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The Mean Reds


I'm a rather moody person...I don't know if this always comes across online and I suppose it's rather a good thing if it doesn't. The point is I get down far too often, but I've got a few ways of handling it and I thought I'd share my personal pick-me-ups.
-Eating terrible food: I'm partial to fast food drive-throughs and then eating my fries at home in bed
-Watching a new movie: there are definitely times I go to old familiar favorites, but new movies are more distracting from bad moods
-Buy myself pretty underwear: Agent Provocateur is the dream, but I actually shop ASOS because of their more budget-friendly price points
-Long walks: the emptier the landscape the better
-Re-reading my favorite books: it's not the most uplifting novel but The Small Rain always makes me feel less lonely
-Take a long shower
What works for you when you're feeling the mean reds?

17 comments:

Amanda M. said...

I typically bake really unhealthy desserts, watch a screwball comedy, start a new sewing project, or read something fluffy and amusing like Bridget Jones' Diary.

natasha said...

You don't come off as moody on the blog at all, don't worry. I'm pretty moody myself and I often use food as a calming mechanism. The key is to walk everywhere to work off all the snacks ;)

Rebekah Bradford said...

A good movie or TV show and a mug brownie does it for me!

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Rebecca said...

I definitely love buying french fries and sitting in bed with my laptop and a cup of tea! food is definitely my friend when I'm feeling down.

Mal of America said...

Long showers or angry naps. I always nap better when I'm grumpy and then I feel a bit better afterwards.
Or go for a run, the harder the workout the better to distract from bad moods.

Bea Koenegstein said...

I wish food was not my way of coping as well.

Suddenly you're afraid, and you don't know what you're afraid of.

Heather C said...

Chocolate, pea and ham soup, a bunch of empty canvases with paint and some very loud music. :) Oh and tea or hot chocolate.

kasey said...

My favorite coffee, journaling, going for a walk, standing in the rain, eating dessert, reading a good book... those are the ones I do alone. My boyfriend also tends to indulge me and lets me stand on his toes while he slowly walk/dances me around the apartment. That also helps.

SarahLynn said...

When I'm in a rather blue mood I'll either listen to my favorite music, call a family member or close friend, or reread one of my favorite novels. Sometimes watching a funny or scary movie or television show also helps. Great blog by the way- I discovered it recently and am now a daily visitor!

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@kasey, that dancing this is one of the ridiculously best things I've ever heard.

Unknown said...

I love the dancing thing. My husband indulges me too. Makes me feel little again.

Justina Kenyon said...

I decoupage things. Crafting and carbs make me feel better.

MarieBayArea said...

Comedies and animated films

Kayla said...

This post is kind of my life. I enjoy all of those things when I'm down. My favorite pick me up food is french fries and a milkshake from a diner...pretty much any diner food though, I don't discriminate. I also recently discovered dancing makes me feel better...only when I am by myself though. The dancing and music must both be ridiculous for the scenario to work. I love the comment earlier about dancing on someones feet...that sounds ridiculously amazing.

Kayla said...

Also, the reference to Breakfast at Tiffany's in the title made me so happy.

Kathryn said...

Thanks for posting your tips for enduring the mean reds. I woke up with them today. I often feel better after talking to my mum or my boyfriend. It helps me feel less lost.

Anonymous said...

I take long walks, make collage, cup of tea if its night time, or write a poem .