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557d

what's something you do to take your mind off pain?

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    • bluejjayy

      556d

      if youre not able to do much physical stuff, like walking or exercise, i recommend Minecraft. i know i know "its a kids game!" but its genuinely so nice to be able to do something simple or repetitive like mining or building, its helped me calm down and take my mind off so many different things

    • PixieTrix

      555d

      Haven't seen this commented yet. Learning a new skill like a language or Sign Language. Productivity takes your mind off pain.

    • ChronicallyKarley

      555d

      I really like listening to audio books and crocheting :)

    • spacegirlmandi

      555d

      I like watching funny YouTube videos!

    • slaymaster

      555d

      i have no clue bro i was gonna ask this same thing I’m currently dying!!!!!!

    • Clever

      556d

      video games, music, play/walk with dogs, pet cat, do chores, talk with friends that's p much everything i do

    • SourLemons

      556d

      i usually sleep. not the best when i overdo it, but letting my mind just not linger for some time on the physical and mental pain i'm feeling tends to help.

    • bluejjayy

      556d

      if youre not able to do much physical stuff, like walking or exercise, i recommend Minecraft. i know i know "its a kids game!" but its genuinely so nice to be able to do something simple or repetitive like mining or building, its helped me calm down and take my mind off so many different things

    • italianxpeaches

      556d

      Mine varies. Can be bingeing a show I'm obsessed with (this can numb anything I'm feeling, I'm confused), or playing the only game you'll ever see me care for (which also numbs me alot)... I also do artsy stuff in my spare time and I'm trying to get back into writing stories but that's really hard for me.

      • italianxpeaches

        556d

        @italianxpeaches Convinced not confused 😭😂

    • hi14

      556d

      I draw

    • Lkbmotion

      557d

      Video games and music

    • marina_the_octo

      557d

      I do something called "sticker mosaics"

      • Gwen71

        555d

        @marina_the_octo that sounds like fun.

    • Bunny.girl

      557d

      I listen to upbeat music, read a good book, write and do something active. I take dance and I find that helps me shift my focus.

    • DragonLady47

      557d

      If it is not physical pain such as my migraines that I seen to get almost everyday I listen to music. If it is migraine pain I do my best to do something like doing brain enhancement games that I have on my phone and lie down with either a cold or hot compress to take my mind off of it

    • YoursTrulyNavy

      557d

      I love watching videos from my favorite content creators on YouTube. Always lighthearted stuff like video game challenges or meme compilations.

    • steph2022

      557d

      Or play xbox

    • steph2022

      557d

      mental pain, I am self teaching myself to play keyboard. It helps. Or I colour in.

    • KingKoopa85

      557d

      Music for me too, and guitar

    • QueenOfTakeingMeds

      557d

      I play guitar, you should try, even if your not good at first it's a good stress reliever!

    • Gwen71

      557d

      I listen to music or write in my journal

    • Belugabear

      557d

      I really like crafts and TV! I need to both physically do something and watch or listen to something at the same time to be fully distracted. Lately it’s been diamond art with grey’s anatomy in the background! I also really like paint by numbers and audiobooks

    • Bre19

      557d

      I honestly journal it out and dance it out it helps the mental pain lessen since I'm getting my emotions out

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