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Feeling mopey today. What do you do when you're down in the dumps to help you feel better?

2 years ago by Nerdbiscuit with 31 comments

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  • exikon

    Go for a run! It literally activates your bodies own endorphins. It's like drugs but better! And you get healthier too!

  • drunkenninja

    I play games, lots and lots of video games.

    • xg549

      That's been my escape ever since childhood. My parents always thought I played too many games but they knew better than to pull me away from it because they knew it was the only thing that made me happy.

    • idlethreat

      same here. slam my face in front of the pc, the xbox, whatever's handy and make the universe go away for a while.

  • Spoon

    Go into your room and rearrange stuff, maybe clean a bit. When I feel mopey I notice that crap tends to accumulate on the floor of my room. So I what I do is spend five, ten minutes putting clothes back into the dresser, throwing trash away, maybe decide that I don't really need this book series anymore, dust a bit, that kind of stuff. By getting rid of some clutter it kind of feels like I'm de-cluttering myself, it's also something productive to do that doesn't require much thought. Hope that helps!

    • mcsmitheslc

      I second this. Cleaning and exercise help me to do something constructive. Plus it just feels so good to have a clean room.

  • YourTaxGuy

    Go for a hike. Climb a mountain with an amazing view, and think about how whatever is getting me down can't follow me up there.

  • Gozzin

    Go for a walk,play a video game, or interact with one of my house rabbits.

  • Cheski

    A friend of mine set up a site to help with exactly this! You get to see how other people "get there mind right". It has helped me a few times. MindRighting

  • OnlySlightly

    Find a hobby or teach yourself a skill you didn't have before.

  • badger28

    I have a few go to movies. Revenge of the Nerds, Animal House, the first few Police Academy's, or my go to is The Death and Life of Bobby Z.

  • NstealthL

    Cuddle with my dog and/or lay in bed watching a movie or two or napping. Reading, working out, or video games also help.

  • FrootLoops

    We try to address exactly this in /t/getmotivated . It's still a very small tribe but maybe it helps. Hope to see you there!

    • Cheski

      I was going to make sure it was known about as well. Good job!

  • b1ackbird (edited 2 years ago)

    Often I go for a jog (though Real Life has barred a lot of that lately), play games (as many have suggested), but my all time most useful and dependable way of dealing with being down in the dumps is my meditation practice.

    I know it may sound crazy to some, but it's helped make me a much more centered & overall happier person. I dealt with a lot of emotional issues growing up (depression, binge drinking, cutting, etc) and dealt with these into my adult life too. When I started meditiating I realized that I'm responsible for my emotional well-being. I started analyzing my own thought processes and learning more and more about why I respond to certain stimuli in a negative way. This helped me conquer similar situations in the future because I gave myself the tools I needed to cope and grow.

    I hope that helps. If you're interested in learning more feel free to message me, or head over to /t/mindfulness!

    edit: spellcheck!

  • cunt

    Go for a cycle but since my bike got stolen 2 days ago i'm feeling a bit mopey about that

  • Zephyrium

    I have yet to find a foolproof way to get rid of that down feeling. Usually though I'll browse Imgur until i find something that makes me laugh or smile.

  • fanficmistress

    Chocolate, pizza, and vegging out with video games.

    • badger28

      Chocolate and pizza at the same time or separate meals?

      • fanficmistress

        Usually pizza then chocolate but could definitely be at the same time. There's some awesome dessert pizza out there.

      • pixelboot


  • Qukatt

    eat a lot of jelly tots and/or crappy potato flake mash and do nothing

  • massani (edited 2 years ago)

    Videos with little kids being silly always makes me feel better. Especially this vine. It's so ridiculous but I giggle every time it loops.

    EDIT: OR, this cute little girl saying "what" video.

  • jenjen1352

    Painting by numbers on the computer. The concentration required to find the numbers stops me mulling things over.

  • Urgz

    Play my favorite music. Once I get into that I forget everything else around me instantly.