Feeling kind of down about myself lately.

United States
October 26, 2010 10:38am CST
I don't know if it's because my period is coming and I always get like this around that time or if it's actual depression. I am just sick of everything. I hate my hair, it's so thick and there's too much of it so it never looks nice and smooth like other people's hair. I do have a flat iron but i didn't get the hair doing gene so I can't do crap with my hair. Then there's the fact that I feel fat, which is probably just in my head. I work with a bunch of younger girls and most of them are stick thin. I have nothing to wear. Ever since I got pregnant with my first child I hate to go shopping it just makes me sick because i feel that nothing looks good on me and we really can't afford to get me any clothes right now. I don't know I am just ranting I guess....
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@pogi253 (1586)
• Philippines
28 Oct 10
Our mood can be quite temperamental and it seems like we have little control over how we feel. The fact is that we can control the way we feel, we can improve our mood by doing positive things that make us happy, and worsen our mood by focusing on things that are negative and frustrate us without end. People have said that laughter is the best medicine. So when you're feeling down what better reason than to watch your favourite comedy or a new one that you haven't seen before to get a good dose of laughter. Even better if you invite your friend or partner to watch the comedy with you and you can laugh together.
• Philippines
27 Oct 10
Hello there, just respond slowly to the things bothering you, i mean one by one. For example, about your body. Go for food that does not add fat-- fresh fruits and veggies. Yes, hair being coarse has genetic contribution but you can alter the hairstyle that looks best for you.
@pastigger (612)
• United States
26 Oct 10
I feel your pain with your hair I get my cut it even has a style but I can't do anything with it. I also have thick hair so I get it thinned but now it is also going gray, wonderful I am 31 and I have a noticeable amount of gray hair. I have dyed it but it takes a long time and I never have the time and I can't afford to have someone do it. So right now since I am doing daycare so I can stay home with my daughter I just have let it go the most I do is a pony tail to keep it out of my face. I have always been heavy but now it is just different since having my daughter I have things that pouch out that never did before. I wish I could get motivated to exercise or at least stop eating the Halloween candy. I have always had a hard time finding clothes as I am much bigger than a woman should be I guess my shoulder are too broad my chest is way to large (thanks mom) and like I said I am too heavy. So I feel you pain and I can relate. But I try to stay positive by remembering that now I am a mom and I love my little girl so much, even when she is whining at me non stop. All in all life if pretty good. Find something fun to do that won't cost anything. I like to take my daughter for a walk or to the park sometimes just getting some quiet time by yourself will work too. I wish you some luck in finding something happy soon.
• Canada
26 Oct 10
Well, you're certainly in a cycle of negative thoughts. It's hard to break that cycle, but it can be done. For me, accomplishing something helps. Like doing the dishes or the laundry. I can be proud of myself for getting chores done, and it usually stops me from thinking all those bad things about myself. I would take your hair in a second. I'm losing mine due to a hormonal disorder. My hairline is receding beyond my ability to hide it, and I'm only 23!
@TonyPluto (171)
• United States
26 Oct 10
When I get sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead. True story.