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Calm amidst work chaos

I just got a contract job. I predict it will be intense and chaotic. Seeking strategies to help me perform well and manage interpersonal relationships. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 4, 2015 - 2 answers

Lunatic Cartoon Crazy-making Music

I’m looking to assemble a compilation or reference list for a type of music that I’ve always been drawn to, which is stuff that sounds simultaneously cartoony and loose, maybe a little clangy, almost a bit sinister, like the music has a hold over you and that infects you with this primal energy makes you feel out of control, like you’re going to morph into Animal from the Muppets. [more inside]
posted by Queen of Spreadable Fats on Aug 23, 2015 - 31 answers

Off Skyla and onto the pill. Which one is making me feel like shit?

Depressed, teary and listless since quitting Skyla and starting generic loestrin about two weeks ago. Which of these two changes is more likely to be the culprit? Looking for others' experience with these drugs. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2015 - 9 answers

sleeeeeeep, at rotating times

How can I acclimate myself to a rotating sleep schedule without getting sad/breaking out/other less than ideal things? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on Mar 23, 2015 - 9 answers

Severe depression and self-doubt about intelligence and people?

I have been experiencing terrible bouts of depression and anxiety for the past four months or so now. I also have turbulent mood swings, ranging from being content in the morning, and scornfully miserable in the afternoon. I'm not certain what is causing all of this. I'm not an emotionally stable person; always unhappy and anxious. I have lost all desire to fulfill my hobbies, which includes: writing, reading, watching documentaries, deep conversations, watching old films, debating, poetry, social activism, and learning knowledge in general. I do not think I'm intellectual or socially exciting enough, therefore I have abandoned all of my hobbies. [more inside]
posted by RearWindow on Feb 23, 2015 - 14 answers

Have you learned to really accept your partner? How?

I am with a wonderful man. We love each other and see a future together, and have a good relationship. However, I am a perfectionist about relationships and a depressive (in therapy, on meds, regularly meditating), and sometimes I react absolutely terribly to his imperfections. Yes, I'm working on it in therapy with a great therapist, but please help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 1, 2015 - 44 answers


Whenever I get sick, I also get concurrently really sad. Something about the physical crapness and being alone all day really gets to me. Any suggestions for keeping your spirits up when you're feeling low both physically and mentally? What has worked for you? [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Dec 9, 2014 - 15 answers

Toddler post-nap storminess

I know that asking "Why is my toddler doing X?" is like shouting into the void, but perhaps you have some insight into why my toddler is suddenly having a hard time with waking up from a nap... [more inside]
posted by judith on Jul 7, 2014 - 22 answers

Vitamins + thyroid

Why am I getting this medical effect from vitamin pills, and should i be worried? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on May 10, 2014 - 13 answers

Songs to sustain my euphoric panic

Just lost my job yesterday. On the one hand I'm shitting because, now what? But on the other hand WHEE!! I don't have to deal with that anymore. I found that turning the volume way up for Reckoner, recommended by queseyo earlier, is working well to push down the bubbles of panic. I'll have to deal at some point, but what else can I listen to to carry this, I dont give a fuck right now, vibe?
posted by Hash on Mar 7, 2014 - 16 answers

How do I work productively at ANY time in ANY mood?

I have trouble getting work done if I'm not in the right mood, which is a rarity. I've become an extreme avoider of anything that will make me mad or frustrated or remind me of things that make me mad and frustrated. The problem is that I’m the number two in a small, overly-ambitious company that may just be the most frustrating one in existence. So I have what many would call an impossible workload and also a massive amount of frustration. The latter unfortunately usually cancels out the former for me and leads to much more of both. Oh, and I can’t easily quit, because it’s a family business and my boss/dad’s life’s work. Simply put, I need to do a complete 180. I need to go from being an emotionally-scarred avoider to a guy that can do what needs to be done even when he feels like screaming until his lungs explode. Paper thin skin to tank armor. I’ve taken too long to realize that if I don’t solve this now, it may ruin the company and my life. I’ll take whatever you can give me: advice, coping techniques, books or articles I should read, websites and online communities I should visit, specific counseling suggestions (not just “get counseling”), whatever. I just can’t take it anymore. [more inside]
posted by KinoAndHermes on Jan 6, 2014 - 23 answers

Experiencing Weather on the Internet

This is kind of an oddball questions, but I love things like Rainy Mood that allow you to feel like it is raining outside, and it's my go-to site for some background serenity when I'm on the computer. I like other types of weather, too, like being inside when it's snowing (wind blowing), watching a lightning storm, that kind of stuff. Are there sites that do this well, in terms of simulating weather or encouraging the kinds of feelings that surface from being in weather? I like the sounds, but also visual representations, as well.
posted by SpacemanStix on Dec 22, 2013 - 9 answers

Mood tracking app for iPhone

My young adult daughter, who suffers from depression, was advised by her therapist to track her moods, to be better able to identify what triggers them. I suggested that she use an iPhone app, since she has her phone with her at all times. Does anyone have a recommendation for a specific mood tracking app? [more inside]
posted by merejane on Nov 13, 2013 - 10 answers

How to keep getting a runner's high?

