What cheers you up when you're down?
#1 Kick the wall
#2 Write it out or these days, blog it out
#3 Go out on a walk/ bike ride. Or go swimming. Fresh air does wonders, and there's something about being in the water- perhaps its the different medium- that all my worries just disappear. (Or perhaps it's because there's only one worry then- staying afloat ;) )
#4 Curse the person responsible for my bad mood. I mean total high class gaalis, not (shift & 1, 2 3 type stuff)
#5 Read Nietzsche or some other heavy stuff that makes me forget what was bothering me.
#6 Read a light book or watch a silly tv show/movie. Along the same lines, play some dhinchaak music. Not senti stuff, please.
#8 Shop, pamper myself, get an ice-cream.
#10 Remind myself of a few good things I've done, seen or had.
#11 Call/go meet a friend, get a hug, a drink, and pour my heart out - it's funny, that this is really the last resort for me. Not that I undermine my friends' abilities in cheering me up- they are great at it- but for some reason, I need to sort out my troubles for myself before reaching out. So it usually waits until a day or two later...
#12 Call home. Avoid discussing the actual problem, work hard to pretend that all's normal. and before you know it, it is!
#13 Cook something fun and nice.
#14 Almost forgot this one - cleaning up around the house- it's an awesome de-stresser!
#15 And if all else fails, I resort to the famous water-works, and they always work! :-)