...and none of the things you usually do to make yourself feel better are working?
I get a load of friends together watch Disney movies and drink, it tends to work out a lot better than it sounds like it should.
...you know, that actually sounds damn near perfect. XD I will definitely keep it in mind! Thanks!
I don't know what you usually do to make yourself feel better, so I hope I'm not overlapping...
What I usually do is curl up on the couch with a good movie (chose a feel-good movie like one you may have watched as a child) and some ice cream or chocolate, or listen to happy music. If you have a cat or other pet, you should snuggle with it.
Most of all you should keep yourself busy, it will help keep your mind off of things. I like to do a lot of cleaning when I'm sad because I feel so much better after it's done. Another thing that cheers me up is doing charity or volunteer work, because then I feel like I'm making a difference and I'm not worthless. Helping other people can really be fun too.
Thank you thank you thank you, this is all absolutely amazing. Much appreciated. :)
Sorry for digging this out but I wanted to share my own way of unwinding and I believe that this is the sort of topic that doesn't go out of date.
When the night comes and I need a way to blow off steam, relax, think without overthinking I love to get into my car and drive. Anywhere. Without a destination. On roads I do know and on roads I don't know, dual carriageways and tiny country lanes. With few cars around at very late hours it's an extremely nice experience, at least to me.
Bonus effectivensess points if the car has a manual transmission as it gets you that that tiny extra bit more engaged.
For me it's a great way of - on one hand taking my mind off of stuff I really don't need to dwell on, while on the other it lets me think about things I want to think about. Cars are great when it comes to relaying feelings as long as you can keep it civilised and safe.
Angry driving is generally a very bad idea and should be avoided. You'll be hurting your car by being too aggressive and you're risking a massive crash. When you're sad though - it's great, it's something that keeps you busy but not overfocused so you may even be able to come up with some solutions. It also works amazingly well when you're feeling lonely, scared or overstressed.
Music is optional and should depend on you mood.
Hope my way helps somebody and I hope I don't get anyone killed by sending them off on a joyride.