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Triptoe
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Location: Europe
Member Since: 2nd Jun 2006
Total posts: 71
Posted:Hey fellows!
Do you also have those days where you get really depressed and you don't know what to do about it? Just sitting around like in a black hole beeing depressed? -i wonder if there are any hints what i could do against it. does anyone has some good ideas?


-I love goats and cheesecake-

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TinklePants
TinklePants

Clique Infiltrator, Cunning Linguist and Master Debator
Location: Edinburgh burgh burrrrrr
Member Since: 3rd Jul 2005
Total posts: 4217
Posted:um search a topic before posting wink

poi helps my depression. that and some meditation.


Always use "so's your face" and "only on Tuesdays" in as many conversations possible

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burningham
burningham

Second wave. DIVE!

Member Since: 2nd Aug 2006
Total posts: 132
Posted:When I get depressed I just focus on the fact that it won't last forever and ride it out.

If you can, eat well & sleep at the proper times for you. I find that for me tiredness and depression are intrinsically linked.

Not meaning to pry, but are you worried about stuff, got a lot on your mind, feel like you can't deal with it. Or are you just plain, no reason for it, down?


Hello?

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sketch
sketch

Empirically random...
Location: Lincoln
Member Since: 16th May 2006
Total posts: 431
Posted:Its simple with me.
spin poi, try something new, your mind is too busy to think like that.


"This dark place planet Earth, orbits one star,
Come from afar, far away state of mind,
open up your third eye, black helicopters in the sky"

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Loewan
Loewan

and behold!
Location: Liverpool
Member Since: 11th Aug 2005
Total posts: 464
Posted:Its all about changing you brain chemistry through various means. I am getting on abit and prefer to use a more natural approach to thing. Exercise and various foods are good for preps.

Why let your body be a temple? When it can be a theme park?

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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:"When I get depressed I just focus on the fact that it won't last forever and ride it out."



ditto



I found it really helps to stop feeling censored, when yopu think along the lines of "well, I can either stay like this, feeling sorry for myself and censored, or I can think "life goes on" and start making myself feel better.



shrug



However, there are always those times when it feels like it really is the worst thing in the world and you need some help. Thats when you need your friends to help make you feel better ubbrollsmile


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jo_rhymes
jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops
Member Since: 10th Apr 2005
Total posts: 4525
Posted:Sometimes when you're in a real low and you KNOW you will probably feel better tomorrow but RIGHT NOW you feel like crap, it's best to look after yourself. When there's nothing you can do to cheer up, just make a big pot of tea, get some tasty treats, put on a couple of really funny films or funny sit coms (i enjoy watching black books) and just try and distract yourself. hug
alternatively feel free to email me and i can tell you some classic jokes and give you some joey bear cyber hugs hug biggrin


Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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shoshanah
shoshanah

enthusiast
Location: london
Member Since: 3rd Nov 2005
Total posts: 232
Posted:put on some high energy music and go mad with your poi music is always good for changing your mood and exercise lifts you up as well and if it gets worse phone a friend

life is what you make it and what you want it to be

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alien_oddity
alien_oddity

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: in the trees
Member Since: 31st Dec 2004
Total posts: 7193
Posted:BANANA'S are the way forward (NO tinkle not like that)

banana's can help with ceritonin levles on the brain...........also good quality chocolate is good but not too much ubblol


and like sho says, some hi energy, uplifting music...............listening to radiohead is NOT the best idea tongue
try these downloads hug

http://metakinetics.com/mixes.html


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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:I take (took) 10 months off work, then changed job then change girlfriend and start a whole new life. drastic but never been happier and not depressed any more biggrin

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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alien_oddity
alien_oddity

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: in the trees
Member Since: 31st Dec 2004
Total posts: 7193
Posted:sometimes it takes drastic measures like that to find happyness, i feel trapped in the middle sometimes, socioty and the "rat race" on one side and freedom and peace on another, i see corruption and greed on one hand and see the freedom to choose how to exist on another.

