Melancholy

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    Feb 26, 2008 5:07 PM GMT
    I have the oddest feeling of sadness today. There's no cause or basis, but I can't seem to shake it off. Does anyone else ever feel ridiculously sad for no good reason?
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    Feb 26, 2008 5:18 PM GMT
    yup, right there with ya.

    Its something in the water.


    But i have the reasons why i'm in this mood.
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    Feb 26, 2008 5:25 PM GMT
    sometimes if i stay in all day i can get down. go outside! the sun gives you vitamin D which helps make you happy!! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 26, 2008 5:26 PM GMT
    You're probably going through andropause. You'd better get your testosterone level checkedicon_lol.gif
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    Feb 26, 2008 5:30 PM GMT
    Whenever I need a quick pick me up... I read through the forums that RBY71 posts to... He's a comic genius..icon_wink.gif

    Hope you feel better colmdublin.
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    Feb 26, 2008 5:31 PM GMT
    Seasonal Affective Disorder? (aptly named "SAD")

    Routine Morning Grumpiness? (RMG)

    Have a bowl of chunky monkey.
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    Feb 26, 2008 5:33 PM GMT
    Until i here my guys voice on the mobile i felt the same today although its a bright sunny day 72 deg and i was at the beach having a cool beer earlier!
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    Feb 26, 2008 5:37 PM GMT
    oh yea, and listen to some ABBA!!
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    Feb 26, 2008 5:39 PM GMT
    Yes, I think that happens to a lot of people, although most don't talk about it. SAD is a problem for me, especially since I live in a country that does not get a lot of sunlight from November thru March.
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    Feb 26, 2008 5:43 PM GMT
    Feeling melancholy for no particular reason is probably as abnormal as feeling happy or content for no particular reason. So, you are probably alright.

    Listen to some Nick Drake. Read some Yeats. Have a big old catharsis. Feel better tomorrow. ^_^
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    Feb 26, 2008 5:44 PM GMT
    Maybe it has something to do with, having a turkey for eurovision icon_confused.gif
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    Feb 26, 2008 5:44 PM GMT
    I agree with the others who said music. Helps me every time!
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    Feb 26, 2008 5:45 PM GMT
    Are you more melancholy than the guy above you?
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    Feb 26, 2008 5:46 PM GMT
    Yes, Colm, that can happen to me as well. I say just go with it - which means not to wallow or be dramatic about it but also not to try to resist it or turn it into something else. Sometimes we feel melancholy, that's not necessarily a bad thing - just one of life's many spectrums. Take a walk, enjoy that Irish fog, let your spirits be damp and eat some potatoes.
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    Feb 26, 2008 6:29 PM GMT
    Yea, it happens to me.. you're not alone. Try what the others said.. music. Make sure it's upbeat, nothing depressing or sad.. will just make it worse.
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    Feb 26, 2008 6:49 PM GMT
    I just read this by the author of "Against Happiness" in the LA Times today. Its title is "The miracle of melancholia":

    http://tinyurl.com/2srv4b
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    Feb 26, 2008 6:54 PM GMT
    obscenewish saidI just read this by the author of "Against Happiness" in the LA Times today. Its title is "The miracle of melancholia":

    http://tinyurl.com/2srv4b


    This was very inciteful OW. I agree with writer, we need to embrace all facets of the emotion spectrum in order to be whole.
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    Feb 26, 2008 6:56 PM GMT
    It happens to me sometimes, and I usually watch one of those cheer me up movies such as Love Actually, The Holiday, Pretty Woman, etc. Ok, I admit, I love chick flicks. LOL.
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    Feb 26, 2008 7:34 PM GMT
    Go for a run/walk in the sunshine, take a rest at your favorite "spot" treat yourself to your favorite snack and listen to your favorite jam!! ALWAYS helps me!!
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    Feb 26, 2008 7:50 PM GMT
    RBY71 saidYou're probably going through andropause. You'd better get your testosterone level checkedicon_lol.gif


    I love you.
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    Feb 26, 2008 7:57 PM GMT
    NNJfitandbi saidWait guys, we already pulled that parody earlier, if I recall. I hope it brought Colm out of it's funk.

    I know, I got yelled at for drugging babies, remember? It didn't go over well.
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    Feb 26, 2008 8:06 PM GMT
    I used to feel like I was depressed all the time when I was actually suffering from low energy and fatigue. Do things that give you energy: workout, energy drinks, or just take a power nap.

    Another easy thing to do if it is dark or dim where you are at .. turn on lots of bright lights. Halogen ones are the best as they are more full spectrum. Incandescent is OK.

    Look at something beautiful .. pictures of the outdoors, animals, hot guys on real jock! whatever brings a smile to your face.

    If you have a unresolved problem, that you are hiding from yourself, stop hiding it and deal with it.
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    Feb 26, 2008 8:09 PM GMT
    Yeah, I get the way sometimes. I usually curl up with a book, favorite movie, comfort(but healthy) food, a drink and relax, or go my favorite places like a park, river walk, woods or somewhere far from town. It helps to ease my unexplained feelings and lossen up a bit.
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    Feb 26, 2008 8:19 PM GMT
    Oh I almost forgot the other side of doing things for yourself to feel better. Do really nice things for others - be creative. Sometimes it is easier to partake of someone else's happiness than your own.
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    Feb 26, 2008 8:26 PM GMT
    Yeah...i get that once in a while...it helps to surround yourself with some of the more goofier people in your life...sometimes jsut having a bit fo time to yourself help as well. With me it happens when i've been going through the same routine for a long time...what helps me out is a change of scenery/environment so...if i've been hanging out wiht friends and have been busy for a while, i take some time to myself wiht a good book. And i do the opposite if i've been somehwat of a recluse or have been working myself too much...then i let loose. It helps having a diverse circle of friends that understand and who can be called upon when needed.