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#1 Majsheppard

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:39 AM

I was already in full blown depression before this travesty, this train-wreck, this disastrous outcome befell one of the only things that brings me joy. Alas the Wings are done and I have lost the last thing that staves off the cold grip of depression.

So now that the Wings are contributing to depression instead of fixing it... What can be done about it?

I thought we could use this as a constructive moment to share what we will do to cheer ourselves up, sans the obvious 3 game winning streak.

What will get you out of the funk?

Edited by Majsheppard, 20 April 2012 - 10:39 AM.

"It is a lot easier to be an ******* to words than to people"-xkcd

Tootoo does NOT belong on this team. He is classless and I would rather see the Wings be bad than classless. I feel the same way about Bertuzzi as well, but he at least CAN make the team better. With Tootoo the team becomes worse and in danger of being classless. Would you have liked Claude on the team? Or Roy? No. So why would you be okay with that POS.

This thread has been closed due to emotions being higher than people's ability to read, interpret, and properly respond to simple posts.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:44 AM

I share your dilemma. Not only the playoffs, but certain things at work and the health of people close to me has also contributed.

Usually I either go to the casino or get drunk, but the casino is killing me financially and I've become immune to whiskey.

What I have found brings joy to my life like nothing else is helping someone else. There is no greater feeling of accomplishment than to know that you have made someone else's life better. Not for your own glory or to receive praise, but just for the pure joy of knowing that the world is a better place, if only in one little area.

If you find that you expect something back, then it's a better idea to do it anonymously.

This has helped me through about 30 years of depression without meds. I firmly believe in the power of giving.

Except blow jobs. I don't give those. Eew.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:45 AM

Turn on the radio, find a song you like and play air drums! Works for me everytime! (short term solution though :D )

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#4 Majsheppard

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:50 AM

I share your dilemma. Not only the playoffs, but certain things at work and the health of people close to me has also contributed.

Usually I either go to the casino or get drunk, but the casino is killing me financially and I've become immune to whiskey.

What I have found brings joy to my life like nothing else is helping someone else. There is no greater feeling of accomplishment than to know that you have made someone else's life better. Not for your own glory or to receive praise, but just for the pure joy of knowing that the world is a better place, if only in one little area.

If you find that you expect something back, then it's a better idea to do it anonymously.

This has helped me through about 30 years of depression without meds. I firmly believe in the power of giving.

Except blow jobs. I don't give those. Eew.



Can I give Shea Weber a keychain across his face?

I think maybe Slap Shot might make me smile! Yeah, I have a volunteer thing lined up... Gas is just crazy spensive.

Turn on the radio, find a song you like and play air drums! Works for me everytime! (short term solution though :D )

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I supposed I could do that, or maybe play the drums for reals-zee. I bet I suck now...


DAMN IT! NOW I AM DEPRESSED MORE!!! :P

Except blow jobs. I don't give those. Eew.



Shea Weber gives those, but only if your name is Shanahan. :D
"It is a lot easier to be an ******* to words than to people"-xkcd

Tootoo does NOT belong on this team. He is classless and I would rather see the Wings be bad than classless. I feel the same way about Bertuzzi as well, but he at least CAN make the team better. With Tootoo the team becomes worse and in danger of being classless. Would you have liked Claude on the team? Or Roy? No. So why would you be okay with that POS.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:50 AM

I supposed I could do that, or maybe play the drums for reals-zee. I bet I suck now...


DAMN IT! NOW I AM DEPRESSED MORE!!! :P

I haven't played in a while either but maybe banging on something really hard will let some of the negativity out. Give it a whirl!

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:56 AM

Shea Weber gives those, but only if your name is Shanahan. :D

See? We're already smiling.

That's the other thing necessary for a positive mindset- humour.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 11:08 AM

After a devastating loss I'll watch an episode of The Late, Late Show. Craig Ferguson and Jeff always crack me up.

Laughter really is the best medicine. :hysterical: Posted Image

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 11:52 AM

I haven't played in a while either but maybe banging on something really hard will let some of the negativity out. Give it a whirl!

esteef



I played Train in Vain... ironic?

After a devastating loss I'll watch an episode of The Late, Late Show. Craig Ferguson and Jeff always crack me up.

Laughter really is the best medicine. :hysterical: Posted Image


CRIKEY!
"It is a lot easier to be an ******* to words than to people"-xkcd

Tootoo does NOT belong on this team. He is classless and I would rather see the Wings be bad than classless. I feel the same way about Bertuzzi as well, but he at least CAN make the team better. With Tootoo the team becomes worse and in danger of being classless. Would you have liked Claude on the team? Or Roy? No. So why would you be okay with that POS.

