What do you do when you really bad?

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sun3837
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   Posted 3/3/2008 2:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I just wanted to ask everybody how you deal with really bad lows and if you have tips or techinques to make it better.
I was in a closed phychiatric hospital in Germany (where I am originally from) and as part of the therapy plan they taught us some stuff to do when we are feeling bad.

e.g
1. Take a bath with Lavendar or Rosemary essential oil.
2. Do meditation or relaxation e.g Progressive Muskle relaxing after Jacobson
3. Paint
4. Try to go out for walks

is there anything that helps you?

Tips would be appriciated....

Take care all of you.
sun
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sun3837
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   Posted 3/3/2008 2:49 PM (GMT -7)   
p.s
they also said that for some depressed people the mood lifts when they dont seep a night and say up the next day... it sometimes works for me.
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ShynSassy
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   Posted 3/3/2008 3:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Taking a long hot bath helps me.
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   Posted 3/3/2008 4:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I practice all four of the things. I don't know about the not sleeping at night, though I have done that, It is just that after the next day, I crash. I am just so fatigued. I love herbs, meditation, painting and walking.

I must be doing something right.LOL

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TeNNiSd0C09
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   Posted 3/3/2008 4:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I go outside. Nature helps bring me back to earth. Take a warm bath, which honestly made things worse the other night so... I paint. And I draw. I like to clean. I clean when I feel really low. I turn up the music and clean all day long. It may not be healthy, but it gets my mind off things, or it gives me time ot think about things, it can go either way. Walks help... I dont know about the sleeping thing! I dont ever do that relaxing stuff.... I am not much of a relaxer. In fact, I never relax, but thats the story of my life! I hope others can help you out a little more. Take Care

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froggy1011
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   Posted 3/3/2008 6:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I usually find a nice quiet place outdoors and sit maybe with a nice glass of iced tea or some sort. The fresh air really does me good, but then again, at times, it give me time to think about what I messed up in life, so it works SOMETIMES for me. :)
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sun3837
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   Posted 3/4/2008 2:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everybody for sharing. I ll try the painting did it in the hospital as well just didnt feel like it the past few months.
HAve a wonderful and hopefully happy day.
sun
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   Posted 3/5/2008 5:04 PM (GMT -7)   

I live in the snow belt so if the sun is shining in my bedroom window, I will lay on my bed and let the sun do the healing.  I just relax and let go of all the sad thoughts and just rest.

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy....................

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Dee75
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   Posted 3/5/2008 9:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm happiest when I'm creating. I know it's hard to do when your down, but if I can do one little thing it helps. Happy days, Dee

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mogli
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   Posted 4/13/2008 8:15 AM (GMT -7)   

What a great post.  I've had an episode of depression the last few weeks.  But I am a huge believer in definitely doing something when we get so low.  It's hard b/c the depression gets a hold of us and even thinking of "doing" anything is too much.  But even trying some of these things, although it may not lift the depression completely right away, I find that it will bring relief, even if only for awhile.

I like to clean too; that really helps get my mind off of it all.  I'm not creative, but I know that works for a lot of people.  I do try to get outside with the dog.  I call distress or crisis--just to hear a voice that understands, and to talk about what I'm going through.  That is almost always helpful for me.  Posting on HW really helps me too.  Having a bath is good; the essential oils really help.  Sunshine is very good. 

Comfort from loved ones helps; but a lot of the time that is hard to come by....


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   Posted 4/13/2008 8:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Mogs,

Just remember that we are always here for you in your time of need. And no matter what we will always try to help you the best that we can.

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

hugs, Karen
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mogli
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   Posted 4/13/2008 1:57 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks Karen,

Just trying to do all these things we're mentioning here on this topic.  This weekend, I've been focusing on relaxing, and that does feel good.  Relaxing is something I'm not normally good at either, but I'm really worn out after this past week, so it seems to be working for me :-)

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   Posted 4/13/2008 4:11 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Mogs,

I actually kicked back and watched a movie.  I was totally lost in it.  It was entertaining.  Sometimes that is a hard thing to do when you think or worry too much and it feels good just to let everything go and relax.  So I guess we both succeeded at relaxing this weekend.

Hugs,Karen


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ShynSassy
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   Posted 4/14/2008 5:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Bump
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Please remember,I am not a professional..I am just a person who is also fighting depression.

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