I crawl into bed and turn up the electric blanket on High on the opposite side of the bed so the pillow gets good and hot, then cuddle with the pillow, call a friend on the phone and have a good cry until I fall to sleep... imagining the whole time that I'm not really alone.
Being held safely and securely in the arms of a dear friend. Not being in a hurry to go anywhere or do anything, just sitting there, being cuddled, allowing you to show weakness and cry all those unshed tears while they stroke your hair and rub your back, quietly "shushing" away your blues as they whisper in your ear that everything is going to get better in time.
MAINEMOOSE - - I gotta, picturing you playing your Xbox with your kitty in your lap playing "peekaboo" while the death metal is blaring in the background and you sport your Headbangers Ball Tshirt - - I LOVE IT!!
Expect the unexpected.........
Edys Cookies and Cream!!I will sit,cry,eat,turn my cell phone and my house phone off and just sulk until i get so far to the bottom of the barrel there would be no where else to go but up,that is when i open my window blinds, turn my phone back on put a smile back on my face and soak in the sunshine.
For me it's chatting with friends and getting perspective from that. I can count on my friends to tell it to me straight. That and listening to music. For some reason, AC/DC, Poison, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, etc, usually perks me back up. I guess it's 'cause it's music I listened to as a teen.
Hi all shineiton ...can we swap lives for a few days??? i love the sea its very up lifting but unfortatley i dont live any where near it!! Just to make matters worse i dont even drive! I went a few weeks ago for a sunday drive to the Gower Coastline and we sat in the car and talked and then watched the sea and a child playing on the beach with his rugby ball and it was lovely, so peaceful... then we decided to be brave and go for a walk we got out the car and got back in it was freezing!!!! lol i think i will wait for the weather to warm up a bit b4 going again! xx
I have just been reading all your replys on this topic.... i love my kids dearly but lets face it sometimes they hinder things not help! lol There are times when a cuddle off 1 of them is like a ray of sunshine ... but when things get really bad i put on some dance tunes and dance around my kitchen... i must look like a nutter! i live in a 3 storey house and the kitchen is in the middle and has windows in 2sides and is very overlooked but hey do i care... after a few minutes im sure i can shake my stuff as good as jlo!
The other thing i find that helps on the down days is to put my make up on and get dressed into something nice and go and meet my mates for a coffe or lunch!
The world aint that bad from where im sitting!! God that sounds deep for a survivor of postnatal depression!! lol
Remembering to take my meds usually works for me...JUST KIDDING!!! A cure-all for me (and others, I've been told) is listening to ABBA. I know my profile says punk and heavy metal and stuff and that's my everyday preference but for some reason, ABBA is musical Prozac and it just perks me right up. I kid you not when I say I've met several people who agree with me. So there you go. One thing not to do is watch Big Fish or The House of Sand and Fog...those are 2 of the most depressing movies on the planet.
LOL.. SteveNads. you are too funny. I just love your posts....
Okay, what helps me when I am down is my kids. I just sit with them and cuddle or we go out and have fun together. Also folks believe it or not, I get on here and read posts. It helps to see other peoples perspectives on things.. or I go in a chatroom and just shoot the breeze with other people. It helps sometimes to talk to strangers when you are feeling down.
When I feel 'stinky and ugly' (LOL STEVE!!!) or when I just feel blue, I drive down to the beach and lay in the sun for awhile. Feeling the bad-ass tan I'm getting and listening to the ocean are my cure-all's !!
STEVENADS ! ! ! ! I love it!! You had to have learned that when you were like 11?? My 11 year old is constantly telling me jokes, and he has this "gross" joke book - - too funny.
What cheers me up is my family. I am lucky enough to have a fantastic support system and my niece's three lil' kids light up my day no matter what. I'm gonna be an "easy" grandma.... if those three bring me such joy, I know my own grands are gonna have me wrapped!!
Sometimes a good cry is what I need, too. After I get it out, it doesn't seem that bad. Big ups to all of us who can admit we're such emotional creatures.
Here is a STUPID, DUMB, BAD joke that sounds anti-women, but it is I guess. I only say it here because everytime I say it with the intro about bad, stupid, etc., SOMEBODY ALWAYS CHUCKLES OR LAUGHS. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. I DO NOT BELEIVE IT TO BE TRUE.
Why do women wear perfume and makeup???
They stink and they're ugly.
I DO NOT THINK THIS. IT'S A JOKE DAMN IT!!!!