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What do you do when you ate stressed or extremely sad?

Movies portray the emotionally suffering as people who stuff their faces or as miserable beings who cry all day. Although this is true in some cases, I am sure there are many other ways to deal with pain, grief or anger. I know and admire someone who channels their emotions into sport. I, on the other hand, find my comfort in writing or singing. Even though these acts do not take away the pain or solve the problem, it somehow eases the pain and helps us feel better and forget, even if it is only for ten minutes. What is your release?

eating

1 votes / 14% 1 votes / 14 %

sleeping

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

singing

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

writing

1 votes / 14% 1 votes / 14 %

sport

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

dancing

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

exercise

1 votes / 14% 1 votes / 14 %

crying

2 votes / 28% 2 votes / 28 %

nothing

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

thinking

2 votes / 28% 2 votes / 28 %
This poll has received 7 vote(s) so far.

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MegL wrote on January 29, 2015, 9:18 AM

What I DO and what I SHOULD do are not always the same. emoticon :grin: I SHOULD exercise because that really helps, what I often DO is EAT, which does NOT help at all emoticon :sad: It's not always possible to go out and do some really vigorous exercise but i KNOW that that is really helpful for me.

AsADrivenLeaf wrote on January 29, 2015, 9:37 AM

After a good cry, I write in my journal thinking that every circumstance is potential for story. Then, I'd feel better as I write thinkinf, "It's not that bad afterall!"

Kat- wrote on January 29, 2015, 10:10 AM

I voted cry. One thing I do not do is eat, I know many do in stressful times, but I can't eat when stressed or upset, I just have no appetite.

grandma20121 wrote on January 29, 2015, 12:56 PM

i cry when im upset or sad, also sometimes depending on the reason i scream alot or even sleep but for the most part i cry

nbaquero wrote on January 29, 2015, 1:15 PM

& Deema I think when that happens I just eat and sleep, although I try to keep my spirits up. It has happened to me a couple of times, I remember I once spent a whole month just watching TV and eating, I was down at that time, no job, no motivation, etc.

nbaquero wrote on January 29, 2015, 1:17 PM

MegL I agree we tend to engage in destructive routine/habits that will not help us get out of the hole. We know what we should do, but just dont do it.

MegL wrote on January 29, 2015, 3:12 PM

That's REALLY making the best use of tough circumstances!

lionpaw wrote on January 29, 2015, 7:50 PM

I'd put other. I usually make some tea, go for a walk, or color. something that can take my mind off it but the tea is a good part of it!