What breaks you out of a depressed mood??

Happy Smile - Nothing like a big bright happy smile!!!!
United States
November 23, 2006 3:31pm CST
I know that for me sometimes just getting out of the house and smiling at everyone I see can boost my mood!!! I guess maybe it's just when you get a return smile back - it can make you feel better!!!!
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@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
23 Nov 06
There is only one thing that can get me out of a Depressed mood and that is hearing my Sweethearts Voice on the Phone, no matter how down I am as soon as I hear him I am happy and alive
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• United States
23 Nov 06
Defintely agree with you on that one!!!! Nothing like that special voice to pull you out of a mood!!!! Thanx for responding!!!!
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@feralwoman (2199)
• Australia
23 Nov 06
Hi again, how are you? The thing that gets me out of a depressed mood is going to see my chooks. I sit on the bench in their run and watch them peck and scratch around. I have to young ones now and they are so cute. One of the older chooks has become a mum to them and its amazing to watch her teaching them all the chooky things! Another thing is that I like to watch something funny like "Little Britain" or "The League of Gentlemen". I certainly do feel better after I've had a side-splitting laugh! Hope you have a good day. Take care LOL
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• United States
23 Nov 06
Hey there - I am hanging in since I am home alone with our youngest who's sick as all the rest of the family is off spending Thanksgiving together. I so agree with watching something funny too!!!! Nothing like a great laugh!!!! Hope you are having a Fantastic Thanksgiving!!!!
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• India
23 Nov 06
gud songs, sharing problem with god or thinking of wat could have been more worst.
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• India
23 Nov 06
gud songs, sharing problem with god or thinking of wat could have been more worst.
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23 Nov 06
Good answer, I agree!
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@birthlady (5613)
• United States
26 Nov 06
Helping other people helps me to feel better when I feel depressed, but so does a good cry sometimes! Exercise helps too...
• United States
29 Nov 06
You are so right about helping others - it sure can do wonders for your mood!!!! As well as a good cry or getting outside for some much needed exercise!!!!
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• United States
29 Nov 06
Helping Others - Helping Others
Nothing like taking the hand of someone you know who really needs some support!!!!
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@raj0019 (2623)
• Argentina
27 Jan 07
The problem with depression is that it makes you feel like you have no energy. Even getting out of bed can take a monumental effort, so it may be hard to imagine exercising at all when you're depressed. No matter what your thoughts are telling you, it really is possible to exercise when you're depressed. I take simple steps whenever i feel depressed, it does not happens often though. Trying "Yoga" is the best option, it can help you relax your whole body, including mind. Besides that i visit the place i love to be, that also gives me a big happiness being alone and safe. Nature is something that grabs you in his magic, it can relieve all your stress in a minute.
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• United States
27 Jan 07
Boy you hit that one right - being depressed does suck the energy right out of you!!! And it is extremely hard to get what you need to get done when you feel this way!!! I have heard that Yoga can really be a relaxing way to calm yourself!!! And nature - boy you are right about that one - nothing like taking a nice walk looking at all the beautiful things around you!!!
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@angnima (772)
• Nepal
27 Jan 07
I would go on meeting many people on the way . I would try my best to meet many friends .
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• United States
27 Jan 07
That is a great idea - I only wish I lived in an area where it was really easy to meet lots of friends - but it's been difficult where we live because there aren't many people that I have things in common with. But I do have to say that I sure try as often as possible!!!!
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@hottie0728 (1732)
• United States
27 Jan 07
They are listening to my fave songs, hearing and talking to my loved ones and lastly...shopping!
• United States
27 Jan 07
Oh yes you are so right - listening to some of your favorite tunes or listening and talking to those who love and care for you can really get you back up into the swing of things!! And yes shopping can do wonders - as long as you have the dough to spend!!!!
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@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
26 Jan 07
Putting on some loud music and 30 minutes on the treadmill will usually adjust my attitude. If I go out when I'm in "a mood" as you do, I will most likely find myself getting more irritated than ever. I need to get myself back on track before I can face people and be civil!
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• United States
27 Jan 07
Hey there and now I am all for that - nothing like blasting some tunes while running off that bad energy!!! And you are so right - if the bad mood is out then it's time to find a way to get it out of you before heading back out the door!!!
