Ask the Readers: What Do You Do When You Are Feeling Down?

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Every one has days when they feel a bit down, or a lot down. Even when your life’s going well, some days, you just feel that edge of depression.  I’m not even talking about clinical depression here. In the case of the actual illness of depression, I would highly recommend you consult a doctor. But for the purpose of this post, we are talking about regular depression, and ups-and-downs that are part of being human. 

Feeling down now and again is simply a part of the ebb and flow of life. 

How do you react when you feel down? What’s your solution? Is it reaching for chocolate (oh yes please), shutting yourself off from everyone, going to sleep, getting angry, getting moody? What’s your reaction?

When I feel down, I either just read or I go to sleep. These are my usual reactions. Depending on the reason and degree of that feeling, I also journal. Well, I definitely journal – but whether or not I do it right then depends on why I am feeling depressed. Some areas, such as the ones that are work related, tend to propel me into journaling faster, but if it’s more emotional reason, then I tend to postpone journaling. 

What about you? What do you do when you are feeling down? 

 

One thought on “Ask the Readers: What Do You Do When You Are Feeling Down?

  1. When I feel down, I get a CD from Paul Wilbur, put it in my personal CD player, put on my headphones, and play the CD over and over

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