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If I can manage to go outside of the house, I really like to go to my local pool hall and play billiards for a couple hours.

If I want to stay home, I usually try to lose myself in a book. This is wonderful for me. I'm not sure if others can relate but it really takes me out of myself/ my current situation and helps me calm down. I find it very therapeutic to get lost in a story.

Other than that, I will tend to my bonsai trees. This is a curious one because a lot of the time tending to them physically would actually do more harm than good, so I check the soil, water them if they need it, and look for new growth and admire it. No matter what, this has always proven to be very calming to me.
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If I can manage to go outside of the house, I really like to go to my local pool hall and play billiards for a couple hours.

If I want to stay home, I usually try to lose myself in a book. This is wonderful for me. I'm not sure if others can relate but it really takes me out of myself/ my current situation and helps me calm down. I find it very therapeutic to get lost in a story.

Other than that, I will tend to my bonsai trees. This is a curious one because a lot of the time tending to them physically would actually do more harm than good, so I check the soil, water them if they need it, and look for new growth and admire it. No matter what, this has always proven to be very calming to me.
I cant wait until spring I am sick and tired of being stuck inside,now you wouldnt have heard me say that about two years ago,I have agoraphobia really bad so it is hard for me to go out
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Taking a bubble bath, making music playlists, watching youtube videos, doing yoga or some kind of light exercise, playing guitar.


I hear you on the playlists

yes... deffenetely a good distraction
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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.


I agree that's really good.

wow I wish I had someone like that
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I agree that's really good.

wow I wish I had someone like that
Well after 8 days without her she should be able to stay tomorrow I hope,I get so lonely very easily.
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creative writing.

or if not writing, even telling a story in your head
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I love doing some drawing I have made about 50 pictures already to bad I cannot share them on this site.Most of them are puns.I love using puns.
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Reading helps some, so does music and exercise, and distractions sometimes help.
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Reading helps some, so does music and exercise, and distractions sometimes help.
I do a lot of knitting and crocheting. I just made three afghans in 2 and a half weeks that is because I am working on them all the time
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creative writing.

or if not writing, even telling a story in your head
I once tried journaling through a full blown panic attack. I suspect it helped but what I do remember most is that I ended up with a piece of writing I was really happy with. I still have it around maybe 15 years later. On rare occasions I have shown it to people who donít have panic so they can get an idea of what itís like for some of us. Only people I trust though, as my (crisis clinician)friend said: some people reading that would think you were having a psychotic break, but itís just severe anxiety. Maybe Iíll try it again & see how it goes as a coping mechanism..
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