@azriel (2108)
• Philippines
26 Jan 07
food breaks me out of a depressed mood! whenever im depressed, i eat, eat and eat!
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• United States
26 Jan 07
Well I tend to have to agree with you on that one!!!! Nothing like some really good food to pull you back up!!! And it could be anything from a sweet sundae to a loaded pizza - just keep it coming!!!! Hope you have a Fantastic Friday!!!
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@ru88en (2997)
• Philippines
27 Nov 06
Go shopping...
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• United States
29 Nov 06
Shopping - Shopping
Yes that is definitely a great one - especially to me if you are shopping for others!!!! That really does wonders for me!!! And can pull me right out of that sour mood!!!! Thanx so much for responding!!!!
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@Desdemona (1305)
• Canada
27 Nov 06
I don't really get depressed, but when I am feeling a little down, I will eat Nerds and life seems to be better. Odd.
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• United States
29 Nov 06
Nerds - Nerds - can get u through that bad mood!!!
Well lucky u that u don't get down very often at all!!!! And when you do - reach for that box of Nerds to get u right through that icky feeling!!! Sounds kinda yummy to me!!! lol
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@Xrated (3766)
• Pakistan
24 Nov 06
Whenever I am in stress I listen soft music this make me lighter
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• United States
24 Nov 06
Thanx so much for responding - and I agree with you that soft music can really lighten your mood!!! Have a Great Day!!!
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@wisebush (22)
• United States
23 Nov 06
I think I try to figure out why I am depressed. If there isn't anything immediate I can do to change the situation, I either hang with people I love or do something fun like hiking, going to the movies, dining out.
• United States
23 Nov 06
That is always hard for me - figuring out why. But I really like the idea of hanging out with people that love & care about me as well as understand - and an activity like hiking sounds really enticing!!!! Nothing like a good adventure while relaxing!!! Thanx so much for responding!!!
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23 Nov 06
Tekken Dark Resurrection - Tekken Dark Resurrection
I normally put on a game that relieves stress like fighting games such as Tekken. Pretend your oppenent is whatever's stressing you out and vala!:D If I don't want to do that then alone time with my favourite tunes never fails:D
• United States
23 Nov 06
Oh cool - I never thought of that - and since my boys have games - I will have to give that a try!!! Thanx so much for responding!!!!
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@macubx (11419)
• Philippines
23 Nov 06
ice cream..
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• United States
23 Nov 06
Oh that's a great one too - but not too much!!!! Nothing like some sweets!!! Thanx for responding!!!
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@limcyjain (3519)
• India
23 Nov 06
for me some words of love by my husband are enough to change my mood from the worst to a jolly one.
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• United States
23 Nov 06
You are so right - anything special by your hubby can help - Hope you are having a Great Thanksgiving and Thanx so much for responding!!!!
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• Romania
23 Nov 06
Nature allways makes my world go round. Listening to the music has the same effect. Take care!
• United States
23 Nov 06
Nature - now that's a great idea - very serene atmosphere!!! Hope your day is going well!!! Thanx for responding!!!!
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@msmetzer (13)
• United States
27 Nov 06
My daughter always brings me out of a depressed mood. She is almost 22 months old and loves to make people laugh. It seems like whenever I am depressed she will always do something to put a smile on my face. The innocense of children is the greatest thing.
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• United States
29 Nov 06
I so agree with you that the innocence of children is awesome!!!! And yes their laughter can pull u right out of that down mood!!!! Happy for u that your lil one can boost your mood - the kids can do wonders for us every day!!!! They are a true blessing!!!!! Thanx so much for responding and have a Wonderful Wednesday!!!!
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• United States
29 Nov 06
Kids do wonders - Kids really do wonders for our souls!!!
Kids can put that big happy smile on your face at the right time!!!!
@disvachic (10120)
• United States
24 Nov 06
I will go out the house and go for a ride go to the store,visit a friend or family.Sometimes talking on the phone to my close friends will help or i will just listen to my favorite songs.
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• United States
24 Nov 06
Great Idea - always get out of the house whether to go for a ride or visit someone. Also music - definitely lifts the spirits!!! And always talking on the phone with close friends can really help pull you back up!!!! Thanx so much for responding!!!!
@disvachic (10120)
• United States
24 Nov 06
you are so welcome!
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