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Old 03-24-2019, 05:34 PM   #1
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I have plans to call and start getting in with a mental health provider tomorrow morning; but I need some suggestions on things I can do to calm myself down and work things out for myself when I get suddenly irritable and depressed. Music normally helps, but I知 at a loss of what I want to listen to lately, so I want to try to find something else I could do to calm down. Any suggestions are welcome
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Old 03-24-2019, 06:59 PM   #2
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There are infinite coping skills you can use. Different methods work for different people and what works today may be a complete fail tomorrow. Here's a list of 99 coping skills to try. Maybe one of these will work for you at some point.

99 Coping Skills

I think the key is being self aware enough to realize you need to lean on a coping skill and making yourself do it.
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Old 03-24-2019, 07:28 PM   #3
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but I知 at a loss of what I want to listen to lately, so I want to try to find something else I could do to calm down. Any suggestions are welcome


I had wonderful luck just surfing you tube ... found my goto ... don't know why but it sooths me so well .... try something totally different than you are used too ... for me it is korean kpop ... and yes I do not speak a word but just love the "sound" ... works for me ... good luck ....
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I love music too but also have times where simply choosing a song does my head in, as does any choice. It is a horrible state to be in so I知 sorry you池e suffering. I知 those situations I tend to get outside for as long as I can manage, tidy my flat, make a hot drink, or at my worst curl up in a ball on my bed so at least I知 safe. It depends on how bad you are suffering as to what coping skill will work. Be kind to yourself. Keep searching for options. Hopefully soon you will find what is right for you.
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do you journal?. that can help

tv shows/ movies

taking a walk

trivia/ quizzes (if you're in to that sort of thing)

reading
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and welcome kstela

I hope being here helps you
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do you journal?. that can help



tv shows/ movies



taking a walk



trivia/ quizzes (if you're in to that sort of thing)



reading


I don稚 journal; though I have noticed that what calms me down changes pretty often to where I知 not 100% sure what will help. Music has always been my go to, and then I use to read all the time. Now, it seems like I知 not interested in reading anymore and that all I seem to do it work, come home, watch some tv, eat and go to bed; repeat.

Thank you, I am also hoping that I知 able to get some help here as well.
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I don稚 journal; though I have noticed that what calms me down changes pretty often to where I知 not 100% sure what will help. Music has always been my go to, and then I use to read all the time. Now, it seems like I知 not interested in reading anymore and that all I seem to do it work, come home, watch some tv, eat and go to bed; repeat.

Thank you, I am also hoping that I知 able to get some help here as well.


what do you do? (for work I mean)

do you enjoy what you do?
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what do you do? (for work I mean)



do you enjoy what you do?


I work in a call center; and for the most part, I do enjoy it. Sure there痴 bad days and stressful days, but for the most part I enjoy it and it痴 been better on my mental health compared to when I worked Healthcare.

Working Healthcare had me so stressed out that I would hear my name being called and no one was calling me.

So compared to my last profession, this is definitely better.
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It takes a special person to work in a call center -- my first job was working in a call center. I couldn't handle the stress of call after call after all back to back with no break, rude people, the pressure to sell.. it was ridiculous for me. I commend you for your work!
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