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Old 07-20-2011, 12:28 AM
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Advice sought

Finding myself in a semi-seriously foul mood at the moment. How to cope?
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:35 AM
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Beer / chocolate / bash something not going to work then?
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:56 AM
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Try doing a bunch of push-ups and then have some chamomile tea or such.
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:52 AM
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Find a very small, pain-in-the-butt project you have been putting off and do it. Something like clearing out some vines and weeds. Something where physical exertion can be a good thing. Burns off the anger and leaves you with a nasty job all done!
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:57 AM
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Advice once given to me: take your balled-up socks and throw them at the wall. I have to say that I have done it, and it helped. In the mean-time, try to keep well, I hope you quickly get out of your doldrums.
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:19 AM
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instead of thinking about what you dont have or what is wrong, think about what you have and whats not wrong. no matter who you are your lot in life is still better than millions of others..........
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:23 AM
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Is the situation something beyond your control, or can you do something to change the situation?
If it is something over which you have no control, then relax do another project, and deal with the repercussions when you can.
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:25 AM
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Go to the Range and

bust through a box of 50 rounds.

Makes you feel so much better!
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:25 AM
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Smoke some herbage, always brings a smile to my face.
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:27 AM
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I usually pound a few beers, rub out out and take a nap.

Or I go outside, pop in my headphones, crank some metal and do some yardwork.
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:30 AM
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Take the dog for a walk, or if you dont have a dog, just go for a walk.
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:19 AM
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Jim, you will eventually move through this phase. Either circumstances will force you along or you'll recover yourself. Right now you probably can't think straight or maybe you can't get along with your normal stuff, so whatever you do, make sure you're safe and the people around you are safe.
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:45 AM
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Care to elaborate on the situation?
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:51 AM
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Jim, you will eventually move through this phase. Either circumstances will force you along or you'll recover yourself. Right now you probably can't think straight or maybe you can't get along with your normal stuff, so whatever you do, make sure you're safe and the people around you are safe.
You trying to put me outta work?
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:39 AM
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When I'm in a foul mood, I just sleep a lot. Works for me.
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