i sound like a freak ubblol


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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:don't worry rave.. you look like one too ubblol



hug


A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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Little T
newbie
Location: Rockhampton
Member Since: 28th Jun 2006
Total posts: 27
Posted:i find that my twirling is like a mental/physical/visual and spiritual stress relief. i try to imagine that all my stress and anger and hurt is travelling down my arms, into my chains, into my wicks and i visualise my emotions burning up in the flames and just floating away with the smoke. weavesmiley

try and see if it helps confused


i like bubbles pretty bubbles i like bubbles in the air

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awaken
awaken

The Evil Pixie (apparently)
Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 11th Jul 2006
Total posts: 716
Posted:Try going for a walk or jog or some kind of exercise .. It releases endorphins which will help make you feel better. I like jogging.... you can think about whats getting you down while you're doing it, but the physical exertion takes the edge of the mental exertion. Or you can try not to think and just take in the scenery to give your head a break.

rock hopping, hop-scotching, pippy pocky stocking - Sureau - wink thanks Jen! biggrin

Ry: I can't hear you. I'm listening to The Spice Girls.

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Triptoe
member
Location: Europe
Member Since: 2nd Jun 2006
Total posts: 71
Posted:Wow, i never thought that i get so many good hints!! Thx a lot fellows!! hug Now i know what i can do when i get depressed again!! wink biggrin

-I love goats and cheesecake-

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vinal
newbie
Location: Bicester, Oxford
Member Since: 21st Jul 2006
Total posts: 6
Posted:it affects everyone differntly you must remember that firstly, I've had my fair share of ups and downs I always write, I find it so good for me, just like a page a day, if I cry whilst doing it I cry, if I laugh I laugh but it helps me. the other thing I do is look at my brother and think why should I feel sorry for myself he's had cancer a brain tumor that affected his growth then our parents split and then his dad past away! but what I'm trying to say is that [censored] happens and thats life and you have to pick yourself up wash yourself down and get on with it, after all theres worse things that can happen.

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wonderloey
wonderloey

enthusiast
Location: Melbourne - home of pirates
Member Since: 21st Feb 2006
Total posts: 255
Posted:I guess when I'm depressed I have to figure out why... And if there's no real reason accept its just my brain needs to rebalance a bit... and ride it out.

But I find two strategies help.. Firstly, dealing with the depression.. Allow yourself to feel it, but try to discover positive ways of experiencing that. Listening to music, writing, sitting by myself and sorting my brain out.. Letting myself do all that busy thinking.. Grieve for what is lost - don't fight it.

And find ways of kickstarting my life. Walking, Poiing, meditation, studying spirituality, detoxing your diet. I find if I make my body behave in a healthy manner, with lots of love and support my mind begins to follow.


"You've gone from Loey the Wonder Lesbian to everyone wondering if you are a lesbian." - Shadowman

Yesterday is yesterday. If we try to recapture it, we will only lose tomorrow.

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puzzledust
puzzledust

newbie
Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 17th Aug 2005
Total posts: 35
Posted:This is my favourite thread on HOP. When I was down a while back I read it and felt instantly better. Yay you all hug hug ubblove!

Puzzle Dust Circus<br />

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borganique
borganique

member
Location: Cornwall
Member Since: 6th Jan 2006
Total posts: 154
Posted:play with one toy - if it pisses you off, play with another -if that pisses you off play with another - and so and so on, and have a rollie every now and again.
if tricks get frustrating, go right down to basics, i.e. 3 ball cascade or weave or one beats and get them absolutely perfect... as they are easy, you can settle into a good rhythm, and i find you start to feel happy due to the perfection of your movement, and you get a trick nice and solid.
also, closed eyes and do the above, i find this really calming, as is stretching/yoga.
if this all fails, you just have to ride it out...


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Incandescent_Chaos
Incandescent_Chaos

newbie
Location: Orpington, Kent, England
Member Since: 13th Oct 2006
Total posts: 7
Posted:As well as doing the spinning, exercise, writing and detoxing that other people have suggested I also do a lot of art, namely painting... sometimes it can really help to angrily slap paint at a canvas and know that even if the painting is awful at least you've got your feelings out of your head and onto canvas instead!
grouphug


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