How do you pick yourself up after having a rough time with depression or just a bad day? Everyone has their different coping methods, some people have odd ones. What are some of the things that pick you up when you are down? For me, I have many different things that help with different emotions. For Anxiety, Frustration and even Anger: Watching Kitchen Nightmares makes me oddly feel better. I guess I just understand where Ramsay gets frustrated with people, and while I am a blunt person it helps to see a blunter person. However, there are levels that he takes that I know I wouldn't. Depression, bad day: Cleaning and getting rid of shit. There are many people in this world that collect things to comfort themselves; I am the opposite. I get rid of anything I haven't used in over three months, whether I love it or not, if I don't use it I junk it. A fair amount of walking helps too.