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@neh357 (174)
Philippines
May 16, 2010 6:28pm CST
call it 'the blues', "waking up on the wrong side of the bed" we've all felt it at one time or another, for no particular reason, you feel sad or anxious for a day, a week, maybe several weeks..why does it happen? does it happen to you? what did you do about it? as for me, if i feel i am getting mood swings, i eat chocolate! =)
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@jugsjugs (13045)
17 May 10
If i feel like that or even stressed out i tend to try to keep myself busy as that way at least i have done what i was needing todo aswell as sometimes i feel better for doing something.There are times where as i just can not get into the mood of doing anything and that is due to feeling very low.
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@neh357 (174)
• Philippines
17 May 10
you can still think of doing something? woooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwww...when i am stressed i feel that my brain stops funtioning that i just cannot continue what i am doing. i need a bottle of water, i just got stressed now..hehehe. you mean you don't stop?
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@GardenGerty (98168)
• United States
17 May 10
I think there are some things that you do that are pretty automatic, so you do them whether you want to or not. You know, being a little dehydrated may make you feel stressed. Getting online, and coming to MyLot often helps me fell better as well.
@climber7565 (2579)
• United States
17 May 10
awww I think is normal to feel that, but also must have an outlet. Do you have a special someone to help you release your energy and tension? :) I hope you do.
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@neh357 (174)
• Philippines
17 May 10
i do, but he is one of the things i can get stressed about. so many issues between us, i just don't know how i can burst it out..grrr..=(
• Philippines
17 May 10
Chocolate and mood swings... is there really a connection between the two? I remember, a mother of my officemate once told me that I should lessen the chocolates I an\m giving my son... It will make him my son hyper, she said. Is that really true? I asked for a detailed explataion from her but she said, she didn't know and she cannot explain too... but that is what she knows and somebody told that to her too... Anyways, yes sometimes I am like that too... Especially if I don't sleep well that night before the morning... especially when I slept for few hours only -- lack of sleep makes me feel anxious irritable and emotional sometimes...
@neh357 (174)
• Philippines
18 May 10
Yes, there are some studies connecting chocolates into lifting mood swings. Researchers think that chocolate helps in boosting the mood of someone who is depressed and emotionally lost. Just like eating, eating when you are lonely. I don't remember the name of a substance that is being linked on how chocolate affects people, especially girls when they are depressed and a little bit low but it appears that certain people crave for chocolate on bad times of their lives.
• Philippines
18 May 10
okay... But actually, I really don't notice that... I am not aware really because I really love chocolates... If only I can afford to buy chocolates everyday, I would love too... thanks for the information neh!
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
16 May 10
Hello there! I know what feeling anxious is like but I try not to get anxious about feeling anxious, otherwise I will feel er, more anxious lol. Seriously, though, I have always been like this I reckon and I don't think there is anyone on the planet who has not felt down at some stage in their lives. It has also been proved that money doesn't necessarily make you feel better either..although I wouldn't mind that huge Euromillions that a Brit has claimed this weekend. I'm sure I would find something to spend all that money on...get away from this city for a start!
@neh357 (174)
• Philippines
16 May 10
I think there are some factors why we feel anxious. money will make me better! =) if it will be given by that Brit. Like you, there are so many things running in my head right now how am i going to spend that euromillions. Just a dream for us, yay! =)
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
17 May 10
Well I will have a lot going on in the next few days to stop me from feeling too bad. I shall be visiting my Mum, we will go to Wembley to watch our local team play and next week I have an interview here in Carlisle for a job. I go for weeks when nothing happens then everything comes along at once. Oh, and the sun is out now...it's getting warmer at last. This ALWAYS cheers me up.
17 May 10
I know that this may sound a little bit odd however i sometimes feel a bit down when the weather outside is cold and grey. On the upside when the sun is shining i tend to have a smile on my face xx
@neh357 (174)
• Philippines
18 May 10
Hmm, we are opposite. I like it when the weather is cold. I like to stay at the house and enjoy my bed, i may be reading or watching a feel good movie as i am afraid getting out when it is sunny, but i do appreciate the sun only on sunset. =)
@Andyvil (793)
• Philippines
17 May 10
I usually feel like this after I have a bad dream or when I have a hang over. Most of the days I usually wake up fresh and good. If I feel down one remedy I usually do is exercise or drinking coffee. It usually lifts my mood.
