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post #31 of 51
I've set a day to do stuff. and I make a list. And I do it. Then I'm much happier - pooped but happier.
post #32 of 51
Depression isn’t necessarily that you don’t do anything. It’s the feeling that anything and everything that you do doesn’t matter. Since it doesn’t matter why do anything?


Crap! This is depressing. (typed while looking around for some razor blades )
post #33 of 51
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Funny, I was in the little post office up in the mountains this afternoon and the cheery guy (they all seem to be cheery here) was like "Hello, what a fine day it is and how is yourself?" I told him "Pretty depressed and miserable actually" he's like "you've got no reason to be depressed, you're alive" I was like "yeh, that's the problem".

Really really nice people here and they are always happy, and smiling and friendly. I feel like some miserable grumpy old bugger who's always moaning.... I just can't be doing with all this idle banter like "it's a nice day" or "the sun's shining" or "a bit wild out there today" so bloody what?! It's not as if I hadn't noticed you bloomin' twit... I've come to the conclusion it must be me that's abnormal as I've no time AT ALL for niceties or conversations about the condition of the weather.

Any shop I walk into it's "that was a right storm we had last night wasn't it?" or "looks like snow" just shut up and serve me and keep the weather reports to yourself I'm thinking but I never say it I always respond "yeh, lovely day" or whatever just to humour them.

Totally off topic........... looks like snow is on it's way.
post #34 of 51
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Depression isn’t necessarily that you don’t do anything. It’s the feeling that anything and everything that you do doesn’t matter. Since it doesn’t matter why do anything?


Crap! This is depressing. (typed while looking around for some razor blades )

I blame it all on 1961 mate, a palindrome, quite a lot of talented, miserable buggers born in a palindrome year.... we'll just have to live with it, or live without it.... just one of those things.

I also blame all these people with their depressing music.... top 50 back in 1961:

TOWER OF STRENGTH Frankie Vaughan
MOON RIVER Danny Williams
TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY Bobby Vee
WALKING BACK TO HAPPINESS Helen Shapiro
LITTLE SISTER / HIS LATEST FLAME Elvis Presley
BIG BAD JOHN Jimmy Dean
MIDNIGHT IN MOSCOW Kenny Ball
MY FRIEND THE SEA Petula Clark
THE TIME HAS COME Adam Faith
I'LL GET BY Shirley Bassey
JOHNNY WILL Pat Boone
THE SAVAGE Shadows
TAKE FIVE Dave Brubeck
STRANGER ON THE SHORE Acker Bilk
RUNAROUND SUE Dion
BAMBINO Springfields
YOU'RE THE ONLY GOOD THING Jim Reeves
WHEN THE GIRL IN YOUR ARMS IS THE GIRL IN YOUR HEART Cliff Richard & The Shadows
I UNDERSTAND G-Clefs
SO LONG BABY Del Shannon
I LOVE HOW YOU LOVE ME Jimmy Crawford
HIT THE ROAD JACK Ray Charles
TOY BALLOON Russ Conway
MEXICALI ROSE Karl Denver
THIS TIME Troy Shondell
STARS AND STRIPES / CREOLE JAZZ Acker Bilk
LET THERE BE DRUMS Sandy Nelson
SUCU SUCU Nina and Frederick
CHARLESTON Temperance Seven
DON'T BRING LULU Dorothy Provine
TALL DARK STRANGER Rose Brennan
LET'S GET TOGETHER Hayley Mills
LET TRUE LOVE BEGIN Nat King Cole
I'M A MOODY GUY Shane Fenton and The Fentones
MRS. MILLS MEDLEY Mrs. Mills
SUCU SUCU Laurie Johnson
EVERLOVIN' Ricky Nelson
YOU MUST HAVE BEEN A BEAUTIFUL BABY Bobby Darin
MY BOOMERANG WON'T COME BACK Charlie Drake
MY SUNDAY BABY Dale Sisters
I'D NEVER FIND ANOTHER YOU Billy Fury
BABY'S FIRST CHRISTMAS Connie Francis
GYPSY ROVER Highwaymen
BLESS YOU Tony Orlando
GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD James Darren
I CRIED FOR YOU Ricky Stevens
MOON RIVER Henry Mancini
KING KONG Terry Lightfoot And His Jazzmen
SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN Dinah Washington
JEANNIE, JEANNIE, JEANNIE Eddie Cochran
post #35 of 51
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I also BLAME this guy:


Charlie Drake

Charlie drake and his song "My boomerang won't come back" scarred me for life.... I still, to this day, look for his boomerang wherever I go
post #36 of 51
if you want to do something, do it; as hard as it may be; you're not crippled, you're not incapacitated; if you want to see a doc, build a boat, go to the beach, do it; may seem blunt but i feel that anything else is beating around the bush; i have to take this advice myself again and again
post #37 of 51
I reckon you should leave Scotland for a month or six and take a vacation somewhere in the mediterranean, or somewhere with a climate like the area. The UK is a lovely place but the whole 4 hour day thing really sucks. I've experienced it and it had quite an effect on my outlook, even for the short while that I did.

