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I find coloring helps with anxiety. When I am too anxious, I can't focus enough to read but I can color.

It also really helps me to be around other people. It's worst when I am all alone.
I have to agree coloring is very relaxing and I love to draw too,
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watch tv.

I find that if i'm watching a good tv show, with a good plot, I forget what I'm meant to be doing (the reason I'm anxious), and can focus on the tv programme.

I repeat myself a lot when I'm anxious as well or try to change the subject

something else I tend to like doing is making excuses for why I can't do it (things that I don't actually need to do, but it puts it off longer and longer)

or act like a tortoise and do everything so slow the time just runs out and I don't do it anyway
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when I'm depressed I tend to think of the people who are currently worse off and try to think of things i'm greatful for

you know: here I am by my window, being able to type on the forum and listen to music, their's currently people in hospital wards lying on their bed unable to leave the room- that kind of thing.

makes me feel a bit more... well, what have I got to be depressed about- their's people currently having surgery who are probably really depressed about it.

this thought works for me at night time too when I can't sleep

I used to think I was the only person up in england at 3 in the morning, but think of the hospital patients, the nurses, airport staff, ambulance crews, loads of people.. I'm not alone

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I also try to give myself something to look forward to

like: I may be anxious now, but later I can go have a mcdonalds when it's finished

gets me past the " what if it doesn't end" feeling.
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I also try to give myself something to look forward to

like: I may be anxious now, but later I can go have a mcdonalds when it's finished

gets me past the " what if it doesn't end" feeling.
When I have to go to my doctors I always get my driver to bring me either to Dunkin Donuts or McDonalds since they are right next door to each other.You know what is really good? Pumpkin coffee love anything with pumpkin coffee.This is a real treat for me everytime I have to go out which is not to often.I thought this was beautiful the other day my best friend came by and she brought me over a coffee despite the fact she wasnt delivering any meals for that day shows she must really love me.
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Taking a bubble bath, making music playlists, watching youtube videos, doing yoga or some kind of light exercise, playing guitar.
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Walking. Reading. Watching movies. Talking. Spending time on PC.
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I like to put on my scented wax melter. Any good scents help to relax me and help me feel grounded. I also like to draw, color, read, journal, and play videogames. Having a cup of tea, decaf coffee, or cocoa and reading is so relaxing! It's hard to get started on any of these things when I'm anxious or depressed but once I push myself to just get started for couple minutes I end up getting into it and enjoying myself.
I try to get busy with some physical activity. It could be housework, or working out or something crafty. Just something, anything that can bring me into the here and now. Doesn’t always work, but even the effort seems to help.
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Walking. Reading. Watching movies. Talking. Spending time on PC.
Walking I cannot do but I do love to read mysteries and horror books .I just about live on my pc do surveys and make some money.
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I try to get busy with some physical activity. It could be housework, or working out or something crafty. Just something, anything that can bring me into the here and now. Doesn’t always work, but even the effort seems to help.
I do a lot of knitting and crocheting I love it ,I make hats,scarves,slipper. headbands and afghans I give them away for Christmas time my friend brings them to the soup kitten.They loved the stuff.
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