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OLLiEj

916d

any creative coping mechanisms?

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    • sunflower7

      907d

      I really like doing ceramics, i don't have access to good clay or kilns anymore but i still like using air dry clay, it's always been a really good distraction and outlet for me

    • sunflower7

      907d

      I really like doing ceramics, i don't have access to good clay or kilns anymore but i still like using air dry clay, it's always been a really good distraction and outlet for me

    • seatune

      910d

      rhythm games, keeps my hands busy and my head occupied. basic motor functions retain and quickens brain function and output. great for combating mental deterioration from depression

    • jay_

      911d

      I play video games so I need to use both of my hands. I also like playing my ukulele, and reading helps because it puts my full focus somewhere else

    • Jadie

      911d

      I journal and do artsy stuff with my synesthesia. My memory is very strongly related to it to. I am starting a new hobby where I walk around my neighborhood and find colors to paint match and put them in my journal like a swatch book of a place. It encourages me to go outside and help ground me.

    • PondWater

      911d

      i make tiny origami stars. i also use a knitting machine bc it’s neat and i like the fun klick-clack noise lol

    • comealittlecloser

      915d

      If you’re really into music you can make a hobby of looking for new artists you may like or checking out different genres, or pick up an instrument yourself. If you’re into gaming, fantasy games like Skyrim are very easy to get lost in and very fun

    • Jadie

      916d

      Paint mixing. Makes you think in different ways and keeps you grounded since you have to pay attention to real objects.

    • Rasin

      916d

      i paint on myself

    • Lyric

      916d

      Crocheting/knitting and writing! I express a lot of my emotions through poetry and journaling so that tends to help me. There are some really cool journals out there where you can write and also color pictures within them. I tend to use these for my poetry/songwriting so it’s nice. Also, video games tend to help me. I always suggest things like Animal Crossing or Stardew Valley, etc. sometimes just casual games to get my mind off things.

    • lizziemay

      916d

      get a nintendo switch!! it’s so relaxing and also helps w body focused behaviors bc it requires two hands

    • Marx

      916d

      Learn a language! If you want to challenge yourself, learn a super hard one >:) that will definitely keep you busy. Plus, it’s educational

    • Marx

      916d

      Oh also, I like making music playlists. You can make playlists on your moods, one for each month of the year, seasons, colors, literally anything. Then give it a cool name. Music always helps, AND it keeps you busy

    • Marx

      916d

      Oooo I’ve taken up on fashion design class this year, and it’s helped ngl. Sew a cool little tote bag!!

    • OLLiEj

      916d

      I have started crochet its really entertaining:3

    • Chesbro99

      916d

      Diamond painting and crocheting. For the same reason

    • Isopod

      916d

      embroidery! keeps my hands busy, keeps me from picking at my skin, and i get a cool thing out of it when i’m done!

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