Feel Good (7 Alternative Methods)

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In a crabby mood?  Feeling down?  Want some fun and excitement but can’t get it?  Borderline depressed?

If you answered yes to one or more, please go away your negative energy is choking me, no wait I am just kidding.

I was in a crabby mood but I found some alternative ways to the regular advice that doesn’t always work.

  1. Alternative to call a friend.  Maybe you don’t have any friends or maybe they’re all too busy to take your calls or maybe you are in a country far away that calling them is not good enough.  Call an enemy, seriously,  either prank call someone you hate, yell “you suck” and hang up.  You could of course do the good thing and try to make peace with them.  Just remember everyone has caller ID now so if you plan to scream profanity do it from someone else’s phone.  Alternatively you could make some new friends.
  2. Eat.  Before the crazy people who are trying to loose weight  and the self obsessed skinny people start to faint, hear me out.  Eat slowly, choose something totally new or something you absolutely love.  Enjoy the smell, taste, texture and color of your food.  Get lost in your head, bon apetit.
  3. Do something nice for someone else.  So you are feeling bad, making someone else feel good will either make you feel good or if you are totally hopeless will make someone feel better.  Even better do it anonymously.
  4. Get violent.  Hit someone, oh wait I don’t believe in violence.  Have a pillow fight instead, the physical activity will make you feel better.  I could have just said exercise but who are we kidding?
  5. Sniff something.  I didn’t have whiteboard markers or glue in mind but if you’re that kind of person you need help.  I meant light a scented candle, you know the ones you have been saving for a special occasion, well those special occasions are few and far between and you need to feel better now.  Spritz on some of your favorite perfume.
  6. Get made up.  Even if you are staying at home doesn’t mean you can’t look nice, go put some lip gloss on or eyeliner.  You could also go extreme and try the goth look for a laugh, remember to take some pictures, post them on facebook, make a fool of yourself and laugh about it with your friends.
  7. Do the hokey pokey.


  • At 2009.01.31 15:51, marwa said:

    yaaaaay .. i loved all these ideas specially ene im feeling DOWN these days and finding NO luck :(
    i loved # 1,3,4 the most :)
    thx 😀

    • At 2009.01.31 15:57, mona said:

      This is why I love you…:)

      • At 2009.01.31 17:13, gjoez said:

        Ana ba7ebbek awy!

        • At 2009.02.01 07:51, R. T said:

          Alf salamah ya jessyz

          • At 2009.02.01 09:47, uwdg said:
            • At 2009.02.01 09:57, inas said:

              very funny i likethis

              • At 2009.02.05 12:29, Deee said:

                That post is so sweet, there’s something that always works for me, if I’ve had an annoying day, I go into a kiddie store and buy something ridiculous to play with. The latest few things I remember were: a coloring book, play dough, a jumping rope and a puzzle! Time consuming and require concentration and sometimes creativity, there’s no way you’ll have anything left to dedicate to negativity of any sort! :)

                • At 2009.02.05 17:08, jessyz said:

                  @marwa: glad you liked it.
                  @mona: I love you too 😀
                  @gjoez: wana kaman ba7ebek ta7n!
                  @R.T: Allh yesalemak.
                  @uwdg: you are very welcome.
                  @inas: you miss my ballet lessons right?
                  @Deee: I love play dough, but my husband gave away mine to his nephew and niece (and promised to buy me some but never did), I also have puzzles and lots of other things too. I am a big kid.