What to do when life is tough on you?

  • Nayro

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    Feb 09, 2010 8:04 PM GMT
    How do you cheer urself up when not everything goes like you planned it?
    Cause I'm in a such a period and it sucks! icon_sad.gif what to do?
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    Feb 09, 2010 8:11 PM GMT
    If I'm angry at someone or something I watch a bloody gore filled movie

    If I'm weepy and sad like my life has no meaning, I sleep it out
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    Feb 09, 2010 8:15 PM GMT
    Volunteer at a soup kitchen... it's great for perspective...
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    Feb 09, 2010 8:26 PM GMT
    smile and laugh!
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 09, 2010 8:28 PM GMT
    Really important to gain perspective.. to back up and look at the big picture.

    If you don't like the big picture either, perhaps its time to buck up and change it. We all have times.. days.. weeks that are rough, its a part of life.
    But for me, putting it all in perspective based on what I've received from my parents and life in general seems to ease the temporary discomfort.
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    Feb 09, 2010 8:34 PM GMT
    Life goes on with or without you. It's up to you to change what ever is going on. Sometimes we have to do thing we don't like, but as long as it's honest and you're not hurting anyone, fuck it and do it.

    This economy sucks man, but got to keep trying to reach your dreams. Part of becoming a man I guess.

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    Feb 09, 2010 8:35 PM GMT
    I think about the worse things that have happened to me in my 46 years on this planet, which is loosing my parents at a very young age. When things don't go my way in the manner inwhich I think that they should. I think of it it's not meant to happen or that there is a lesson for me to learn. Most importantly it could always be worse. I have a job, shelter and my health and a little savings. Not much else I need.icon_biggrin.gif The top three are all I need.
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    Feb 09, 2010 8:39 PM GMT
    Niceguy89 saidHow do you cheer urself up when not everything goes like you planned it?
    Cause I'm in a such a period and it sucks! icon_sad.gif what to do?


    I realize that expecting my plans to be fulfilled is setting myself up for disappointment, so instead I just hope icon_smile.gif Which doesn't mean you can't bust your ass to accomplish something you hope for, but still...no one knows what the future holds. Just enjoy the ride... And if you're putting positive energy out into the world, it finds it's way back to you.
  • rnch

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    Feb 09, 2010 8:41 PM GMT
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  • WILDCARD73

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    Feb 09, 2010 8:42 PM GMT
    if u need a change in a situation , you need to make the change yourself

    things dont stay the same, this situation will end

    whats ment for you wont pass you by

    attachments cause disappontments


    now cheering yourself up

    dont think about the bad situation, think about a happy good thought,
    every time the negative feeling comes to mind, stop it and dont allow it to grow
    bit by bit, it will be good postive thoughts

    make your ownself happy
    no one else will


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    Feb 09, 2010 8:49 PM GMT
    Realize people have it worse. It puts everything into perspective for me.
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    Feb 09, 2010 9:03 PM GMT
    spending time in nature.
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    Feb 09, 2010 9:03 PM GMT
    Be glad you don't live in Haite. Point...A lot of people have it worse than you may ever have it. Appreciate the good things you have and set a goal to make the things you are not happy with better. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 09, 2010 9:08 PM GMT
    You're only 20. Life will be good. Be strong in your faith, whatever that may be. Don't let the bastards get you down.Big hugs.
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    Feb 09, 2010 10:09 PM GMT
    i eat a big piece of chocolate cake. each bite is like a warm hug.
  • WILDCARD73

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    Feb 09, 2010 10:17 PM GMT
    money can buy happiness, seriously!!!!
    get a job
    or a second job
    you will not have time to think about anything
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    Feb 09, 2010 10:21 PM GMT
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    Feb 09, 2010 10:25 PM GMT
  • EricLA

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    Feb 09, 2010 10:27 PM GMT
    The more I focus on myself and the issues that are bringing me down, the lower I tend to go. And that can lead to self-criticism, even when there's none to be had. So, you have to change your focus. Get your mind off things, especially where there's nothing you can do to change things.

    I've heard that finding ways of helping people less fortunate than yourself, e.g. volunteering for a soup kitchen, or at a hospital, can help you put your problems into perspective.
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    Feb 09, 2010 10:30 PM GMT
    There are highs and lows in life. Never a happy medium. It would be so boring if there were a happy medium. I survived the Earthquake in Haiti and let me tell you there was nothing I could about it but my desire to Just Keep Living has made me appreciate both the highs and the lows!!
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    Feb 09, 2010 10:36 PM GMT
    Take things one hour at a time... keep putting one foot in front of the other... keep yer trap closed if you think you are going to say something hurtful... do one anonymous thing for someone that helps them (and it doesn't count if that person or anyone else finds out about it).

    Hang in there.
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    Feb 09, 2010 10:49 PM GMT
    Pinny saidRealize people have it worse. It puts everything into perspective for me.


    Preciselyicon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

    Just when you thought your situation is bad, TRUST ME!!! There is at least one other person in your Dorm, in your School, on your street, in your neighborhood, in your city, in your county, in your state in this country, in this World(Haiti), whose problem(s)are just a little worse than yours. So deal with it, learn from it and Move Onicon_biggrin.gifLife goes on and so do we... You feel meicon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 09, 2010 10:49 PM GMT
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  • Leawoody

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    Feb 09, 2010 10:58 PM GMT
    I tend to keep two slogans in my hip pocket:

    1. "Whatever it is, It's not so bad."
    2. "This too shall pass."

    I'm learning to better understand my relationship with Jesus too and the reality that I'm never alone, no matter what my circumstances. He's really OK with the fact that I'm a bit of a mixed up soul sometimes.

    We tend to think of ourselves as a body with a soul, which is really upside down. We are a soul that temporarily inhabits a body. Acknowledging that helps remind me that my value and worth are not tied to my physical circumstances or certainly not other people's perceptions and judgements.

    Some chocolate, some ice cream and doing something fun outside of my routine certainly help too.
  • grnranger99

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    Feb 09, 2010 11:00 PM GMT
    I'll take a big bag of dog/cat food to the local pound and spend a few hours with some of the animals