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AlexaRoberts

482d

Does anyone get so lonely or bored they just start thinking about their past and everything that went wrong? Wishing you could change it? Or thinking about the future and everything that can go wrong? I end up avoiding a lot of things because I think of everything that can go wrong. I lose out on opportunities because of it. Any advice on how I can, in a way, change my way of thinking into something more positive?

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    • RoxieRedfox

      482d

      I definitely struggle with things like that. I try my best to keep encouraged but it's hard to do on your own sometimes. Support systems are vital in those situations. My inbox is open if you need someone to talk to 🙂

    • Sarahjean

      482d

      ✋ ✋

    • poodlelover28

      482d

      Yes same here! I find that keeping myself busy and taking my medication helps the intrusive/negative thinking to a minimum.

    • kbaldeser

      482d

      Every day

    • QuinnS

      482d

      Oh my gosh yes. I would say first thing is that boredom is so dangerous. I always get into a cycle of nostalgia paralysis and totally lose the present. I CLING to a routine. It’s hard to be bored when I know how each day is supposed to go. Don’t be too strict with it. Just be sure to intrigrate things like chores that will give you a dose of dopamine from completing a task. And also, don’t forget to add times in the day where you can do things that brings you joy 💜 good luck! Please update this app with your progress!

    • CelestiallMatt

      482d

      What i’ve found that helps me escape these episodes is really working on self trust, bringing yourself into the current moment and if not discovering then making reasons to be confident in your ability to do better/make better decisions. Guilt is awful, but it’s the most clear evidence that you’re recognizing that you can do better, and even when not apparent, shows that you know to do better and will.

      • AlexaRoberts

        482d

        @CelestiallMatt for me working on bringing myself up is difficult I've been brought down all my life. So its hard to see what I'm worth. But I will try to stay positive

    • RoxieRedfox

      482d

      I definitely struggle with things like that. I try my best to keep encouraged but it's hard to do on your own sometimes. Support systems are vital in those situations. My inbox is open if you need someone to talk to 🙂

      • AlexaRoberts

        482d

        @RoxieRedfox thank you for letting me know your their if I need someone to talk to

    • Phoinyxisnotonfire

      482d

      I would also like to know how to not do that. The thing that helps me is coloring. It's a good enough distraction from whatever I'm thinking about.

      • AlexaRoberts

        482d

        @Phoinyxisnotonfire i love to color but always feel like I could of done better. I'm a very creative person. I love drawing and painting as well. I'll try to color when I start thinking like this maybe it will help

      • RoxieRedfox

        482d

        @Phoinyxisnotonfire I like coloring but I'm also an overthinker and I make a supposed calming activity a cesspool of stress and anxiety 😅

        • Phoinyxisnotonfire

          482d

          @RoxieRedfox I do that as well honestly, so I have either music blasting to drown it out or I've got YouTube playing while I'm coloring

      • CelestiallMatt

        482d

        @Phoinyxisnotonfire any form of stimulation helps loads

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