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Zebrapotato37659

505d

What do you do to distract yourself from harmful thoughts?

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    • djtherandomraven

      498d

      I channel that energy into a thought that's less?? Like if I'm having a self destructive thought,like a not so good thought of filling up the bathtub and then using it to make myself do the not breathe and live then I'm like nope let's change that into something else something that's still "destructive" in a way but won't hurt me,like instead of that i'll chop off all my hair or something Just so I have a less harmful thought weighing in my head but if I do it on impulse it won't harm me in anyway-

    • DogWhisperer

      498d

      I message my best friend. I tell her what's going on in my head. She comes to me in a jiffy or I go to her if I have gad. We hang out for a few hours and after a while I'm feeling better. She's always there for me and helps me. ❤️ Hope you find what works best. If you need an understanding ear, im here for you.

    • djtherandomraven

      498d

      I channel that energy into a thought that's less?? Like if I'm having a self destructive thought,like a not so good thought of filling up the bathtub and then using it to make myself do the not breathe and live then I'm like nope let's change that into something else something that's still "destructive" in a way but won't hurt me,like instead of that i'll chop off all my hair or something Just so I have a less harmful thought weighing in my head but if I do it on impulse it won't harm me in anyway-

    • Zebrapotato37659

      499d

      Thanks

    • Chrissyposi

      502d

      I wear hair ties or an actual rubber band around my wrist at all times. I also will play music and tune out the world. Watch your favorite show, or find a simple work out you can do at home and do that until you forget the negative thought that was keeping you down ❤️

    • abi07x

      502d

      i normally go out for a walk to the shop near the bottom of my road for a drink with my headphones i’m not listening to sad music then i come home and watch a show i’m fixated on at the moment in time

    • StarryAstronaut

      502d

      I sometimes have to have multiple things at the same time. I often have Netflix on my laptop with subtitles, music in earphones and also doing something else drawing or playing a game on my phone. (I know this can become quite overwhelming with so much at the same time, I think it’s my ADHD brain that needs so much, but sometimes it takes all of those at once to be able to take my focus off of those thoughts)

      • StarryAstronaut

        502d

        @StarryAstronaut I get that this isn’t for everyone, but sometimes it’s about trying different things to find out what works. That’s how I found that it takes me doing multiple other things at once to be able to try to ignore the thoughts.

    • tea444

      502d

      drawing (vent art has helped me a lot), watching my favorite shows (my current special interest is The Clone Wars), making myself a fancy drink

    • JuniperJayde

      502d

      The Walking Dead, I watch my comfort shows, and I hang out with my momma, I also have a weighed blanket I hide under

      • Zebrapotato37659

        499d

        @JuniperJayde Thanks

    • pandamoose

      502d

      I get myself interested in crime stories lol. I try to solve them myself. Makes me feel powerful. But I also watch movies even if I've already watched them. Music also always helps me

      • Zebrapotato37659

        499d

        @pandamoose Thanks

    • SapleMyrup

      502d

      Clean parts of my apartment, usually the kitchen. My kitchen is damn near spotless.

      • Zebrapotato37659

        499d

        @SapleMyrup Thanks

    • Titch2002

      502d

      Truthfully go walks in the woods, nature photography, I write letters, do crafts. Play with animals

      • Zebrapotato37659

        499d

        @Titch2002 Thanks

    • Jai

      502d

      I write poems, or do some colouring in, arts.n crafts

      • Zebrapotato37659

        499d

        @Jai Thanks

    • Billiett

      502d

      I find colouring useful particularly colour by numbers you don’t have to think about what colours to use you can just focus on the patterns

      • Zebrapotato37659

        499d

        @Billiett Thanks

    • SilentxSkies

      503d

      I play video games & listen to music it helps sometimes

      • Zebrapotato37659

        499d

        @SilentxSkies Thanks

    • Amnesticginkgo

      503d

      Comfort shows like bobs burgers, Joe pera talks with you, space documentaries, anything that is able to distract me and give me a positive feeling helps.

      • Zebrapotato37659

        499d

        @Amnesticginkgo Thanks

      • z0

        502d

        @Amnesticginkgo Bobs burgers is also a comfort show of mine 💕

    • HazelTheLoveliest

      503d

      I like to listen to music :)

      • Zebrapotato37659

        499d

        @HazelTheLoveliest Thanks

    • Bre19

      503d

      Weighted blanket

      • Zebrapotato37659

        499d

        @Bre19 Thanks

    • SecondChance

      505d

      Rub one 🤣🤣🤣

    • aniii

      505d

      I'd journal, mediate, watch my favourite show and eat my favourite food xx

      • Zebrapotato37659

        505d

        @aniii Thanks 💕

    • BbyBunnny

      505d

      Ill watch my comfort show, get my bird (any pet works), sleep

      • Zebrapotato37659

        505d

        @BbyBunnny love that you have a bird!

      • Zebrapotato37659

        505d

        @BbyBunnny Thanks so much! 💕

    • Mykie

      505d

      I listen to music with earbuds in and lay down with my eyes closed. I let the words flow through my body.

      • Zebrapotato37659

        505d

        @Mykie Thanks so much! 💕

        • Mykie

          503d

          @Zebrapotato37659 ofc I hope this helps!

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