@reckon21 (3487)
• Philippines
17 May 10
The blues and it's something that everybody feel from time to time. When we are upset and in bad mood we can only think is getting out of house and getting away from the rest of the world. We always have that feeling of wanted to scream and wanted to tear our own clothes to shake those bad feelings. I fell blues most of the time since being confined in the house all day long. It's really boring and I will go crazy sometimes. Sometimes I would just go out and be somewhere like in the church or do some window shopping.
@neh357 (174)
• Philippines
18 May 10
Maybe all your activities are routinary and unconciously you don't like doing those stuff over and over. Chances are, you will get bored and have some mood swings. If I am feeling like that, (I am a homebody), I try to text some friends and talk about anything. I invite them for coffee or just a little chat. Window shopping also cheers me up, it makes me feel i am still connected to this complicated world. =)
@GardenGerty (98168)
• United States
17 May 10
When I am having mood swings, I try to determine certain things: Am I sleeping enough?, Am I eating the right foods? Do I take the supplements that make me feel good? Do I get enough fresh air, and sunshine? Am I moving and exercising enough? Yes, eating chocolate often helps, there are good fats, healthy antioxidants, caffeine and minerals among other things in chocolate. It does make us feel good. Another thing that helps is to talk things over with someone who is a good listener. Finally a third thing to help us feel better is to do something good for someone else. It almost always lifts our spirits to do good things.
@neh357 (174)
• Philippines
17 May 10
I haven't think about that, doing something good for someone else when stressed, this having mood swings started when our team leader in my job have so many expectations, and you got it! i do not get enough sunshine because i am asleep throughout the day and awake at night. whew! water is my therapy right now, i am feeling dehydrated this past few days.
• Philippines
17 May 10
I observed that when I am thinking of a problem before I sleep at night, when I wake up in the morning I feel heavy and no appetite for work. I just stay at home, make few business calls, watch vcd's and back to sleep again.
@neh357 (174)
• Philippines
18 May 10
Definitely, i believe that thinking about these problems affect you when you wake up. reading a good book or just remembering all the good things that happen in a day will help us get rid of this anxiety and anxiousness thing. maybe you overslept? that is why when you wake up, you feel that you have used all your energy.
@Hatley (164671)
• Garden Grove, California
17 May 10
neh357 I try to find something to make me laugh while I nibble on that dark dark chocolate. I am impatiently waiting for myson to get that job so i can move out of here so yes I do g et the blues at times but I make myself snap out of it by laughing and by listening to the mozart works i love the most. music does indeed help me to get happy again. As being morose only makes you all the bluer and who needs that. get those headphones and listen to the music you love. now. today or tonight.
@neh357 (174)
• Philippines
17 May 10
hatley, how are you my dear? i also love chocolate, i don't know why it helps me de-stress. i do have my ipod nano but i am getting bored with my music? i don't have mozart songs, where can i download songs of him?
• United States
16 May 10
OOOOOH. Emotional eating!!! HAHAHAHA no i'm just kidding. I do that too. I end up chewing David's Sunflower seeds, usually from boredom or complacency. Its a weird one. I felt anxious a couple days ago. Like sumn bad was gon happen. that happens sometimes. I get this feeling like there's a dank, damp pit in my stomach. Its very uncomfortable. I dont get mood swings, but i'm an eccentric person (i think). I am how i am. Mood swings? nah. we have our highs and lows right? Every 3 minutes probably not lmao.
@neh357 (174)
• Philippines
16 May 10
aha! i do that too, i have some extra muchies on my locker and whenever i feel stressed or anxious about some pressures in my job, i rushed to my locker and munch some corn bits, i don't really mind the cctv camera..LOL..