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gothic_kfc

668d

Does anyone else feel like they can never be fully happy/satisfied without worrying about the next thing? I feel like I am not enjoying my life as much as I should because I am constantly worrying about what’s next, having trouble living in the moment. I am afraid that my life is passing me by and before I know it I’ll be sitting there regretting all the things I didn’t fully enjoy or do because I was afraid of the future. Any tips on how to overcome this?

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    • Bi_polar_bear

      668d

      I can relate 100%. And I believe one of the culprits is too much screen time that gives us immediate satisfaction. I try to put my phone away sometimes. But I also started meditating. I just sit on my yoga mat for 5-10 min a day while everyone is still asleep. I get up and my mind is clear and I feel appreciative of things. Of course it doesn’t last all day but it definitely helps! Also, taking hikes, being with nature and doing manual work, like gardening. Taking deep breaths and touching things, feeling textures. Those help as well.

    • Meliss

      667d

      I’ve had anxiety and panic for about 15 years and got really bad with the pandemic. My health anxiety is terrible. I’m four days away from my period and my PMS has been horrendous as as well as my cramps. Anyone else?

    • SpudKat

      667d

      I relate to this alot. I'm someone who I always worried about money and being able to make ends meet. Although when I feel that way I like to color or play a game or even snuggle with one of my cats.

    • souljiaboy

      667d

      i like taking pictures, with my friends, or just of random things i find cool or funny. i put them in an album and it helps me realize how many fun things are out there.

    • Mommabear74

      668d

      I too struggle with chronic depression and anxiety, I’ve lived a life full of tragedy, regret, guilt, shame, fear and stress! I’m forever on the edge of my seat because I’m always prepared for the bottom to drop out from under me! I’ve never had much money we were pretty poor growing up and I’ve been a single mom for over a decade with kids that have special needs a critical family and a lot of lacking empathy for my struggles which made it worse without support from my family for my mental health I’ve been in therapy and on meds for over 20yrs now and still can’t catch a break, I’m mearly surviving not living my life to the fullest! I’m 48this year and I don’t expect to live to see 60 the way my life has gone, I’ve tried everything under the Sun but it’s literally one thing after another, a tragic death, financially struggling, mental and physical health issues my entire life, unhealthy toxic family and relationships and no support from family I am exhausted from my life…

      • gothic_kfc

        668d

        @Mommabear74 Im so sorry you’re going through everything you are. It would be incredibly challenging for me as well to live in an environment with not as much empathy. I know what it’s like to have no support close by and it can feel impossible to even survive sometimes. But even small things (like talking on this app) can benefit us a lot I think! just relating to people going through similar things and sharing feelings openly in general has been so good for me personally too! Wishing the absolute best for you, and sending lots and love and positivity your way ❤️

    • LilSkittlez

      668d

      I completely understand what you're going through. It started for me when I was in my senior year of high school. I've been struggling with it ever since. Almost to the point that I don't want to work or go to school because I want to have time to be available for friends, family, and pets to enjoy the time we have together before it's too late. I am interested in learning ways to better deal with this and shift my thinking as well.

      • gothic_kfc

        668d

        @LilSkittlez yes! I’ve never been able to put it into words but the feeling that you can’t/don’t want to be at work for that reason is something I relate to a lot. Because if this, my career life has been fairly unstable the past couple of years. I would love to find some kind of motivation in my work life and get to the point where I at least feel like I am accomplishing something while I am there.

    • Bi_polar_bear

      668d

      I can relate 100%. And I believe one of the culprits is too much screen time that gives us immediate satisfaction. I try to put my phone away sometimes. But I also started meditating. I just sit on my yoga mat for 5-10 min a day while everyone is still asleep. I get up and my mind is clear and I feel appreciative of things. Of course it doesn’t last all day but it definitely helps! Also, taking hikes, being with nature and doing manual work, like gardening. Taking deep breaths and touching things, feeling textures. Those help as well.

      • gothic_kfc

        668d

        @Bi_polar_bear That’s great advice! :) I never looked at the screen time side of things too, and that being said I do spend a lot of time on my phone. Definitely going to make an effort to be less dependent on social media as well and see how that helps!! :)

      • Mommabear74

        668d

        @Bi_polar_bear Excellent advice! Thank you for that❤️

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