Stay happy all day long!?

  1. What makes you forget about a horrible day? Do you think about a certain thing or a person to ignore all the bed things happening around you? :lol_hitti
    Give us some ideas how to stay away from the bad mood.
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  2. 15 Comments

  3. by   dianah
    I think I try to focus on the positive, rather than only the negative/mistakes that happen. Yes, learn from mistakes, but kick yourself only a few times, hash the situation over with a trusted friend (or someone reliable who would understand, and who knows and loves you) and then let it go.

    Was the day ALL horrible??? Sometimes I say REALLY off-the-wall things, just to turn the mood in the room (or in my mind ). I love the phrase, "We specialize in the absurd;" it always brings a smile to my face.

    And, things always seem better the next day, after a good sleep. At least, my perspective seems improved. Thank goodness for every new day!
  4. by   weetziebat
    I try to read, get myself involved in a really good book. Or I'll listen to music - mostly either real bluesy stuff or more off-the-wall jug band blues. If the weather is nice I enjoy going for long walks to nowhere. If I wind up in a cemetery, so much the better. Can get really involved reading the headstones. Or go for a long drive. Take the dogs out for some exercise.
    Depending on how bad the day was, and on my particular mood, sometimes I fall back on all time favorites of mine - I got shopping (try Wal*Mart to lessen the damage to the wallet), or I just curl up in bed and sleep.
  5. by   Roy Fokker
    I put on good music, have a glass or two (whiskey or rum. Heck sometimes even beer'll do) while playing shooting games against human opponents on the computer.

    But yeah, it's mostly music.

    Sometimes I go for a long drive to clear my head - although many have told me that this isn't a safe thing to do. But with gas prices the way they are, that's cut down a lot.

    Before I sold my punching bag, I used to use that a lot. Work up a good sweat.
  6. by   abundantjoy07
    Exercise.
    Music.
    Sleep.
    Repeat!
  7. by   pickledpepperRN
    Quote from weetziebat
    I try to read, get myself involved in a really good book. Or I'll listen to music - mostly either real bluesy stuff or more off-the-wall jug band blues. If the weather is nice I enjoy going for long walks to nowhere. If I wind up in a cemetery, so much the better. Can get really involved reading the headstones. Or go for a long drive. Take the dogs out for some exercise.
    Depending on how bad the day was, and on my particular mood, sometimes I fall back on all time favorites of mine - I got shopping (try Wal*Mart to lessen the damage to the wallet), or I just curl up in bed and sleep.
    Weetzie You like jug band? It sounds so sweet!
    I have a kazoo in my glove compartment.
    just doing the intro to KC Moan or Stealin' lifts my mood right away.
    Jug band music certainly is a treat to me!

    http://www.cr.nps.gov/delta/blues/pe...emphis_jug.htm
  8. by   grimmy
    [font="book antiqua"]1) i walk my dog fast
    2) i flick on the fireplace (gotta love a gas fireplace) and snuggle up to a funny movie
    3) vent to my best friend on the phone (free airtime after 7)
    4) write about it in my computer diary
    5) go to bed early
    6) take a mental health day and go shopping :icon_chee
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I do a lot of the above. Failing that, sometimes I just let the mood "happen" and get it over with. Cant' be happy all the time---sometimes, just got to let it all out.
  10. by   NurseLatteDNP
    After a bad day, I just like to make some hot chocolate and watch a really good movie. It makes a new person out of me. And of course I turn off the phone.
  11. by   luvltc
    One of my favorite things to do is look at family pictures. I still have my album from vacation in August sitting out in my family room and I look at it just about every other day, all 200 pictures.

    Curling up on the couch under my snuggly blanket with my cats also helps.

    Also, getting engrossed in a good gory murder book lifts the spirits. Makes me appreciate my life more.

    And if all else fails, a good cry does wonders. Of course, that drives my husband batty.
  12. by   Tweety
    Deep breath and sing and use music.
  13. by   mercyteapot
    Two words. Chunky Monkey.
  14. by   NurseLatteDNP
    Quote from mercyteapot
    Two words. Chunky Monkey.
    I LOVE Chunky Monkey. That solves every one of my problems. :wink2:

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