This thread has been closed due to emotions being higher than people's ability to read, interpret, and properly respond to simple posts.

#9 Majsheppard

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 02:35 PM

Sooooo, water cooler huh? I guess a lively upbeat thread has no place in the main room. Thus the thread dies.

Shrugs. :(
"It is a lot easier to be an ******* to words than to people"-xkcd

Tootoo does NOT belong on this team. He is classless and I would rather see the Wings be bad than classless. I feel the same way about Bertuzzi as well, but he at least CAN make the team better. With Tootoo the team becomes worse and in danger of being classless. Would you have liked Claude on the team? Or Roy? No. So why would you be okay with that POS.

This thread has been closed due to emotions being higher than people's ability to read, interpret, and properly respond to simple posts.

#10 55fan

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 03:12 PM

It actually got moved right away this morning. Don't worry. Those of us who are generally depressed and lively tend to congregate here anyway.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 01:32 PM

Spending time with friends, and finding things to do. If I sit idle, my mind wanders and thinks far too much. Of course as already said, music and humor.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 02:20 PM

I don't know if you have a pet or not, but last night after the game, I got a smile out of watching Drew run in his little wheel and "drive" his little truck.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 06:32 PM

You can always find another team to follow or just watch the rest of the playoffs. I actually enjoy not having that emotion involved when I pick another team. And I can change if I want to.

Some of the other suggestions are good too and you have been smiling so that's a good thing! :)

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:36 PM

Depressed?

Point and laugh at SouthernWingsFan.

I do it everyday.

That dude's a fricken weirdo.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 02:42 AM

12 pack of Guinness or Newcastle. Go golfing. Usually does the trick.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:40 PM

Yeah its a horrible feeling now with the Wings out and the hockeyseason over in approximately one month there is not much left.

Things I do when I am really pissed which is more and more often these days and according to a canadian testsite I am having a "severe" depression *lol* so:

1. drive really fast at highways with low traffic and listening to Slayer, Wumpscut or Dope loudly.
2. Punching a wall or kick a massive tree it really hurts but that exactly somehow helps but I wouldn't recommend others to try it out.
3. turn everything off close your eyes and listen to music
4. go out an drink a lot thats basically the time when barkeepers are extremely happy with me *rofl*
5. play P 2 with the I am so lame cheat and just burn everything down do it until you smile again which took me around 9 hours on a really s***ty day. GF wasn't there she attended a workshop

Try to make someone else happy everytime I am down and just don't feel it I try to do something for my GF so I at least get the feelingthat not everything I do is worthless :-)

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:46 PM

Not saying it will work for everyone, but exercise.

Running is the best thing I have ever come across to get relief from stress.
 
 
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:04 PM

I usually just go hangout with friends, try and not think of what makes you depressed. I will admit that I get down on myself a lot, but I really love to help others out. I try and do that more then having myself be happy. I care more about others then myself.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:11 PM

I usually just go hangout with friends, try and not think of what makes you depressed. I will admit that I get down on myself a lot, but I really love to help others out. I try and do that more then having myself be happy. I care more about others then myself.


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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:25 PM

I usually just go hangout with friends, try and not think of what makes you depressed. I will admit that I get down on myself a lot, but I really love to help others out. I try and do that more then having myself be happy. I care more about others then myself.

That simple statement is the key to happiness. The most miserable people I know care about themselves first.

I have a good friend that I have to limit my contact with because she can tell you every single thing everyone has done in her entire life that has hurt her feelings, whether they meant to or not. I love her dearly, but I only talk to her once or twice a year.

She's a nurse, and refuses to believe that she could benefit from anti-depressants because scientifically she knows that if you have a certain mindset of misery, your brain "re-wires" itself to that frame of mind. She feels that she has gone through enough in life that she has the right to be miserable.

It's a shame because she's a loving, giving person, yet she is so focused on herself and her feelings that everything in life is a disappointment to her.

The happiest people I know are those who go out of their way to give to others without worrying about life evening out.

I firmly believe that life gives us more than it takes. We just take so many things for granted that we don't see it.

I've heard that if you have change in your pocket, you are richer than half the people on the planet. I don't know if it's true, but if you think about it- most of the people in the world don't have toilet paper.

Cheesy song from VeggieTales: "A thankful heart is a happy heart". Cheesy, but true.




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