I don't comfort myself with false hopes, or things that are non-existent or non-tangible.
I think it's good and healthy to comfort ourselves with real things and people.
When you are down, my friends, there are lots of things to seek comfort in. Don't think of ending your lives, don't entertain suicidal thoughts.
For me, when I am down I seek comfort in -
Taking a walk in the park
Don't ever belittle these things and people. They can really help you out of the shadows yea?
Other things you can do when you feel down are -
Chocolates - proven to have de-stressing effect
Taking a walk on the beach
Watch the sunset
Think about how life is so big, and how the world is so exciting. You won't want to miss out on it!
Going for camps
Taking a deep breath
Sun-tanning (releases lots of stress, I tried it before!)
Well, there you go. Those who feel down, don't despair. Go do something to de-stress. :)