I’m struggling with coping with positive coping skills. Any advice for someone who has gone through this, no matter the mental health issue in particular you happen to be struggling with, or even if it’s multiple?
I think talking to someone always helps me. Even though, especially in the thick of it you don’t want to. Being able to talk to a friend, therapist if you’re able, or family member can be such a great help. I know it’s hard to battle feeling like a burden when asking for help or talking but in my experience it always helps. Especially a good hug. It certainly doesn’t fix anything but it feels good in the moment
Connecting with people, even just texting a friend. And opposite action is a big one for me. Even if I feel like crying in bed, I try to get myself to take just one walk around the block. Also making sure I’m eating on a regular schedule so my blood sugar is stable.
Thank you both so much I appreciate the advice and definitely relate. I feel like I don’t have much support at all in my life because people close to me have called me a Debbie downer and asked if I could not talk about my depression or anxiety so I’m learning to keep shut but it’s killing me inside when I just wanna almost scream I’m not ok pls help me and my doctor and counselor only help so much but even then they talk to me rarely and it feels like convos on repeat almost. I hope any of this makes sense.....
That makes sense. I’m so sorry. Your feelings and you are valid. I care about you and I know so many people do too. A few other things that help me is getting outside and soaking in the sun. Even if you don’t want to. As well as just going through the basics. Force yourself out of bed, take a shower, go on a short walk, and go through the motions. It can help that fog a little in my opinion
What I've found that helps me is self care. Showering regularly and brushing my teeth. Making sure I shave and just make myself feel good. I treat it kinda like a spa day to myself to take take of myself. It may help.
That’s something I struggle with self care and even hygiene at times because of how bad my mental health is but I hate admitting it because it’s embarrassing and people hate being around me for it it’s like I’m subconsciously forcing people away because what’s the point. It’s to the point that my significant other gets mean about it when I start backtracking on my self care and hygiene because it’s affecting him and I know I should think of him and I do and I try so hard for him I don’t know what is wrong with my brain that just makes it go “let’s be as disgusting as possible so everyone hates us and we end up alone and wanting to be dead eventually” like why is my brain making me such a burden. Why AM I a burden? Why do I have to be? Why can’t I do simple things. And I mean SIMPLE....why am I like this what’s wrong with me......
honestly my favorite coping mechanism is napping, lovely if you have some spare time and a cuddly animal, terrible when i need to get things done 😅
Honestly that is one of my coping skills I do and it’s half great but half gets in the way of my daily life
But I feel you so much on that
I still have no reliable coping skills. But I’d say it’s the little things. Even an app on your phone you can play to distract you. Or find a comfort show. (Sometimes I get so upset I watch my little pony)
There are sooo many positive coping skills! Art ( all forms ), coloring,music,walking, exercise, writing, talking, video games, makeup, cooking, cleaning, and way more!
Thank you all for the good ideas ^_^ I just wish I had the energy for them but thank you....honestly I need to do this, any of these things which honestly I do at times but not enough
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