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How Do U Overcome Bad Moods?

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Guest khusrouf

hey everyone,

 

guess all of us have these times when u just stop being able to put a single line on paper, these deep dipretion moments, for me it keeps coming every once and a while, and i can't seem to overcome it unless it goes alone, I thought we could learn from each other for those who faces such things..

 

thanx

good luck

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Guest ZO::

i would say...singin' out loud and jumpin' in a frenetic way listening your favourite music at the highest volume your neighbours let you hear jejejeje...(did i write it well?)...ooor...driving and driving and driving without knowing where you going to land...(when you're thinking ---mmm...its time to going back, im a little too far from home--- jejejeje)...

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Guest ZO::

ooohhh yeahhh...Uncle Jack knows...Uncle Jack understands !!!...You can tell everything to Uncle Jack...

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Guest Ralph Wiggum

Hey hey,

 

Haven't posted here in a while, stupid uni!

 

Anyhoo, for me, I overcome bad moods and things like waikit said, talking to someone you trust. Even the simplest advice this certain person gives like 'just hang in there' can be totally reassuring.

 

Interesting for you to mention depression with a workload heavy job like design, I'm actually doing my research project on depression as an epidemic, i;ve found our current demographic is heading towards more work-driven lives with little time for reflection, we should all just really sit back and listen to some fela kuti or bob marley.

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Guest khusrouf

well for uncle jacker's I don't drink, I like to keep my mind in it's place while doing stuff.. and wow whiskey!!! thats too heavy for me :blink:

 

talking is fine!! I'm good with that.. well I guess the depression comes in the styling and problem solving behaviour of the designit all depends on your mood, sometimes your visual library just closes and that's thats, like it's on a holiday....

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Guest menappi

man i know exacly how you feel, it sucks when i have no motivation to even draw...usually i just watch some porn or something :) haha jp, but ya i would just thump the music though to ease it.

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Guest John-Paul

Yeah dude I feel your pain, but here are a couple of tricks:

 

1: Accept the fact! You know you arent going to get anything done in this current state of mind and do something completely different and non work/design related. This way at least you are working on another aspect of your life and you dont need to feel guilty about not doing any work. Gym/exercise works best for this!

 

2: Go through all your old portfolios! I do this whenever I need reasurance my skills are improving. look at work you did back then and compare to current stuff. This may not motivate you to pick up a pencil but seeing evidence you are getting better is an ego boost.

 

3: Use this time to clean your workspace, Car, dog etc! at least you are doing something productive and again you wont feel guilty.

 

Hope these ideas help, they work for me

JP

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Guest khusrouf

menappi: how bout a stripper??? more live than porn lool

 

John-paul: u knocked some ineresting doors man!! well I took a course whhen I was at uni (Design methods) it was talking about an incubation period, throught that the idea is developing in your head, ideas connecting in your subconsious until it pops like a popcorn...

 

i know this is the only logical explanation to it yet!!

but still elemination is a valid option for me ;)

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Guest mattlindsay

I'm a driving man myself. I think best when I'm driving or running, and running gives you the bonus of endorphins too. To be honest, those are best for problem solving situations when you hit a brick wall and can't see your way through.

 

I feel your pain with the creator's block though. Sometimes there's more good ideas than you can get down on paper in the time you have, and sometimes there's nothing but a blank canvas.

 

I sometimes look at totally different products and try and imagine them, or just a single feature mapped onto the current task. I once had a beautful idea for a product shape based on the shape that Jodie Foster's nose/eyebrows make whilst watching a film. Sometimes clarity is amongst the randomness!

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Guest «AD»

last time this feeling of depression made its presence known, I took a deep breath and took a nosedive into it.

 

I'm stuck in there since.

 

I can only say...somehow it's more real. I hate all this positivity. And as a matter of fact, I'm not depressive or sad or angry- I'm just...indifferent, and I can only say that I'm experiencing late puberty or something :)

 

Still, this "anti-feeling" of indifference's been around since last summer, there was this short time of "awakening" when a girl was on the 'horizon', but now she's gone and I'm back to indifference...so right now all I do is go tan myself once in a while, do my push-ups every morning, think about what sunglasses I'll buy for my birthday and lead a superficial life. I work least when at the university, the ideas for any projects or concepts flash into my mind in a sec, and IF they evolve any further, this happens within several seconds afterwards.

When I'm done with writing down and sketching my ideas there's some tutor or professor around, telling me how great it is, and I just nod and think of how great I am.

 

Then I'm back home, thinking how lonesome it is on top.

 

By now I like the loneliness.

 

...says the arrogant man

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Guest arwen

To overcome bad moods i usually just listne to music or go for a walk to be by myself its the best way to think of what is really annoying or getting angry

 

 

so next time u get in a mood just think about it and try to work it out it really helps :)

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Guest khusrouf

I don't know why I just can't get myself up and go out!!!

I feel I'm so indoor person!!

although I walk alot!! and I mean alot, but not when I'm depressed or feel bad..

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