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Default Getting over negative feelings

I'll try to keep this short.

I posted something on reddit but it got no replies and it was downvoted. so that made me upset. I have written my feelings down for the past 3 and a half hours. I did take some breaks. as I'm journaling, more things pop up that seem to bother me. I feel like I'm a loss for how to improve my mental well-being. I feel somewhat hopeless. I still feel motivated.

how do I get over these feelings? I don't want to start this year with negativity like this.
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I'll try to keep this short.

I posted something on reddit but it got no replies and it was downvoted. so that made me upset. I have written my feelings down for the past 3 and a half hours. I did take some breaks. as I'm journaling, more things pop up that seem to bother me. I feel like I'm a loss for how to improve my mental well-being. I feel somewhat hopeless. I still feel motivated.

how do I get over these feelings? I don't want to start this year with negativity like this.
Sorry you are struggling. Have you tried therapy or meditation?
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Sorry you are struggling. Have you tried therapy or meditation?
I'm in therapy but I can't see my therapist for a while. I haven't tried meditation yet.
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I'm in therapy but I can't see my therapist for a while. I haven't tried meditation yet.

Check out some guided meditation videos on YouTube. You can pick a feeling or thought which is bothering you and choose a video that way.

Meditation is a research-based method for reducing anxiety and depression. The more you repeat, the more effective it is. You can try it morning and night or any time you feel badly. Be well
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I swear people go around being nasty on line for some type of sadistic kick sometimes.

I wouldn't dwell too too long on a post but maybe find a different outlet.
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I would start by not caring about likes, downvotes or followers.
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I can certainly understand you feeling upset about not getting replies. I have been there on other sites, social media sites that is and when I post a comment or something that to me is important and I get no replies or thoughts from others, I get down. I always felt like I was not worth anything based on others lives. This may be what you are feeling inside some. Being positive and feeling like you have worth are two different things and believe me it can be destructive to the mind to think that they are the same. I can tell you that I still struggle with this. Most times I have to tell myself that I am worth a lot and as long as I feel worth something to myself then I am valuable. There are things that you can do that others cannot and there are things that others can do that you can't. Focus on the things that you can, only the things that you can. Find what your talents are and do those things. Share what you know and can do with those and let them share with you. You are not hopeless, you are not worthless, you are worth a lot, you are important. It is awesome that you are still motivated, because that is very hard to maintain and you are maintaining it. Writing a journal is good. I encourage you to continue in that. I have not been able to journal my thoughts so you have an outlet that I have not been able to do. I applaud you for your courage to post this.
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Online communities can be tough... I was actually just thinking the other day that this world would be a much better place if we looked at every personal interaction as a real living and breathing person instead of a car on the road, a user on a forum or website, etc.
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Online communities can be tough... I was actually just thinking the other day that this world would be a much better place if we looked at every personal interaction as a real living and breathing person instead of a car on the road, a user on a forum or website, etc.
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I'm so sorry, Ljj7000 Unfortunatelu negative feelings are hard to deal with. I agree with HopefullyLost1211 that meditation could be useful. I'd also suggest to keep journaling, as I think it will help you feel better in the long run. And I also agree with all the others about avoiding social media if you can. Unfortunately it can have pretty bad effects on our mental health. Please don't give up. Things can get better. You won't feel like this forever. I hope you'll be able to see your therapist soon. You can do this! You're strong, I'm sure of that. I hope writing here helps a bit. Feel free to PM me anytime. I'm always available if you need to talk. Sending many hugs to you
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