When sad I mope, then I mope some more. I sleep, I sit at my computer, I just go on existing. Being sad just drains me completely and I lack the motivation to do even the most basic of things. If it goes on long enough I start to get suicidal thoughts and feelings. I used to have issues with ruminating on the thoughts and feelings that triggered it in the first place, but I don't anymore as I have learned to stop that. In it's place I can switch it off, and all that remains is an icky sickly feeling that I can't place easily, but that doesn't make it stop. It simply stops the anxiety associated with it which is good.
Anger is an emotion I almost never feel. When I do a quick yell or kicking of an object will vent it and it will pass.
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Assuming it's for no reason/no reason that I can really do anything about, then I usually try to spend time with people I like (esp do something active with them) or maybe watch a movie with a treat or something a little fancy and then go to bed early...
Your kisses, sweeter than honey. But guess what, so is my money.
This is something I've been changing lately. I used to dwell on the sad things and indulge in it for a good while. Now when not sad I look for things that make me happy, and how I can improve the current situation. Then when sad, I am less likely to indulge it, and I concentrate on actively focusing on better things. Where you put your concentration is your choice, I know I have a strong imagination and that reinforced the sadness, but now I am using my imagination as an ally and using it for good. Though I'm sure the axes thing sounds satisfying.
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It depends on the situation, but the most common is that I take a very long, scalding shower and listen to sad music. I really wish I had a large bathtub.
Sometimes when extremely frustrated, I really wish it was acceptable to smash things. I scream internally and might do something like bite my pillow and scratch at my arms a bit or whatever, but it really doesn't make for that good of a release.
I whine and/or rant, listen to sad and/or angry music, try to distract myself, and/or sleep. Sometimes I cry or go for a walk.
Edit: One time when I was really angry at someone, I went on WoW, made a orc that looked like her, then ran her into the desert in her underwear and made her dance while scorpions were stinging her to death. That helped a little.
“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.” ~ John Rogers