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Health What do you do when you have to take a mental health day?

Discussion in 'Konoha Country Club' started by Khaleesi, May 26, 2018.

  1. Khaleesi Super Moderator

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    Those days where you can’t look at yourself in the mirror, you’re angry at the world, you’re carrying around dark thoughts, you feel empty, and as though life is meaningless.

    What do you do to feel “better”?
     
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    I usually try to think of people or things that make me happy or i let myself cry till i cried it all out and i usually feel better afterwards.
     
  3. Ashi Ka-Ka!

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    A good way to relieve stress would probs have to be listening to music that you can relate to on some level


    That or, if you're lucky, just find good company to be around for the time being and make small talk.
     
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    Message you.
     
  5. Keishin Well-Known Member

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    What a nice weather to take a walk for couple of hours around nature right now
     
  6. HisokaRollin Sougo, my boy

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    Spend time with my dog, watch stuff with my sister, take a walk, draw and eh... drink.

    Or just go into depression nap. But since i live on a country side, just going out makes me feel better, especially in weather like this.
     
  7. Shrike Let's Baby

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    Ask myself why am I feeling like that and how do I solve my problem. If its something that I can change, I put effort into it. If not, I try to tank it as best as I can.

    If it comes to that I cannot do nothing about it (which is very rare in life tbh, you can usually change stuff starting from yourself), I like to get myself busy with work. Doing anything else feels like running away and not doing anything productive while running.
     
  8. Dr. Negri Well-Known Member

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    Nothing much, I express my feelings to my brother or family. We talk a lot about things like this which helps a lot to process the feelings. So communicate with someone close to you because it gives you some control over the feelings and situation. Control is key to feel better, at least for me.
     
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  9. Polaris Sagittarius Sun/Aquarius Ascendant

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    Write in my diary or buy make-up as a comfort.
     
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    I usually take a nap when it's an available option, but I wouldn't recommend that.
    What I'd like to, but don't do, is talk to friends about it. Maybe don't dwell on the negative for too long, though. Once you get what you're feeling off your chest, try talking about something else so you can get your mind off of it.

    EDIT: Just realized you weren't asking for advice immediately after posting.
    Maybe I'll use my advice sometime though, now that I've thought of it.
     
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    You've perfectly explained my life since August 2017 till now.
    To feel better I play games,watch movies and try to find stupid stuff in the internet.
     
  12. StarlyMermaid Flower that grew from concrete

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    Mental health days are non-existent in the USA. At least in the states I've been to which include the one I was born in.. which is (Texas) and I've been to Virginia and Cali (currently live in Cali). As far as I know mental health days aren't a top priority in the workplaces I've been in. I work part time (also medical student)... They don't care. As far as i Know if i were to die, the workplaces I've had would probably use a Ouija board to ask me if I have someone to fill my spot :hmpf but if I were to take a mental health day I would probably run... idk... this kind of question is hard to answer
     
  13. ~M~ Do it for her

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    Make/get yourself a good meal and tea
     
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    Isn't this just depression?
     
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    I lift and play wow all day. Usually lifting works.
     
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    When you have a mental health life...you can't really single out days.

    You just live with them.


    It does make the nice days totally awesome tho. Like really awesome.
     
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    vidya gaems and also copious amounts of doing absolutely nothing
    they're good for the soul as inaction breeds comfort
     
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    I’m actually the opposite, doing nothing for too long makes my mind become more stable. I blame social media for this, I see people going to nice place, doing cool things and then I look at my life and the fact that I’m doing nothing and it makes me feel shittier
     
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    That’s true, some days are better and worst than others though, I guess that’s what I meant
     
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    When I see those people I think good for them
    or I call them tryhards because when I have a good time with friends I don't need to announce it to anyone

    Also social media is literally people putting on their best front, it's an unrealistic timeline most of the time because it's all self-selected
    You don't see the boring stuff

    It's like watching an anime with and without filler... You'll think the one without is crazy action packed goodness even if both are exactly the same, the only thing that changed? Is the pacing

    They're getting to you

    Don't let them get to you

    You're doing fine
     
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    I just wish my mind worked like that, I’m always comparing myself to people. Whether that’s strangers on social media or people that I went to school with are doing more than I am atm

    There’s so much that I wish I could change about my life and the fact that I can’t really really sucks
     
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    Every time you see something that makes you go "oh, wish that were me/i was there"

    ask yourself "where's the boring shit, the awkward silences, the major social fuck ups"

    and imagine those happening, because they most certainly did
    trust me
    just do it
    do it naow
     
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    I bet you 9 times out of 10 lisa shat her new dress and tommy had to tuck away a boner he got from looking at that 87 year old woman bebopping
     
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    You shouldn't envy others it's unhealthy also wealth and the ability to do things isn't a sign of happiness I'm a textbook example of this.

    Also doing more isn't better, like what they're doing are these things you'd like to do if not then pay no attention to it since you've got no interest in it, you don't want that from life so it shouldn't impact you.

    Also instead of looking at the things you can't change look at the things you can't, the butterfly effect is real and small changes eventually lead to larger ones. Change isn't something that happens instantly nor is large change possible at the click of your fingers
     
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    Lifting weights clears my head, watching anime/reading manga distracts me and keeps me away from real life (as does other online activities, but anime/manga moreso), sometimes binge eating
     
  26. Yin Yin Within Yin God, Shidare Hotaru / Dagashi Kashi

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    @Rai @Nataly @Bontakun
    I draw what makes me happy and share it with my friends here on the forums.
    Ps: I was busy helping my stressed mom at knitting before I could post this fanart hence the eyes are uneven cause I rushed it within 5 minutes & my color pencils are shit. Gomenasai.

    :heart :heart :sachilove :heart :heart

     
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    It’s days like that I’m thankful to have loving parents :gglife

    Other than finding solace in Mom and Dad, I escape into fiction. I like comics and anime. Swords, fights, explosions, magic, etc, are all things I dig so I look for that kind of stuff.
     
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    i hurt myself today
    to see if i still feel
     
  29. Haze Scratch n' Sniff Belly Buttons

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    Usually my husband helps me cope with those days since he’s the one who witnesses it all when it happens. Sometimes I’ll lay in bed with these thoughts and he’s always there to tell me the right things to keep my mind off of it.

    A lot of times it helps when I’m around kids, so I spend a lot of time with my nieces and nephews.

    Shopping helps, not being on social media and not replying to people’s texts and messages helps.
     
  30. Kiseki Release The Kraken

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    Being on forums, writing, photoshop, singing... I dunno. All kinds of things. Preferably creative.

    And if anything else: YouTube or Anime is your best friend.
     
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