Candyqueen1997

339d

I'm new to all of this and was wondering how everyone works through bad depression and anxiety

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    • IAmTired247

      339d

      Through my bad depression, I do a reward system. It's stupid I know but it does work. I reward myself no matter the task. It helps a lot. Get out of bed? Reward. Brush teeth? Reward. Feed dog? Reward. Everything gets a reward no matter how small or stupid the task is, it helps to keep me moving throughout the day so I don't become a blob in a dark room. It has a 60/40 chance of working depending on the day. I also keep track of my mood too using an app called dailyo and I write small notes throughout the day of what made me have a smidge of happiness and what made my mood worse. For anxiety, I do a mix of music, my dog, and plushies. I usually do breathing techniques when I go to a quiet area to calm down in. Hopefully you find something that helps you 🤗

    • IAmTired247

      339d

      Through my bad depression, I do a reward system. It's stupid I know but it does work. I reward myself no matter the task. It helps a lot. Get out of bed? Reward. Brush teeth? Reward. Feed dog? Reward. Everything gets a reward no matter how small or stupid the task is, it helps to keep me moving throughout the day so I don't become a blob in a dark room. It has a 60/40 chance of working depending on the day. I also keep track of my mood too using an app called dailyo and I write small notes throughout the day of what made me have a smidge of happiness and what made my mood worse. For anxiety, I do a mix of music, my dog, and plushies. I usually do breathing techniques when I go to a quiet area to calm down in. Hopefully you find something that helps you 🤗

      • Candyqueen1997

        339d

        @IAmTired247 thank you so much

      • kittyrose

        339d

        @IAmTired247 what is an example of a reward for you? When I'm depressed I often don't find anything positive, so it's hard to find something rewarding

        • IAmTired247

          338d

          @kittyrose chocolate like those gold coins from Lindt. I love those and I buy a bulk of them any chance I get if they are on sale as it's expensive candy.

    • EternalEyes

      339d

      Me personally what I do is I look up Bible verses that speak concerning depression and anxiety and write them down to help me remember God's promises

    • MKLicious

      339d

      I like a good cry in the shower. I also watch vintage episodes of Real Housewives and remind myself that at least my life isn’t as bad as those women’s

      • MKLicious

        339d

        @MKLicious A Xanax also helps

    • Raspberry1996

      339d

      Sometimes It honestly helps me to cry it out. Sometimes I vent to my partner. Or make a therapy appointment for sometime soon if I’m really spiraling. Having an as needed anxiety med helped too.

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