What makes you feel better?

@chiyosan (29911)
Philippines
November 10, 2011 1:05am CST
Often times many people find comfort in food - do you? Or are you like some of the people who are comforted by words from friends? Or do you find comfort being alone, maybe in prayers, or in meditation, or in places where you can think and just be able to have peace? Have you sometimes felt too that you felt better when you are in a crowd of people? like you knew that you are not alone and it makes you feel better in the company of people?
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@dpk262006 (56217)
• Delhi, India
10 Nov 11
Hi! Talking to my friends and mylotting make me feel comfortable. Sharing my thoughts with my friends both off line and on line, and listening to others comforts me. Staying alone rather sitting idle makes me feel uneasy. I wish to remain busy all day.
@chiyosan (29911)
• Philippines
11 Nov 11
Thanks for your response! :D I guess a lot of people are like you. Finding comfort in people, with friends and mylot too. hehe forums does make people feel at home because they get to share themselves and we know someone is listening (or reading our thoughts.) we all find comfort in doing a lot of things we know that will benefit us. it is really rewarding, right? when you are busy and it gets done and you liked the output of your discussions, etc.
@dpk262006 (56217)
• Delhi, India
15 Nov 11
Yeah, it is a great relief to know that someone listens (reads) us on mylot.
@dodo19 (33051)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
18 Nov 11
In my case, I think that it does depend. Sometimes, I do find comfort in food. It has happened. But sometimes, I do also find comfort in others as well. I find that my husband does bring me the most comfort, although I would say that he's the only one. However, he is definitely the one who brings me the most comfort and the most often.
@chiyosan (29911)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
Appreciate your response to the discussion, thank you very much and have a nice day! see you around the site! =P
@whatrow (793)
• United States
11 Nov 11
I find comfort in sleep. To be totally relaxed and fully unaware of anything that is happening around me. Besides that, I find comfort in holding a little kitten in my hand.
@chiyosan (29911)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
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• United States
11 Nov 11
I have to be already happy to enjoy a crowd. I never can understand how food could make a person feel better. When I'm upset the Last thing I can think about is eating!The only thing that makes me feel better is talking with my best friend. He can Always give me hope.
@chiyosan (29911)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
Appreciate your response to the discussion, thank you very much and have a nice day! see you around the site! =P
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• Philippines
11 Nov 11
These are the things that I do to make me feel better: 1. Eating sweets (chocolates, cakes, ice cream and etc.)- Although it makes me feel better (I have a weakness when it comes to sweets) but it made me gain weight which is not really good. I remember one time when I was really stressed and down, I actually gained 10 lbs 2. Sleeping the whole day or half of it. - This is a form of escape and has a temporary effect because when you wake up, you still have to face those problems. 3. Talking with friends - Some people would say that why do you have to tell others your problems when they have their problems of their own and they don't really care. Actually, TRUE FRIENDS care a lot. I realized this when I met 3 amazing girls who, no matter how busy they are still have time to listen to my rants. Although this doesn't completely solve you're problem but it gives comfort especially the POWER HUGS! 4. Get it over with! - Face it, there are times that you just have to do it and finish it. This actually gives me a sense of accomplishment and comfort. and when all else fails, then: 5. Prayer - I find peace and comfort everytime I pray or go to church. I don't know why but probably it is faith that someone is listening to you and would help you in times of distress. I can't brag about my faith though because I sometimes fail HIM but I can brag about HIM because HE never fails me.
@chiyosan (29911)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
Thank you for your time to reply to the discussion. appreciate your effort in this. have a great day and see you around the site! :)
• United States
11 Nov 11
It depends on what has me down on that day. Sometimes I'll go to my girlfriend for comfort, but most of the time I resort to my best friend because he's like my other half. He thinks exactly the same I do, but differently enough that he can offer insights that I haven't yet thought of. He's currently multiple states away, though, so I don't turn to him as much. Sometimes I'll turn to other friends to see what they say, but to be honest, they're just not as helpful as he is. I never really return to food as comfort though. I usually try to distract myself by playing video games, watching videos or movies, or writing on MyLot. I find that distracting myself helps get rid of my problem more than anything else.
@chiyosan (29911)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
Great to see you in the discussion! I hope to see you around, thanks for your response and see you around the site, have a nice day! =)
@Rosa26 (2620)
• United States
11 Nov 11
In my case I have fun being alone, I like to be in peace, I don't like the crowd thing,either the noisy thing,I just have fun in the crowd when I am with my family mother, father sister nieces and nephews, I love my family.
@chiyosan (29911)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
Appreciate your response to the discussion, thank you very much and have a nice day! see you around the site! =P
@jtj_hello (627)
• Philippines
11 Nov 11
I find comfort in my room. I take a good nap specially when I'm exhausted. I find surfing the net and connecting with my friends through social networking as comforting aswell. I also get comforted when my parens and siblings call me or I call them. I worked from from them and just hearing their okay is already comforting. I also like to be in our apartment because I live with my crush(LOL!). He alsways inspires me though I think the feeling is not mutual.
