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When you feel that you are headed in a bad way, what do you do to get yourself out of the funk?

Asked by Tangent_J (295points) April 27th, 2009
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Likeradar's avatar

Exercise, see a movie that will make me both laugh and cry, and eat ice cream. Doing something nice for someone else can help too.

Hope you get out of your funk

DeanV's avatar

Listen to some happy music. And if that doesn’t work, at least I can be a little more cheerful about my funk.

chicadelplaya's avatar

Depends. I don’t always go about it the best way (like sleeping, drinking alcohol, zoning out on the TV). But after the fact I have found that simply getting out of the house to do whatever helps. Sometimes you can find a good laugh or a story you can relate to on Fluther, and that always helps too.

gailcalled's avatar

I immediately try to do something for someone else, no matter how petty. Today, for example, I gave a friend my extra litter box, catfood container and lots of unwanted feline advice in preparation for the arrival of Max this afternoon, straight from the animal shelter.

I am also her animal hotline resource, for the next few days. And why am I now an expert? Because of all the wonderful help I have gotten from Fluther. Rooeytoo is about to Photoshop a tutu and ballet slippers on Milo.

YARNLADY's avatar

I usually take a nice long walk first, then listen to relaxing music, or take a long shower, or watch my grandson on the video’s we have. That’s always good for a pick-me-up. There’s nothing happier than little X jumping on my bed until he falls down from exhaustion, or chasing a balloon through our family room for a half hour.

toomuchcoffee911's avatar

See the funniest movie I know.

Be with friends.

Get an awesome book to read.

knitfroggy's avatar

I listen to a song called Yakety Sax and dance around all dumb. It makes me happier.

YARNLADY's avatar

@knitfroggy I love that song

sjmc1989's avatar

Put on a hot outfit and see how many cat calls I get. Yeah its shallow but it works!

Tangent_J's avatar

thanks everyone… :-)

knitfroggy's avatar

@YARNLADY I love it too, it’s my ringtone when my husband calls. It makes me want to run around real fast when I hear it too…must be a Benny Hill flashback!

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

I write a letter with a short story from my childhood to the one person in the world I have the most strained relationship with. There’s no reward for me but somehow it works that I feel a bit better, maybe the acknowledgment of a fraction of what that other person feels like most of their days, dunno.

kevbo's avatar

Ask, “what’s one thing I can do right now to feel better?” Doesn’t have to be a big thing, and it works even if it’s a very small thing.

tiffyandthewall's avatar

i listen to sad music. i like when i feel like someone is empathizing with me. then i sleep, and wake up the next day, shower, and do something that makes me feel good about myself, and listen to punk rock. (:

astrocom's avatar

I’ve noticed one other person said this, and it may sound crazy, but a serious workout can be incredible for the spirits. I’m on a crew (rowing) team, and any time I have a practice or workout that I’ve gone into feeling terrible on an emotional level, I’ve come out feeling great.

When that’s not an option I tend to go for socializing and getting physical affection (hugs and the alike, I’m a very physical person). Among other solutions, that don’t always work for me, and have been mentioned: happy music and comfort food.

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