I forgot to add. Even in Saskatchewan, Canada, where the winter temps are around -30C to -40C for 4 months or so, almost every day has clear skies and bright sunlight. It actually makes it liveable.
post #38 of 51
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I reckon you should leave Scotland for a month or six and take a vacation somewhere in the mediterranean, or somewhere with a climate like the area. The UK is a lovely place but the whole 4 hour day thing really sucks. I've experienced it and it had quite an effect on my outlook, even for the short while that I did.

I forgot to add. Even in Saskatchewan, Canada, where the winter temps are around -30C to -40C for 4 months or so, almost every day has clear skies and bright sunlight. It actually makes it liveable.
You make a good point about the weather but I'm equally miserable in the summer months when "everybody and their dog" comes out to play, the wasps come out, the mosquitos come out, the tourists come out.... fat people walking about in short pants come out, screaming children come out.... argh! It's worse than the soddin' winter!

Add on the fact it's light at 12:30am here in the summer (sunset at 11:45pm sunrise at 12:30am) that's not even an hour of darkness and the damned birds are chirping with the sun beating in through the window at 1am in the soddin' morning! If there's somewhere with a happy medium (ie: 12 hours light, 12 hours dark with no tourists, no fat people in short pants, no wasps, 68F constant temperature, does not involve flying to get there, no screaming brats, no dust, no sand etc. etc.) then I may consider taking a break from the rain and dark for a few weeks.
post #39 of 51
i remember you were trying to quit smoking in another thread, but is the inability to quit also making you more depressed??
post #40 of 51
The #1 reason I always find myself feeling that way is either too little or too much sleep. If there's one thing I've realized in college it's that either will just totally ruin your day. Too little sleep (ie 6 hours or less) will make me feel drained, tense, and lazy, and too much sleep (ie 9 hours or more) will make me feel drowsy, relaxed, and lazy. Either way, I'll never get any work done. That's the reason why on the weekends I usually limit myself to 9 hours because the temptation is to sleep until 3 (which I have done) and get like 12 hours in, but in reality, I don't need the sleep and it'll only burn more hours of the day and make me completely lazy. So yeah, that's really important.

Also, too little sleep for me is the immediate cause of any anxiety/stress/upset feelings I come across towards the end of the day. If I go to bed feeling stressed out, chances are I'll feel refreshed and organized in the morning.

#2 is waking up for breakfast. Go to bed by 1:30, wake up like 8:30, shower, go out, and get some breakfast. You'll feel like total crap during the process but when all is said and done, you'll be more alert during the rest of the day. This is key, I've found. Even if I've had too little sleep, a day on which I eat breakfast will go way better than on one in which I haven't.

#3, do something. Play an instrument? Practice it. Have a sport you like to play? Go play it. A couple hours taken to do this will be really beneficial in the long run, once again, resulting in more productiveness.

and that's about it for me, at least. Then again, I'm just a college student. But college so far has taught me a lot about how to be productive.
post #41 of 51
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You make a good point about the weather but I'm equally miserable in the summer months when "everybody and their dog" comes out to play, the wasps come out, the mosquitos come out, the tourists come out.... fat people walking about in short pants come out, screaming children come out.... argh! It's worse than the soddin' winter!

Add on the fact it's light at 12:30am here in the summer (sunset at 11:45pm sunrise at 12:30am) that's not even an hour of darkness and the damned birds are chirping with the sun beating in through the window at 1am in the soddin' morning! If there's somewhere with a happy medium (ie: 12 hours light, 12 hours dark with no tourists, no fat people in short pants, no wasps, 68F constant temperature, does not involve flying to get there, no screaming brats, no dust, no sand etc. etc.) then I may consider taking a break from the rain and dark for a few weeks.
You must realise you live on an island. Apart from the Eurostar you've got no link with large pieces of land. Flying, then, or going by sea, is the reality. I suppose for true solitude you should look into stretches of beach under private and club ownership. Hout Bay in Capetown, South Africa is almost entirely private land. But the med is much closer.
post #42 of 51
What are you 18? Oh… to be 18 again. I was invincible when I was 18. Two hours sleep and I was golden. If you’re this way with sleep now when you are in your prime just imagine what shape you’ll be in when you are Pinks and my age.

Remember we’re old, and we’ll be dead soon
post #43 of 51
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What are you 18? Oh… to be 18 again. I was invincible when I was 18. Two hours sleep and I was golden. If you’re this way with sleep now when you are in your prime just imagine what shape you’ll be in when you are Pinks and my age.

Remember we’re old, and we’ll be dead soon
I might as well be; I'm 20. Not qualified for advice giving, I suppose. And no, 2 hours of sleep does not make me golden. It makes me feel half dead. I've tried it many times .
post #44 of 51
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Remember we’re old, and we’ll be dead soon
Sooner the better, being young was ok but dead will be better I think. (less stress / expectations)
post #45 of 51
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I might as well be; I'm 20. Not qualified for advice giving, I suppose. And no, 2 hours of sleep does not make me golden. It makes me feel half dead. I've tried it many times .
Agreed, two hours of sleep makes me cranky. Besides, my body will take its revenge and give me all sorts of symptoms from sore throats to outbreas...

I need my beauty sleep.
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