Is it normal that the more I exercise, the less great I feel afterward? [more inside]
posted by queens86 on Oct 26, 2013 - 17 answers

Low mood be over: how?

Low energy/mood/will in the past weeks- now feeling the desire to get back on track, but I'm unsure about the way to go about it. I'd love to have your take on some ideas I have and how to put them into practice. [more inside]
posted by opalshards on Sep 12, 2013 - 12 answers

Positive messages in Union Square

I'm going to an event in union square NYC where we'll be writing positive messages on poster board and holding them up in public for day/mood brightening purposes. I'm looking for inspirational things to put on my sign. [more inside]
posted by sweetkid on Jul 29, 2013 - 43 answers

Game face on!

How do you project calmness and authority on days when you're super stressed and tired? Advice from health professionals encouraged. [more inside]
posted by cucumber patch on Apr 16, 2013 - 16 answers

EZ Organization tips or links for somone with Adult ADD

Although it has long been a suspicion, I have every sign of having Adult ADD. I tend to do most of the things in the checklist (multitask without finishing many tasks, forget things, tons of lists and forgotten "helpful" notes, watch a movie in 10 minute intervals while doing 4 other things never to finish many movies, reading at current count 22 books, impulsive behavior -- well, you get the drift.) I am curious in the short run, what might have helped you with simple organization at work and at home. Feel free to share any tips and web sites. I hope to move on to some books (I have many checked out from the 'brary) but need a small step approach. My artistic side is keeping me sane and hopefully your tips can help me get a kick-start. (As far as medication, I am in consultation with a dr but want to try some diet/exerisie/organic things first. And yes, I abuse parentheses like nobody's business.) I am going through this previous link as well.
posted by snap_dragon on Mar 22, 2013 - 13 answers

Food for good moods

I think my diet is affecting my mood. What should I cook to perk up my mood? [more inside]
posted by LSK on Nov 25, 2012 - 10 answers

The Games People Play

What "games" do you play to boost your mood or help you see things in a different light? [more inside]
posted by Calicatt on Sep 30, 2012 - 26 answers

Thirteen was miserable for everyone, right?

How do I help my son get through middle school? [more inside]
posted by bluemoonegg on Sep 2, 2012 - 28 answers

Link my mood to my food, man.

How can I be better at making a connection between what I eat and how I feel? [more inside]
posted by brappi on May 14, 2012 - 8 answers

Sad and Confused

During the night, I am sad. All other times, I am perfectly fine. ?!?! [more inside]
posted by Angel of Khaos on Feb 10, 2012 - 20 answers

Nutrionist for the in-shape but disorganized?

How does an average Joe go about hiring a nutritionist/dietitian? (And can he even afford one?) [more inside]
posted by sureshot on Oct 5, 2011 - 7 answers

How quickly should Vitamin D supplements start brightening the spirits?

People who take Vitamin D to stave off SAD-type gloom: please give me your anecdotes. In particular, how long does it take to start working? [more inside]
posted by ManyLeggedCreature on Sep 20, 2011 - 29 answers

What music for a 1930's French Casino murder mystery party?

Having our Murder Mystery Party tonight, and trying to button up some last minute things. I need some music suggestions for ambiance. The setting is 1930's France, in a casino. Lot's of secret agents and what not.
posted by JonnyRotten on May 27, 2011 - 8 answers

Runner's... low?

Why does exercising make me sad? [more inside]
posted by k8lin on May 22, 2011 - 32 answers

For young Tam-Lin is there.

Can you recommend me songs, bands, or compositions that evoke moods similar to those of nursery rhymes or fairy tales? [more inside]
posted by Rory Marinich on Feb 16, 2011 - 36 answers

How does the sudden departure of a person from a group of friends influence the mood of the rest?

How does the sudden departure of a person from a group of friends influence the mood of the rest? Or: Is it wrong to simply leave if you don't feel like partying? [more inside]
posted by Triton on Jan 28, 2011 - 12 answers

Best SAM-e brand

What brand of SAM-e do you recommend for mood enhancement? (quality-wise more than price-wise) [more inside]
posted by luvmywife on Jan 25, 2011 - 4 answers

How do you turn a bad day around?

