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What do you do when you feel sad?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by semborg, Sep 19, 2005.

  1. I am really sad right now and need some tips on what to do to feel better.

    What do you do when you feel sad?
  2. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    Sappy as it sounds, a hug from my wife will usually cheer me up. :p
  3. +1 to that....nothing like a hug from the woman you love!!! :bassist:
  4. Funkengrooven

    Funkengrooven Turn it down? You gotta be nuts!!

    I am right with ya SteveC, ANY time I touch my wife I feel better...
  5. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    Hug the kids. If they aren't around I play my bass.
  6. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Put on some Pink Floyd
  7. Spill my heart out to my girlfriend, get a hug, and/or noodle on the bass. That said though, if I don't come up with anything I like I just feel worse :meh:
  8. +1 on both of those too....kids give great hugs and help you put things in perspective!!! And the bass is good to play when you're sad.

    If you don't have a significant other and/or kids, I found that playing bass, a glass of chocolate milk, and/or reading a good book/playing a good game always helped me.
  9. Dream Works

    Dream Works

    Dec 5, 2003
    Cry and slit my wrists and post my webcam pictures on myspace.com and write horribly written poems with the words "pain", "angst", and "agony" in it and completely forget grammar.
    Nah, I just go on 4chan.org. Don't go there though. Really. Seriously, me saying this isn't a way to provoke you to go there. Don't go there!
  10. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Taking a walk clears my head often. Playing along with an old favorite song is always fun too.
  11. Ray-man

    Ray-man Guest

    Sep 10, 2005
    What if that's what it IS all about?

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Staff Member Supporting Member

    Get out into Nature and go for a walk. :)
  13. I put on some Eagles and play along on my bass. How anyone can be sad after hearing Hotel California beyond me, best song ever!
  14. Kael


    Dec 26, 2004
    Oklahoma City
    Two words:

    Strip Club
  15. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    Another excellent one! Believe it or not, cleaning the apartment also helps :p
  16. bassontherun


    Jul 9, 2005
    Try some Mighty Mighty Bosstones. No sad-- only confused, happy or angry....take your pick.

    +1 for the strip club.
  17. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Two words:

    He's 17.

    People, check people's profiles to provide an age appropriate response. Not being a prude, just pointing out that what works for one age group may not work for another, regardless of good intentions.

    I work out at the gym or ride my bike.

    Also, find a quiet, secluded place and shed a tear or two. If you're comfortable with it, just bawl into your pillow. That'll blow off some steam.

    Yes, it's ok to cry. It doesn't make you less of a man.

    Of course, having someone to talk to is also very good.
  18. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

  19. eric234

    eric234 Guest

    Mar 11, 2005
    i punch stuff like walls or the floor or tables never anything living or valuable
  20. Max

    Max Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2000
    Bakersfield, CA

    I would suggest getting around some friends that make you happy. At 17 though, they might be immature to talk about your sadness. Can you go to your parents or an older family member about what is making you sad?

    The other things you should consider is: achievement. Set some kind of goal this week and reach it. Learn a new song or master a difficult riff.

    Finally, get out and exercise till you are out of breath.