How do you chase your blues away?

Philippines
April 29, 2013 1:57am CST
I am going over my desk and saw some old...really old pictures. The pictures were dated 1970's to 1980's. Suddenly I remembered those happy days when we were all small. It flashed into my mind as if I am watching a movie...the movie of my life. I cried and cried. I started to miss my parents who are already dead; my other siblings who are married and settled abroad. I felt alone and sad. Times like this are really difficult. If you are missing someone and can not do anything to see them, what do you do? How to you chase your blues away?
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13 responses
• Philippines
30 Apr 13
Same with you, i just let my emotions flow that is the last thing i can do, we can't turn back time, all we can do is to cherish the old memories and treasure it. Old picture are worth keeping. Its nice that you still have them and keep them, my old pics when i was a baby, a toddler and reach high school, was all gone when i sudden flood strike our hometown, my mother wasn't able to save the old pictures, so very sad, not all i can do it cherish the things in my memory.
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@Micmac (6847)
29 Apr 13
Today I am missing a friend of mine who passed away when I remembered his smiling face which made me sad and later in the afternoon, looking at an address of my dear aunt who also passed away, I felt so down. Miss my aunt more than anything. When you are alone to chase the blue away, it'll be comforting to write your feelings in a journal or ask your siblings to contact you by emails to keep in touch. I often listen to music, play a computer game or watch a comedy movie to chase away the blues.
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@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
29 Apr 13
I feel for you and your loss. I don't know what its like to lose parents as of yet. I'm sure it feels lonely and sad. What I do when I feel this way though is keep myself busy doing things I love to do. Such as, mylot - that will take your mind off things really fast. I also will watch movies - something to make me laugh at. I will read a good book which will take me to another place another time. I also would work in my garden. I also believe if one day you are blue believe that it won't be like that for long. We live in an ever changing world and everyday can be different if we work at it. God Bless and be happy for what you have in your life.
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@Angelpink (4023)
• Philippines
29 Apr 13
Hi there ! It is so lonely to be alone , it kills but we bear it ! We need to find ways to survive and we need to overcome it . Usually if i am so lonely i go out of my room , i watched people in the street walking , rushing and talking and sometimes i go out to malls and stroll for awhile and drink coke eat choco moist cake . I don't let loneliness win over me , i tried my best to beat it !
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• Malaysia
29 Apr 13
Hi, i chase my blues by surfing the internet. Most of the time i will go to motivational sites to have a pick me up feelings. Then if i miss someone whom i dont get to see anymore i will do prayers for them and i will feel better. I will also go to where public are or meet friends or shopping mall and i never want to be alone if i am feeling blue.
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29 Apr 13
To be honest, I am in blue now,coz I don't know how to chose my current job and new job. In your case,I can't imagine it, coz the one I love with her very much and so does she is in good health, she is my mother. I cherish every moment with her.I feel very comfortable and safe with her. I am glad I have a good mother and I love her until the end of the world. Why do you feel lonely? Are you live along? You can talk to your lovers and good friends ,siblings about your blues, it could be better for you. Don't be too sad, there are something still waiting for us to value and love.
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• India
29 Apr 13
Really, the biggest problem will be myself only, whenever I tried to chase them away it came back to me with more & more efforts....cause it's me, I don't want to get away from those blues. I liked them much. but now as I'm no child anymore, so getting the sideeffects of them as they are always behind me... The best options to get away from it is to provide it what it needs, it could be few drops of tears, fast ride in bikes, even somebody prefers hat boozing, getting highs, when blues chase me, I prefers the heights...
@sencis (25)
• Latvia
29 Apr 13
In moments like this, I know it might not be the best thing, but I just look at some photos, try to remember all best moments I had with them; remember what they said to me when I was sad around them, and those things always makes me feel better.For example, when I think about my dad, I always remember how he told to me, when I was sad that those are the small moments in life when you have to stop being cheerful for a second so you can enjoy more the moments after when you smile again - and this thing always makes me feel better.
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@CuteMandy (165)
• China
29 Apr 13
I will write an email full with my feelings and then save it in the drawer.After do that, I will find some good friends to have a tea and chat. Writing is to let the homesick feeling out. Meeting friends is to make a change for current mood. Enjoying new life will be the best way to chase blues away.
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• Marikina, Philippines
29 Apr 13
I would not think about it. I would not let my memories intervene me. I have also felt that way a long time ago. I feel as if I was about to cry but what I did is I control what I thought and avoid all the things that remind me. Then, I would watch something online.
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@kokomo (1868)
• Philippines
30 Apr 13
Yeah, I felt that too, sometimes. I am living with my friend now but I still feel the emptiness every time I remember my family and my boyfriend who are in the province right now. No place like home and no one can replace the love of a family. Miss them so much. I just always call them during my free time.
@alottodo (3062)
• Australia
30 Apr 13
I moved to this country over 30 years ago I still miss my family and my people[I do keep in touch with them] but still I do cry when I hear a song or words that brings memories of my childhood and my parents! sometimes I wish I can go back in time and live it all over again and I cry because I know that is not possible! how do I chase my blues away? I call my friends,I talk to my neighbours,I go for a walk or read a book or I just come to MyLot. But at the end of the day I love and treasure my memories it made me who I Am even if I get the blues!
@joizee (502)
• Philippines
30 Apr 13
If I really, really miss the person, I call. I would make it a point I can take to the person I miss and just say I miss him/her, say goodbye and wishes him/her a good day and hopefully we can see each other soon. Sometimes I write to their Facebook wall and hopes for a reply... Hehehe! Thanks for the discussion! :)