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To ask how you cheer yourself up?

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misswrite89 Tue 12-Apr-16 17:20:55

I'm feeling a bit low today. This rarely happens and there is nothing really specific that has made me feel this way although I think I am just rather tired from looking after DS and feeling as though my career isn't where it should be.

I know I have a lot to be grateful for and I know I need to snap out of this ridiculous mood as I don't like to feel so low when looking after DS, I find myself more snappy and less patient.

AIBU to ask what little things you do to give your mood a boost? Thank you.

SummerHouse Tue 12-Apr-16 17:22:57

Walking helps. And any exercise. Esp yoga. I am v interested in mindfulness. I like all the principals. I feel exactly like you.

whois Tue 12-Apr-16 17:23:13

Different things depending why I'm feelkng low and what my options are - a walk in the sunshine, a coffee in a nice cafe, time with friends, get out for a good hike in whatever the weather is, cook myself a super tasty meal, watch an episode of something I like watching, do some organising like sort out a wardrobe or something so I can feel I've achieved something and have got rid of some clutter.

rugbychick Tue 12-Apr-16 17:23:52

Reading, usually something lighthearted if I'm feeling down

GrouchyKiwi Tue 12-Apr-16 17:24:51

I make a lovely cup of tea, eat some chocolate, put on my favourite music and dance to it like a loon.

If that doesn't work then I leave DH to deal with the children when he gets home and I have a bath.

Hope you feel happier soon. flowers

curren Tue 12-Apr-16 17:26:10

A range of things.

Kick boxing
Stretches (if I can't go out)

If all else fails a cup of tea and a big bar of chocolate when the kids are in bed

jimijack Tue 12-Apr-16 17:28:22

I stuff myself to the top with crisps and chocolate.
Go out and have coffee with friends.

Can't have a bath alone, can't even have a piss alone these days, so I have to get away, Just for an hour, but away from it all.

SooBee61 Tue 12-Apr-16 17:34:03

- Knitting something complicated that needs concentration
- Eating M&S Extremely Chocolatey Mini Rolls cake
- Stroking the cat
- Talking to friend
- Watching old episodes of Law & Order, Homicide Hunter and Deadly Wives!
- Having a drive and playing music loudly (one of few places one can)

MardAsSnails Tue 12-Apr-16 17:38:17

Take a break puzzles

Mind numbingly simple, but require that bit of concentration. Therefore it's not too taxing that I get all 'I can't do aaaaaaanything right' but enough to concentrate on something. That usually takes me out of my down if it's a simple bit of 'lowness'

Penguinepenguins Tue 12-Apr-16 17:42:34

Long hot bath with candels and luxury smelly stuff smile

Curling up in bed with a bag of cookies and Netflix

Sewing/knitting locking myself away in my sewing room with all my lovely lovely books and fabric smile

Sorry your feeling down OP flowers

SimonLeBonOnAndOn Tue 12-Apr-16 17:45:03

Go for a run
Kitchen disco

trappedinsuburbia Tue 12-Apr-16 17:48:27

If I can't physically escape, I give myself a good talking to about having all the good things I have, I list them in my head!! Then remind myself there are people far worse off.
Of course physically escaping is far far better grin

LifeIsChaos Tue 12-Apr-16 17:49:40

Put the dc to bed early and open wine

Nibbl3s Tue 12-Apr-16 17:59:38

Retail therapy blush

Or if all those fail I get into my pjs and veg out on the sofa feeling sorry for myselfgrin

acasualobserver Tue 12-Apr-16 18:01:52

Gin + Tonic

CantWaitForWarmWeather Tue 12-Apr-16 18:04:08

Going for a walk in the sunshine
Going getting my hair cut
Having a massage
Cleaning hmmgrin
Watching a good film

MamaLazarou Tue 12-Apr-16 18:04:12

Get outside to an open space and look at the horizon.

Watch something silly on the TV.

Flick through Heat magazine with a friend and laugh at the daft celebrities.

Hope you feel better soon x

WaitrosePigeon Tue 12-Apr-16 18:05:18

Download the Vine app and watch all the hilarious 6 second videos. You will be dying!!!

Sparklycat Tue 12-Apr-16 18:05:39


MrsOs Tue 12-Apr-16 18:07:16

When I leave my mums on a Saturday and she is hard work and critical so I often feel shit. I turn the radio up and sing my head off. Works wonders for me x

MorrisZapp Tue 12-Apr-16 18:07:21

Despite the fact that I adore shopping, it doesn't cheer me up. I only enjoy it when I'm already happy.

If I'm glum then it's straight to my old friends the sofa, the telly and some nice food and a soduko or two.

also temazepam

Beth2511 Tue 12-Apr-16 18:14:06

A great big tub of ben and jerries!

Figmentofmyimagination Tue 12-Apr-16 18:20:55

Plant something jolly (weather permitting).

Figmentofmyimagination Tue 12-Apr-16 18:21:34

Go shopping in a really good book shop.

Figmentofmyimagination Tue 12-Apr-16 18:22:48

Take a big load of old clothes to the charity shop. This always works for me.

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