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sangre ✨ adapt, react, readapt, apt 🦄♊
July 10th, 2019 1:01:23am
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So without going in to too much detail (feel free to message me if you want to know more, I could use someone to talk to I just don't want to bore anyone with all the details) I haven't been doing well lately. I finally did get into a new counselor today and I actually feel worse than before I went, which I'm sure is normal a lot of things came to light and it was emotional. But my personal life and work life are both at an all time low and I'd like some ideas on how to distract myself, or elevate my mood while I'm at home.


What are some fantastic songs that lift you up, movies that make you fall off your seat laughing or cry and feel better? What are some of your favorite comfort recipes? (I love to cook) Good books to get lost in? Just drop your favorite feel good things if possible and maybe they will help me and others on here :)


 


TIA




 


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s h i k a r i // retirement
July 10th, 2019 8:16:38am
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I always find baking a cake fun to do when I'm feeling down! 




 

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Master Administrator Samantha
July 10th, 2019 10:08:08am
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I'm sorry you're feeling down! I hope things start getting better soon. I've left many a therapy session feeling worse than before, it's definitely normal.

I like to get lost in light funny TV shows like The Golden Girls (it's on Hulu), Parks and Rec (Hulu and Netflix), Psych (Amazon Prime), and Broad City (Hulu).

The movie Steel Magnolias is also my favorite sad comfort food.

I also like to perk myself up with food, which is maybe a problem, but one of my favorites is this: https://sizzlingmess.com/2017/12/11/pepper-bombs/




 

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River
July 10th, 2019 10:37:54am
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When I'm feeling down, I like to watch Disney Movies. Because they are uplifting (usually) and cute! (Netflix carries a lot of them, Amazon Prime, and Im sure Hulu does as well). Commedy Standups on Netlfix and such make me feel better as well! (Ali Wong is pretty funny, in my opinion)

 

Some good books that I turn to are: Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen and Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper.

 

I'm really sorry you're feeling down! I hope some of these things help!

 


Trulli

 

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July 10th, 2019 11:18:27am
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My go-to comfort movie is The Sound of Music. I'll also watch sunshine-y shows like Glee, or Golden Girls. Get lost in a book. Work on a puzzle. That sort of stuff.

 

Hope that helps!




 

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