What do you do to cheer yourself up?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Di B, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. Di B

    Di B Member

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    You know when you have one of those episodes where most things are just going really badly? Well, I'm having one of those weeks!

    Work is so bad that I am looking for another job (any offers?!)
    My Mum has managed to break her wrist so I'm off playing nursemaid
    I have had an argument with my other half (his fault of course!)
    Had an unexpected bill this morning that is going to eat next months salay up.
    The only thing going right is band!

    So... what do you do if you are having a pants time?
    Any hints/tips/suggestions that don't involve alcohol at all?!!!

    Thought a happy/de-stressing thread might be useful to others in future months too! :-D
     
  2. CLAIRE SPONG

    CLAIRE SPONG Member

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    Cuddle the cat!
     
  3. Acky1962

    Acky1962 New Member

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    Dont ask!!!!!
     
  4. Mesmerist

    Mesmerist Well-Known Member

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    Right now in a really horrible sad time so don`t think the usual happiness tips will help. All I want to do is sleep. This is a distraction (logging onto the computer) so I suppose counts as a coping mechanism.
     
  5. x..Emma..x

    x..Emma..x Member

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    Hey, i know how you feel, having one of those weeks too.
    Have been quite ill this last couple of weeks, and just found out i have mono.
    My boyfriend split up with me a few days ago.
    And im snowed under with coursework, cause of all the school i've missed.
    People say to me, " you're only a teenager, you couldnt possibly understand things."
    But a lot of us are smarter than we look, and we should get credit for that.
    When you feel upset, just think of a happy time, call or im somebody, or do something to busy yourself.
    Thats all i do.
    Sitting around thinking of things really doesnt help.
    I learned that the hard way.
    Smile, and remember, everything HAS to get better.
    I hope i helped =]
    Emma x
     
  6. michellegarbutt

    michellegarbutt Supporting Member

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    you come on here, let it all spill out
    we all give you a big cyber hug and say aww and hopefully that fact that people are friendly enough to do this makes you fell just a little bit bettter
     
  7. dizzy winslade

    dizzy winslade Member

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    I used to play Meatloaf's Life is a Lemon at a high volume and sit in the dark.
    Now I have to be careful not to return to my chocoholism and binge eating ways.
    I usually phone my best friend and buy a piece of clothing and listen to quieter 80's disco music and listen to John Miles song - Music - "...my music pulls me through"
    :)
     
  8. Liamhorn

    Liamhorn Member

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    Radox bath, always does the trick ;)
     
  9. David Mann

    David Mann Member

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    Play Tschaik 6 at very loud volume.
     
  10. FlugelD

    FlugelD Member

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    If you haven't figured out how to run raw mains power through your chest....
    If you haven't investigated barbiturate poisoning, or nitrogen narcosis....
    If you haven't worked out your own personal 'drop'....
    If you haven't been on the B&Q website to price a couple of disposable barbies and a roll of gaffer tape....

    Then thank your lucky stars. It could be a damned sight worse.
     
  11. trumpetmike

    trumpetmike Well-Known Member

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    Be pleased that band is still going well
     
  12. leisa

    leisa Active Member

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    Get some girly friends together and go and watch sex and the city if you havent already seen it, its very funny and fab!!

    Either that or get them out for a meal and go dancing!!
     
  13. brassbandmaestro

    brassbandmaestro Active Member

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    Glad u doing ok at band, me no. But hey, there we go. One of those things, I suppose.

    I dont really have any set hard and fast rule, really. At the moment I am out of work. I left my previous employment with work that was full of promises, etc etc, then to my annoyance, that didnt materialise. Thank goodness for music!
     
  14. six pints

    six pints Active Member

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    Yup! I've been known to go in with a bottle of wine, a couple of books and my ipod and not come out for 3 hours!
     
  15. When feeling low I like to whisk Mrs B off in our little motorhome to somewhere nice for the night.
    Away from the house, phone, telly, computer even Mod forgive me away from my tuba!
    The problems are still there but at least I forget them for a while.
     
  16. StellaJohnson

    StellaJohnson Active Member

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    Then you turn up at a Burbage rehearsal and you feel twice as bad:biggrin:
     
  17. Ney lass, you always cheer me up at Burbage :D
     
  18. Lyndon Price

    Lyndon Price Member

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    go fishing...2nd best de stress in the world
     
  19. And it lasts a bit longer than the first :D
     
  20. Lyndon Price

    Lyndon Price Member

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    yes....yes it does........
     
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