What do you do when you reach that point? What are your coping strategies for pushing sadness away for a while?
Some of the things that have worked for me:
- Work on something creative that doesn't require deep thought (simple knitting, sewing basic patchwork, copy-editing Wikipedia entries)
- Focus on someone else's problems for a change (volunteering at the food bank, donating needed items to local charities)
- Bake cookies (and, in my case, give them away before I'm tempted to eat them)
- Sleep. A lot.