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    washedaway posted:
    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"
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    washedaway responded:
    I'll start..

    distractions
    • Reading a book
    • watching a movie
    • listening to/playing/singing music
    • writing in a journal (or just writing in general)
    • coloring or doing crafts
     
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    slik_kitty replied to washedaway's response:
    playing on the puter
     
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    snowyowl33 responded:
    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
     
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    washedaway replied to snowyowl33's response:
    Hi Snowy...doing mostly ok, you? hugs
     
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    snowyowl33 replied to washedaway's response:
    ....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!
     
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    slik_kitty replied to snowyowl33's response:
    don't consider smacking me and beej as a distraction. humph!
     
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    off_the_wall replied to slik_kitty's response:
    - 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
     
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    jankearney123 replied to off_the_wall's response:
    listening to my ipod

    listening to old therapy tapes tho they can get me in trouble if i'm not selective

    looking thru old photo albums

    deep breathing and meditating

    breathing thru the urge to sh
     
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    lovelylemontree310 replied to washedaway's response:
    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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    snowyowl33 replied to slik_kitty's response:
    mwahahaha... but I dooooo..... also come to thin of it... eating chocolate!!!! drrooooooooooolllllll
     
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    jankearney123 replied to snowyowl33's response:
    not sleeping
     
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    mandybutterflykiss responded:
    Remember when?
    Gra'

    Bonnie

    Life is the school, Love is the lesson.
     
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    Kate_Te replied to mandybutterflykiss's response:
    For me distraction comes down to 4 things:

    Eating or baking something to eat.
    Deep Breathing or Meditating.
    Cat Juggling (which is just me playing with my cats)
    Watching a good show on TV (like the walking dead)
     
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    mandybutterflykiss replied to Kate_Te's response:
    For myself:

    Distraction Techniques.

    Clean, clean, clean.... did I mention clean?
    Read a good crime novel.
    Watch Science, history, etc on the tube.
    Go for a walk, when health cooperates.
    Arts and Crafts.

    Next?
    Gra'

    Bonnie

    Life is the school, Love is the lesson.


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