Hi everyone...something I've noticed is "missing" from this new format is our big long list of coping/distraction techniques...what are your top ones? Maybe if we get a good list going we can post it as a "resource"
going outside for a walk exercise (ie gym) talking to someone on the phone coming here (when it was easier to talk with everyone) smacking Kitty and Pdg ( ) sorry couldn't resist.... journalling for me is good too
Snowy waves to Kendra... how you doing hon?? hugs Snowy
....mostly ok too.... having a hard time with these boards, but that's just cause I'm old and brain dead when it comes to computers....lol....life?? up and down....but getting outside everyday is helping and so is the new sunshine.....hugs back and take care!
- Reading things online - Going for a run or walk - Making myself leave the house, even if I don't want to - Making myself be around others, even if I don't want to - Playing with my dogs or petting my cats - Making lists, like this one - Posting things here - Screaming into a pillow - Punching a punching bag - Reading a book - Watching TV - Doing things for work - Taking a bath - Swimming, surfing, being in the sun
Ice skating. Playing with the kitty (even though she's a mini-monster). emailing my therapist. taking a walk. curling up under a blanket with my favorite stuffed animals. Law & Order. Star Trek: The Next Generation. reading a good book. talking with a good friend. a warm shower/bath. loud music, particularly singing with it. playing a musical instrument (I play flute, piccolo, and harp). visiting someone just to get out of the apartment. aromatherapy. mindfulness.
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