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lindywoo

809d

does anyone know some good coping mechanisms for when i’m feeling very stressed abt things or have no motivation because of my anxiety and depression.

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    • lindywoo

      808d

      @MatchaBunn thank you so much for the help!! i will definitely try this and get back to you

    • Zee_Johnson

      808d

      For me it’s to breath write down what your feeling and burn it so you can move forward!

    • PEPhoenix

      808d

      Fiber arts have been a kind of meditation for me. Also low impact exercise. Such as yoga, a walk outdoors, or even YouTube walking exercises has helped me to release some of the anxious energy and distract my mind.

    • Rhen

      808d

      Yes. Heart math is a GREAT breathing technique that is scientifically proven. Go to YouTube or Google and watch a video on how to do it!!!!!

    • MatchaBunn

      808d

      I find that setting a timer for 10-15 minutes and just brain dumping—writing out everything that’s on my mind—is really helpful just to put it somewhere else so it’s not taking up the mental space. Allow yourself to have those feelings, and if once doesn’t feel like enough, journal again! In conjunction with that, I like to treat myself to something I enjoy. Do you have a sense that is particularly grounding for you? If you’re using the 5-4-3-2-1 grounding technique, you can organize it to meet your sensory profile; so for me, I go for touch first because it tends to bring me back to the present the easiest. And bonus if the thing you enjoy hits on multiple senses! Lastly, be kind to yourself and remember to take breaks to check-in with yourself to go through grounding again. It’s a great practice to use even when you’re feeling good! But especially when the depression and anxiety can draw us away from our goals and our body. You can do this, and there is a great community here that will be along the journey with you.

      • lindywoo

        808d

        @MatchaBunn thank you so much for the help!! i will definitely try this and get back to you

    • the39thfrog

      809d

      for me it’s legos and paper crafts, way too expensive? yes. harmful to myself or others? no!! i like that they keep my brain and hands occupied and if i put a comforting show on in the background my brain is even more occupied. also, since with regular art i tend to feel bad and not good enough, legos and pepper crafts have specific instruction and result so it’s harder to feel that what i make isn’t good enough!! i just barely discovered it but this or engaging in any of my special interests can help me a lot! lmk if you try it and if it helps. (ps the 3 in 1 legos are good because you don’t need to buy more pieces)

      • Lilly123

        808d

        @the39thfrog I like that my brain and hands are moving

    • lavvend3r

      809d

      find a video game u really like, color while listening to music, etc

      • lindywoo

        808d

        @lavvend3r thanks for the advice!! i used to love video games but stopped playing them a couple years ago. maybe i should start playing them again.

        • lavvend3r

          808d

          @lindywoo what kind of console do u play games on?! i can recommend u some games that have helped me when i’m stressed if u like :)

    • lavvend3r

      809d

      i’m having the same issue :( i wish i had some more advice, all i can say is do things you enjoy more often and put yourself first

    • Snezia

      809d

      Praying didn’t work

    • Snezia

      809d

      I wish I did.

    • Lilly123

      809d

      I am replying because I have the same issue, so I understand. Waiting for someone to reply with the answer

    • Pickeljuice420

      809d

      Pray it away sis ! ✝️💕

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