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For me whenever I am feeling anxious,depressed or just blah I really love to knit,chrochet,or do some drawings.I use a lot of puns it helps me to relax some.Maybe if you had a hobby you could concentrate on that when you are feeling anxious or depressed.I am not saying it will make the symptoms disappear but it may help you for a little while.I also do paid surveys it is nice getting a a little check in the mail.However I do find if the anxieties are really bad nothing seems to help especially if it develops into a full blown panic attack.Nothing seems to work for those.
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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.
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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.
NOw see for me I cannot stand anything scented because it bothers my allergies.My next door neighor use to burn insense it would come through the vents it was so strong my throat would burn ,but now they have stopped this burning of candles to ,good the smell is awful.
I love to sing too ,I have been told that I have a nice singing voice
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Thank you for making this thread, xmascarol! Unfortunately when I'm feeling bad I just can't think of anything else. Distractions don't seem to work for me. I'm glad other people are able to get through this, though. You're all very strong people! Sending many hugs to everyone
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Thank you for making this thread, xmascarol! Unfortunately when I'm feeling bad I just can't think of anything else. Distractions don't seem to work for me. I'm glad other people are able to get through this, though. You're all very strong people! Sending many hugs to everyone
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I like going out to eat. I know using food to cope isnít necessarily a good coping skill, but I think I have it under control, since I donít do it all the time and I usually watch what I eat when I donít go out to eat.
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Once when I was at Fry's with my husband I was very upset and depressed. I just couldn't get myself feeling any better. They have a magazine section so I picked up one to take home, called Victoria. When we got home I just sat on the couch telling myself, "Just look at the pictures. Just look at the pictures." I didn't try to read any of the text because I would have been unable to concentrate, but there were some beautiful illustrations of flowers and old English buildings, and in a way that distracted me and helped to calm down a little bit.
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For me whenever I am feeling anxious,depressed or just blah I really love to knit,chrochet,or do some drawings.I use a lot of puns it helps me to relax some.Maybe if you had a hobby you could concentrate on that when you are feeling anxious or depressed.I am not saying it will make the symptoms disappear but it may help you for a little while.I also do paid surveys it is nice getting a a little check in the mail.However I do find if the anxieties are really bad nothing seems to help especially if it develops into a full blown panic attack.Nothing seems to work for those.


I drown it all out with music or tv.. or cuddle my cat
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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.
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I drown it all out with music or tv.. or cuddle my cat
Sometimes I will watch the Music Choice channels,they have like the 90's,80's,70's and the real oldies dont care for the music they have out today however I do like Madonna,Stevie Nicks and of course the Carpenters they are from the past but very good.
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