in bed and cry, or play video games for a while, or actually do all the shit sround here I should.

Somehow I think laying down and crying is gonna win. (Depressed people have good days and bad days. Today is a BAD day. :()

It depends on the deepth of the mood, but usually…

***** Listen to Queensryche’s Operation: MindCrime
***** Write
***** Get online and lurk
***** Find a quiet place to go and think

Sometimes they help, sometimes they just bring me further down. I never know which it’s going to be, but they’re always at least worth a shot.

Work in the yard. Nothing better than to have the sun beating down on you, pouring sweat and stepping in Duck SHI. Why yes, I will have a Bud Light… Thank You…

Milk and cookie’s help too :slight_smile:

JBirdman12, yeah. “In this life, Elwood, you must be oh so smart, or oh so pleasant. For years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me.” – My favorite movie quote.

Falcon - I know how you feel. Do what just feels right. I’m sitting here, 900 miles away, feelin’ the same.

Girlbysea, good plan. But the 18" of snow mght get in the way!!

Here’s what I added in Fenris’ thread in IMHO. There’s plenty of good advice there, check it out.


Soda said:
Things I do to make myself feel better when I’m blue (that is, if I’m not so blue I can’t get out of bed).

[li]I bake. In the past few days, I’ve been baking like crazy. I made bagels the other day (which is great, because the dough needs alot of kneading, and kneading relieves stress) and today I made chocolate chip cookies.[/li][li]I walk. I put on my good shoes and a parka and I walk to where ever my nose points. Sometimes I’ll borrow a car and drive to the beach or some other great place.[/li][li]I bathe. I fill my bathtub with bubbles from Lush and I get a really good book (or a friggin’ lousy Harlequin romance novel, depending on my mood) and I soak for hours. I look like a prune when I get out, but it’s worth it.[/li][li]I clean. (This is highly unusual, but it happens every now and then.) I’ll usually focus on one small detail, like cleaning my windows or scrubbing the bathroom or reorganizing my kitchen cabinets.[/li][li]I drive. I don’t have a car of my own right now, but when I have access to a car, I’ll gas it up and go. I pick out some feel-good music and play it really loud and sing along. I may look like an idiot, but hey, it makes me happy.[/li][li]I sleep. It doesn’t always work, but sometimes it’s a wonderful thing to crawl into clean sheets completely naked and just drift off. [/li][/quote]

Gazoo hon…what feels right to someone who’s dealt with depression for over 10 years is kinda scary. sad smile

Methinks it’s about time to get the damn medication adjusted again.

Soda. I’m trying to wallow in self-worthlessness here, I certainly don’t need anyone injecting logic, therapy, etc. here.

But thanks man.

Depression Sucks… And what sucks even worse is people that understand it.
Falcon… I know just how you feel, and you know, it’s true. We know just when it’s time to bump up the meds…
Gazoo… 900 miles away, damn

Oh. In that case, I only have one suggestion. Ice cream. Lots of it.

Soda, thanks. :slight_smile: I actually laughed for the first time in awhile.

“When you’re alone, and life is making you lonely
You can always go… Downtown!”

Sorry. Sounded funnier in my head.

I clean the house like a madwoman; my inner Martha Stewart comes out to play! I walk the dogs. I call friends & invite myself over to dinner. Getting “outside of my own head” usually does the trick.

Of course, if I’m really depressed, I can’t do much of anything. I just stay in my tunnel and contemplate suicide.

No. I’ve been through that stage. No one dies on my watch.

Thanks Gazoo!! Now, cookies for everyone!!! Wake up Falcon!!!

I’m still here, hon. Trying not to hurt myself. :frowning:


Sit around listening to whiney alternative music

Play some hard industrial keyboard (or some soft piano stuff, playing always helps)

Find someone to go be social with

Drive around/go out to eat/see a movie

Smoke some weed, put on ambient music and wallow in my despair

Channel my sadness into anger, then dress and black and act agressive

Knock back some Tylenol PM and hope things feel better by the light of a new day

That’s about it.


I do this.

I try to suppress all bad feelings and be emotionless
Stare at the ceiling.
Listen to music.
Try to convince myself not to SI, sometimes fail. but that’s irrelevant.
Hug my dog.
Hug my horse.
Hug my bf.

That’s all I can think of for now.