@chiyosan (29911)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
Appreciate your response to the discussion, thank you very much and have a nice day! see you around the site! =P
@Queen_11 (308)
• Philippines
10 Nov 11
On times wherein many not so good things are going in my mind, one effective thing that I do is to sleep it out. After waking up, I can now think more objectively and have a better outlook on the things that I have to deal with :)
@chiyosan (29911)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
Thank you for your time to reply to the discussion. appreciate your effort in this. have a great day and see you around the site! :)
• Venezuela
10 Nov 11
Oh! good question. I love to be alone and heard a lot of music! metal, I always find confort there. Also i feel confort when i am writing with japanese characters, that language makes me feel good, relaxed.
@chiyosan (29911)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
Appreciate your response to the discussion, thank you very much and have a nice day! see you around the site! =P
@airasheila (5459)
• Philippines
10 Nov 11
good day chiyosan, before, i really feel better when i am spending my days with my family. as they are my inspiration in everything that i do. but now, its not anymore. i can say that i can feel better if i will be away from them. since, they are the reason why i feel so much pain in my heart. how i wish, God answers my prayers. that, he will take away me from this home.
@chiyosan (29911)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
Appreciate your response to the discussion, thank you very much and have a nice day! see you around the site! =P
• United States
10 Nov 11
I personally find comfort in food, but not in eating. What I mean is I find it very comforting to prepare food, especially for people I care about. I also enjoy relaxing with cookbooks and planning menus.
@chiyosan (29911)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
Thank you for your time to reply to the discussion. appreciate your effort in this. have a great day and see you around the site! :)
@lijoos (346)
• India
10 Nov 11
i feel comfort when i chat with my lover.and when i spend time with her as well as with my fiends i feel comfort
@chiyosan (29911)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
Appreciate your response to the discussion, thank you very much and have a nice day! see you around the site! =P
@Anne18 (11036)
10 Nov 11
What makes me feel better.... escaping into the world of music, reading my book and the best one if its time for it is to cuddle down in bed and go to sleep as the next day you can start all afresh with a clear mind as you have rested.
@chiyosan (29911)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
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@phillyguy (3008)
• Philippines
10 Nov 11
I feel better when I listen to my favorite music. Whenever I'm feeling down,exhausted or just not feeling good I just listen to my favorite songs and eventually I will feel more relax. And of course spending time with my girl also makes me feel better.
@chiyosan (29911)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
Thank you for your time to reply to the discussion. appreciate your effort in this. have a great day and see you around the site! :)
• Philippines
10 Nov 11
Hi chiyosan! I have three answers for this question. 1. Sleep - whenever I feel sad or terribly down, I just sleep and dreams comfort me so much. When I wake up, the sadness is still there, yes, but somehow I forget them a little. 2. Books - I am a book lover. book rat. book addict. Whatever you call it. I like to read about other people and focus on them instead of on me. 3. Movies - watching movies take my mind off whatever it is that makes me sad Now, having written those I realize that escaping reality makes me feel better. There. ^_^ Good day and have a lovely evening!
@chiyosan (29911)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
Great to see you in the discussion! I hope to see you around, thanks for your response and see you around the site, have a nice day! =)
@vinzer (24)
• Singapore
10 Nov 11
I love to eat, but I don't resort to it to find comfort. I find comfort more in looking at beautiful photographs. I often spend time on Flickr, just looking at some of the nice photos there. I also find comfort in nice open fields, grassy knolls, and warm sunsets. Doesn't matter if there are a lot of people or not, just the general locale is good enough for me to find comfort. :)
@chiyosan (29911)
• Philippines
10 Nov 11
oh.. you like looking at pictures! :D I guess that is photo therapy for you? =) I am sure your choice is very great to help you feel better. its good for us to see wonderful and soothing pictures.
@jricky1 (6808)
• China
10 Nov 11
The thing that can make me more comfortable is book,and also i like to call my mom and tell her about the situation that i'm in and she would told me what i shall do.Also,i think my friends are just so great and they support me no matter what.Anyway,we would go through down period,just think of good and we will be fine.
• Philippines
10 Nov 11
Well for me, I will feel comforted when I am with my daughter and my wife. When my daughters plays with me, all the stress that have filed up for the day will be wiped out immediately. And when my wife hugs and kisses me, I feel that there is no problem that I could not solve.
@EdnaReyes (2628)
• Philippines
10 Nov 11
Knitting and sewing makes me feel better now since i dropped my cross stitch needles. I fell better when I am knitting some pattern although i am only a beginner. This knitting makes my eyes and hands coordination fantastic.