I'm trying to get better at recognizing negativity gremlins, but I still have trouble circumventing them. Your tricks and tips, please. [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on Sep 29, 2010 - 25 answers

What music should we play in our retail store?

I need to put together playlists for a new retail store Mrs. Webhund and I are opening soon. We're both totally NOT the musical types, but don't want to go the commercial "muzak" route. [more inside]
posted by webhund on Sep 27, 2010 - 10 answers

Antidepressant weight loss?

My fiancee, who is 5' 3" and used to weigh about 125 pounds, has recently lost her appetite and I'm starting to worry about her. In the past six months she has lost 10-15 pounds and is never hungry. Although she never ate much to begin with, I have noticed a big decline in how much she now eats. She also seems to be sleeping excessively and doesn't have much energy. I know that she recently started taking Celexa to treat anxiety, but could it really cause such drastic changes? Are there any alternatives that she could ask her doctor about?
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2010 - 17 answers

Rain and Intrigue

What are some films similar in atmosphere to Polanski's The Ghost Writer (The Ghost) [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Sep 16, 2010 - 8 answers

Stop thinking and more doing. How?

I am a thinker. I want to stop thinking too much (over-analyzing) and start doing more. Any how to or tips? [more inside]
posted by bbxx on Sep 11, 2010 - 26 answers

Even the Seinfeld chain of Xs doesn't work

Sustained Motivation: I've searched but come up empty. Please hope me. The general answer to mood-related questions, both here and from therapy, is "keep track of your mood". I can't do that. I lose interest after a few days because "I"m fine now, that was a lot of huffle about nothing." [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 29, 2010 - 12 answers

Look great! Feel awful!

How Do I Gym? So, I got a few free months at a local gym and I'm making myself go three times a week but I'm having a few issues relating to concentration and mood. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Apr 17, 2010 - 26 answers

Hey world, stop telling me what to do!

I've become super sensitive to people bossing me around, and it's freaking me out. How do I stop this delayed-onset teenage rebellion before it gets me in trouble? [more inside]
posted by Maarika on Mar 22, 2010 - 13 answers

How does normal feel?

I think I recently emerged from a long term funk (perhaps dysthymia, or long term mild depression, but I'm not going fix on a diagnosis). I've had a few awesome weeks recently, but also a few that were just as bad as before. The trouble is: I'm not used to feeling good, so I don't understand what I can expect. Help me understand this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 14, 2010 - 10 answers

How do I keep the daily grind from grinding me down?

How do you keep a mediocre job/work environment from getting you down? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Feb 2, 2010 - 6 answers

Birth control blues

Can I safely stop birth control pills before the pack is through? [more inside]
posted by roxie5 on Jan 9, 2010 - 7 answers

Vulnerable songs

What song(s) would you describe as "vulnerable"? [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Dec 31, 2009 - 110 answers

I hate you. You hate me..

I woke up this morning hating everyone and everything. Help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2009 - 24 answers

I could be bounded in a nutshell, and count myself a king of infinite space

NightmareFilter: Every few months I have a really bad nightmare that leaves me sort of shaken and out of it for the rest of the day. How do I shake that kind of mood? [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Nov 11, 2009 - 18 answers

I don't want to spiral downward

Please tell me about your experience with mood stabilizers such as Lamictal and Depakote. [more inside]
posted by hollygoheavy on Sep 18, 2009 - 20 answers

are there legal substances that mimic (some of) the effects of cocaine?

are there legal substances that mimic (some of) the effects of cocaine? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Jul 30, 2009 - 31 answers

Mood Setting Music

Where can I find free music that can generate a certain mood? [more inside]
posted by spacefire on Jun 8, 2009 - 3 answers

Wanted: suggestions for dealing with fluctuating mood

I get somewhat euphoric when working on a major project, but crash when it's done. Any suggestions for avoiding/dealing with the crash, and keeping myself in check during the euphoric periods? Is it possible that this will get worse? [more inside]
posted by Baethan on May 18, 2009 - 11 answers

The effect of moderate drinking on mood and results during weight loss?

What has been your own personal experience with strictly moderate alcohol consumption (1-2 drinks/night) when engaged in any kind of weight loss regimen you've done? Did it have any noticeable effect on your mood, outlook, and progress? Better yet, what changes did you notice cutting out drinking or adding it back in? (please no crusading or mere speculation, thanks)
posted by crapmatic on Mar 15, 2009 - 23 answers

How do I get my body to calm down?

How do I begin to deal with what appears to be generalized anxiety disorder? I am wondering about experiences with anxiety medication... Help me fix my whacked out body! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 8, 2009 - 25 answers

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