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Zebrapotato37659

656d

Does anyone else find it hard to have a hobby/interest outside of taking care of your physical and mental health? If I pick a hobby then my ocd ruins it for me. Prayers to everyone

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    • Raquel226

      435d

      It's probably not considered a hobby, but I find TV shows and movies to be helpful, especially when I'm in a lot of pain. The distraction keeps me from dwelling on how much pain I'm in.

    • Marjo

      435d

      I love crafty hobbies too! I’m a collector of items used in various applications. So I have an array of things stored; kinda like an organized Hoarder… of Crafts! Since my conditions have flared I have not ventured into a creative project. Watching Movies seems to work taking my mind off the pain. Prayers!

    • Raquel226

      435d

      It's probably not considered a hobby, but I find TV shows and movies to be helpful, especially when I'm in a lot of pain. The distraction keeps me from dwelling on how much pain I'm in.

    • Marjo

      437d

      Birding is a National Audubon Society pastime as well as individual who go out on walks sighting various Bird Species! There are active Groups who gather together to record prevalent & rare bird sightings, Photography opportunities along with just being in the out of doors! Great hobby at any age!

    • Loki_Doki

      655d

      I have a crap ton of hobbies. A lot of artistic outlets that involve hands. Sculpting, drawing, painting, carving, sewing.. and the ADHD and perfectionist nature have always been at war. "Finish this by 5am" followed by "oh, but if I was doing -insert other craft- I would be having way more fun!" Then two messes, and nothing to show for it but unfinished chunks of garbage.

      • Zebrapotato37659

        655d

        @Loki_Doki Thanks for sharing. Prayers!

    • chronicchemist

      655d

      I love to go birding

      • PrivyPink

        437d

        @chronicchemist what’s birding?

      • Zebrapotato37659

        655d

        @chronicchemist Thanks for sharing. Prayers!

    • not_b00bs

      655d

      i have like, 782694 hobbies because of my adhd. i tend to phase in and out of them. i have to always be making or creating something, or else i go crazy. my ocd affects some of them in that they have to be done in very specific ways and without any help, which is frustrating. if i receive help, my brain tells me the thing is no longer really mine. i can't even use sewing patters or cooking/baking recipes, because my brain insists that if i do, what i made is just a copy. it's a struggle

      • Zebrapotato37659

        655d

        @not_b00bs Thanks for sharing. Prayers!

    • SourLemons

      655d

      it's so hard to have a hobby at all, if i'm honest. i just don't have the energy to try, and it really saddens me because i used to have a ton of hobbies i loved. it's okay for your road to healing to be long, and it's okay for you to focus on your health first. i hope you find a happier place soon, one where you can dig into many passions ♡

      • Zebrapotato37659

        655d

        @SourLemons Thanks for sharing. Thanks! Prayers! I pray that you’re able to enjoy hobbies and more happiness 💕

        • SourLemons

          654d

          @Zebrapotato37659 thank you, i really appreciate that ♡

    • BrandonSay

      655d

      Been playing a lot of Fortnite with my roommates lately but I just recently dug up my fishing rod so now it's about to be time to go out with one of my homeboys who's got the best spots, do some fishing and vape. Maybe a little puff puff pass while we're at it

      • Zebrapotato37659

        655d

        @BrandonSay Thanks for sharing. Prayers!

      • BrandonSay

        655d

        @BrandonSay The only frustrating things for me are when I have to do really serious stuff like permanent disability applications and it just gets more and more complicated, like come on man I'm trying to enjoy what little bit of life my brain will still let me enjoy

    • Hembanana

      656d

      I'm a gamer and sometimes playing games makes me very frustrated.

      • Zebrapotato37659

        655d

        @Hembanana Thanks for sharing. Prayers!

    • xxARYN420xx

      656d

      Omg yaaaas ... my house is a model picture of what bipolar, adhd, and chronic illness does to a creative mind

      • Marjo

        437d

        @xxARYN420xx if you can contain the mess to one area or in a room that you can shut the door to, you will feel less effected/stressed!

      • Zebrapotato37659

        655d

        @xxARYN420xx Thanks for sharing. Prayers!

    • BrieMarie

      656d

      I have too many hobbies. I have a difficult time finishing projects and cleaning up afterwards. My craft room is a disaster.

      • Shebear13

        654d

        @BrieMarie I am like you have a hard time completing them.

      • Zebrapotato37659

        655d

        @BrieMarie Thanks for sharing. Prayers!

      • Lucas.exe

        656d

        @BrieMarie same here! Then I never clean it up because "I'll finish it later"

    • Belugabear

      656d

      Ugh yes. I lost so many of my hobbies when I started feeling worse. Now that I’m feeling a little better I am able to pick some of them back up again, but it’s hard when you’re in the thick of it!

      • Zebrapotato37659

        655d

        @Belugabear Thanks for sharing. Prayers!

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