101 ways to cheer yourself up

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101 ways to cheer yourself up

Post: #71337 red
Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:14 pm

been fighting the blues lately.. and find that the following always make me feel positive:

1. sunshine
2. being outside
3. exercise
4.harvesting own fruit/veg
5 something special to look forward to
6 carbohydrates... usually in cake form...
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Post: #71341 the.fee.fairy
Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:35 am

7. Using a soap that you made yourself and feeling really proud of yourself!
8. Coming in to see the dog after a day at work - he gets so excited to see you that its impossible to still be down in the dumps!

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Post: #71343 Stonehead
Tue Sep 18, 2007 5:59 am

9. Muck out the pigs - with them present...
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Post: #71358 Millymollymandy
Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:54 am

10. Playing with my ducks
11. Eating chcolate (though usually accompanied by feelings of guilt afterwards!)

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Post: #71364 mrsflibble
Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:40 am

12. spending a warm afternoon lying under some trees in the shade.
13. getting a cuddle and a kiss from my mini-forager.
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: #71371 Thomzo
Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:19 pm

Ah Red, sorry to hear you've been a bit down. You're not the only one so take comfort that others are there with you. Here are my suggestions:

14. Lighting a fire on a cold winter evening and reading a book with the cat on my lap.

15. Going out dancing.

16. Ringing a friend.

17. Logging on to Ssish :cheers:

18. Doing a job that I've been putting off, like filing. It always makes me feel good when I've achieved something. If I'm feeling down then I do the washing up and clean the kitchen. I love my kitchen when it's all clean and tidy and it makes me feel loads better.

19. Walking to a distant shop to buy chocolate. That takes all the guilt out of it and the exercise is a great pick-me-up. Also the chances are I'll bump into someone I know on the way and stop for a chat.

20. Watching my chooks.

Well, no excuses to be miserable now.

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Post: #71376 red
Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:59 pm

21 the unconditional love of my cat (although he would deny it and say I am his servant...)

22 when my son suddenly 'gets something' when I am teaching him

23 seeing the sea (though only from the land)

24 cooking (not making something to eat, but creating)

25 preserving.

26 Fountains of Wayne (a band)
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Post: #71422 Wombat
Wed Sep 19, 2007 3:44 am

Know where your coming from Red!

27. Fresh solar baked bread

28. Seeds sprouting

29. Fruits fruiting

30. Home made lemon cordial

31. Mrs Wombat :cheers:

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Post: #71425 Milims
Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:22 am

32 Reading Wombats posts :lol:

33 Mad dancing round the kitchen with the radio playing full blast, other halfs. kids and cats

34 Goodies through the post

35 Waking up early in the morning and realising that theres still time for a snuggle and a chat before the alarm

36 Foraging as a family

37 Putting your forrages to good use

38 The taste of still warm jam on still warm bread!! :thumbright:

I could go on for ages 'cos almost everything cheers me up - apart from the Council tax bill!!
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It won't make us rich
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Post: #71450 Wombat
Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:18 am

Milims wrote:32 Reading Wombats posts :lol:


:oops: Thankee.....your most kind.

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Post: #71490 mrsflibble
Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:31 pm

Milims wrote:I could go on for ages 'cos almost everything cheers me up - apart from the Council tax bill!!


don't get me started on flipping council tax.
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: #71499 Milims
Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:40 pm

Tell me about it!! lol Chris has been awarded DLA and a carers allowance and we have had a grand total of £10 knocked of the bill - despite only 1 income - Gggggrrrrr!!!
Quick - something to cheer me up - oh I know -
39 Leaping out of the car on the way home to cut willow withies and then Chris making me a beautiful fresh willow basket!
Let us be lovely
And let us be kind
Let us be silly and free
It won't make us famous
It won't make us rich
But damn it how happy we'll be!
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Post: #71537 Jandra
Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:40 am

40. A cup of tea (I'm not even British!)

41. Singing (also to keep myself awake while driving, works like a treat)

Already mentioned: DH's presence, cat(s) in lap, reading a book, music. And I KNOW that excersise, cleaning up, gardening etc. would help when I'm feeling down, but usually when I'm really feeling down I don't have the energy to go out and DO it. Doesn't happen too often, fortunately.

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Post: #71540 Shirley
Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:56 am

42. Friends... sitting and having a good old natter over some good food and a glass of wine/cup of coffee.

43. Friends again - when they know you need help and come round and give their time and effort without a second thought. (Thanks folks :D)

44. My camera - going out for a walk armed with my camera. It makes me stop and notice things that I'd otherwise walk past. A whole new world.
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Post: #71568 red
Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:46 am

you do take great pictures Shirlz.

I really must look into getting a new camera.. we have old digital that has to think for half an hour before taking the picture.. and then think for half an hour before saving it.....
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