What lifts your spirits when life gets you down?

Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
Do you have anything that typically works for you? Do you try and forget about what bothered you, or do you try and work through it somehow? For whatever reason life gets you down, what will lift your spirits?

Personally, I find sleep to be therapeutic more often than not. I naturally have a sunny disposition and sleeping tends to reboot my psyche. I also find escapist reading to help, though sometimes, I just like to wallow in my mood, but always away from others.
07/29/2013
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charmedtomeetyou charmedtomeetyou
I like distractions, like movies, books or sex. After some time not thinking about what the problem is, I can view it with fresh eyes and a better attitude.
07/29/2013
RonLee RonLee
Driving my convertible with the top down at night.
07/29/2013
js250 js250
--Riding my dirtbike to my fullest ability.
--Rodding the hell out of my truck.
--Walking in the mountains.
--My daughter and granddaughter.
07/29/2013
LoveBug721 LoveBug721
My Mom
07/30/2013
Eugler Eugler
I remember attending a seminar and in the end everyone had a piece of paper on his back and every other wrote a sentence on it. It was one thing he/she especially liked about that person.
Reading this sheet of paper gives very good mood.
07/31/2013
Ansley Ansley
Anyone familiar with the Ellen show? I absolutely adore this woman and it was my husband who turned me onto her talk show. She's always, always upbeat even when she's down and she does such amazing things for people who've worked hard all their lives and never managed to get ahead. The things she does for educators and their schools...I haven't watched an episode yet where her kindness didn't bring a tear to my eye (a few even made me bawl). She's just an amazing person and it's incredibly uplifting to know there is someone like her in this world -- someone of her status who is like her in this world. She truly understands adversity and discrimination on levels a lot of us will never experience (thankfully). So yeah, in case you can't tell I really admire her and she can always turn a smile upside down.

In reality, as far as someone involved in my life, it's my husband. He always makes me laugh and knows the right things to say to make me stop worrying over something that seems to be going wrong. He's a pretty fantastic guy, I think I'll keep him.
07/31/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by Ansley
Anyone familiar with the Ellen show? I absolutely adore this woman and it was my husband who turned me onto her talk show. She's always, always upbeat even when she's down and she does such amazing things for people who've worked hard all ... More
I'm glad someone else here likes her! I remember seeing her first appearance as a comedienne on the Tonight show in the 80's and writing down her name because she was so funny. I have followed her career ever since and think they finally realized it's during her interactions with people that she really shines. She's such a quick wit, but never mean which I find rare, especially when people like that are surrounded by Hollywood types.

Anyway, I can't believe I forgot to mention what always improves my mood, my cats, but also pets or animals in general. Watching their antics always lightens my mood. They make me laugh every single day at some point!
07/31/2013
lana'sart lana'sart
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Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
Do you have anything that typically works for you? Do you try and forget about what bothered you, or do you try and work through it somehow? For whatever reason life gets you down, what will lift your spirits?

Personally, I find sleep to be ... More
go swimming
07/31/2013
lana'sart lana'sart
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Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
I'm glad someone else here likes her! I remember seeing her first appearance as a comedienne on the Tonight show in the 80's and writing down her name because she was so funny. I have followed her career ever since and think they finally ... More
Pets are always a good way to stay happy
07/31/2013
CAKES CAKES
Eating something sweet and rich, like doughnuts!
07/31/2013
mfmtrios mfmtrios
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Originally posted by CAKES
Eating something sweet and rich, like doughnuts!
Actually exercise is a great mood enhancer. It will produce more enorphines, help with mental and emotional stress, and also help u sleep better.
08/01/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by mfmtrios
Actually exercise is a great mood enhancer. It will produce more enorphines, help with mental and emotional stress, and also help u sleep better.
Actually exercise does not improve my mood when I'm down, despite the science behind it. Maybe that's because I am not consistent enough to get the regular benefits of it? But, you are right, it's probably the best mood elevator around!
08/01/2013
ichigostrawberry ichigostrawberry
Eating something sweet and watching a feel-good movie.
08/01/2013
mfmtrios mfmtrios
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Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
Actually exercise does not improve my mood when I'm down, despite the science behind it. Maybe that's because I am not consistent enough to get the regular benefits of it? But, you are right, it's probably the best mood elevator around!
Maybe try altering your exercise program. I believe getting enough oxygen to your brain and heart, body endorphin amounts in response to the demand you put on your body. Keep trying, its much better than adding unwanted pounds. Just my h.o!.
08/01/2013
TransMarc TransMarc
Music (musicals, religious music, funk, rock) and TV (Ellen Degeneres, The Addams Family, movies,...)
08/01/2013
Chelynn67 Chelynn67
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Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
Do you have anything that typically works for you? Do you try and forget about what bothered you, or do you try and work through it somehow? For whatever reason life gets you down, what will lift your spirits?

Personally, I find sleep to be ... More
Someone being nice and love to see a smile
08/01/2013
wicked48 wicked48
Exercise works for me.
08/01/2013
babyrock babyrock
sometimes I just lose myself in an uplifting good movie.
08/27/2013
peppermintgal peppermintgal
I like to listen to music or talk to a friend about what has gotten me down.
08/28/2013
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