Someone asked me on ask.fm recently: "How do you deal with negative emotions?"
I figured I may as well share it here since it's actually a question that I get asked more frequently than others.
The better stuff I do to deal with bleh
I try to figure out the source of the problem and tackle it head-on so it doesn't fester and become worse. Always break problems down into smaller steps and solve them step by step in order to prevent getting overwhelmed. If it's not something I can address or fix, or if it's something I have to wait to fix, then...
I microwave cookie dough and eat that with some milk. Sugars and fats stimulate an area of the brain that produces reward chemicals.
Same with hugs. I go beg for hugs from my husband because hugs help release oxytocin, and that's a healthier alternative to eating cookies.
I go work out. 30 to 60 minutes of cardio will make me tired enough to not feel so horrible, or rather, I'm too busy feeling physically horrib