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Hey everyone!

So, I had an interview yesterday, and I am constantly checking my email and phone to hear back from them. I REALLY want this job because this will be my opportunity to come off of disability, get out on my own, and finally take charge of my life and start living! I am scared yes, because this bipolar illness is such a monster that comes back and throws me in the hospital and destroys my life every few years, but if I don't take a stand now, I will never be fully okay and feel independent, which I DESPERATELY want.

Anyway, I am going kinda crazy here waiting to hear back, so I am wondering:

Can you guys recommend a game, forum, chat board, app, or something that keeps your mind occupied?? I am not opposed to arts and crafts either, I just might need to get supplies. It's hard to sit down and read too because my mind keeps wandering, I need something I can be interactive with.

Any ideas would be appreciated!!
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Good luck with the job!

Here's a link to an article, from PC's archives, that talks about using crafts to "interrupt" rumination. Perhaps there are some suggestions in this article that can help:

Crafting to Interrupt Rumination in Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD
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Good luck with the job!

Here's a link to an article, from PC's archives, that talks about using crafts to "interrupt" rumination. Perhaps there are some suggestions in this article that can help:

Crafting to Interrupt Rumination in Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD
Thanks so much for your support Skeezyks! I REALLY hope I get this job - I am in such anguish over the waiting process. I am feeling anxiety that I don't normally feel!

The article was fantastic. I think I am going to spend a few days making a birthday card for my best friend. I am going to handmake it and take my time, it should get my mind off things. Thanks for giving me the great idea!
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Coloring is fun for when I need a distraction.

Journaling is helpful cause it sorts my thoughts and gets emotions out

There are also a lot of cool D.I.Y projects on Pinterest
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Coloring is fun for when I need a distraction.

Journaling is helpful cause it sorts my thoughts and gets emotions out

There are also a lot of cool D.I.Y projects on Pinterest
Thanks so much BlueBird!!

I am thinking about writing out a blog post, (almost like journaling).

I have some markers so I might do some detailed coloring, it may be really helpful.

I need to get that Pokémon game though!
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I mostly hang out at PC and troll the tv channels avoiding commercials.
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I mostly hang out at PC and troll the tv channels avoiding commercials.
That's what I do mostly! I troll the channels, flipping like crazy to avoid commercials. I go through batteries like crazy!

I am thinking of buying Stardew Valley and getting into some crafts. It will be a nice distraction for a while.
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Hey everyone!

So, I had an interview yesterday, and I am constantly checking my email and phone to hear back from them. I REALLY want this job because this will be my opportunity to come off of disability, get out on my own, and finally take charge of my life and start living! I am scared yes, because this bipolar illness is such a monster that comes back and throws me in the hospital and destroys my life every few years, but if I don't take a stand now, I will never be fully okay and feel independent, which I DESPERATELY want.

Anyway, I am going kinda crazy here waiting to hear back, so I am wondering:

Can you guys recommend a game, forum, chat board, app, or something that keeps your mind occupied?? I am not opposed to arts and crafts either, I just might need to get supplies. It's hard to sit down and read too because my mind keeps wandering, I need something I can be interactive with.

Any ideas would be appreciated!!


do you own (or have access too) an amazon alexa?

the games on their are heaps of fun

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Smilezilla - Daily Jokes and Funny Stories

is a great website to visit every day for new funny jokes and stories
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game wise, the only one that comes to mind is alter ego

it's a life simulation game where you get choices which, when you respond, depends on how your life plays out

you play from birth to death, and after each life stage (their's 7) you get a little mini report about what your choices show

I've still not completed it
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do you own (or have access too) an amazon alexa?

the games on their are heaps of fun

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Smilezilla - Daily Jokes and Funny Stories

is a great website to visit every day for new funny jokes and stories
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game wise, the only one that comes to mind is alter ego

it's a life simulation game where you get choices which, when you respond, depends on how your life plays out

you play from birth to death, and after each life stage (their's 7) you get a little mini report about what your choices show

I've still not completed it
I actually have an Alexa and I have played her Song Quiz, (I dominated the 90s category!), and I have had fun talking to her A.I. - All you have to do is say "Alexa, let's chat" and you'll be connected with one of her social bots, and its VERY interesting and fascinating to talk to her.

Alter Ego sounds like the Sims Game that I have which I have been meaning to start again. I think they are loads of fun.

Thanks for the suggestions!
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