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What do you do to get your mind off the crazy?

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Be it social anxiety, depression, hypocondriac, and more. What do you personally do to escape from it all? A hobby, a coping technique, medication" ect.

Trying to get my mind off of my own anxiety myself. So I wonder about others in my free time.

For example, I'm 15. I recently took up sewing, and painting clothes. I'm stretching as of lately. I really like planning. Doing makeup on others that I'm attempting to make a business out of. Me and my therapist are trying to see what coping techniques work for me.
 

He Man

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Grace, Sorry to hear about your struggles.
I find exercise & physical exertion are good ways to work out tension and anxiety. I noticed your posts about health worries; exercise is also a great way to strengthen your physical health.

I was advised to enjoy the moment of activities.. like the pleasurable sensations of being in the sun, or feeling things your working on in your hands, etc. Seemed corny, but mindful appreciation of basic life can be a nice experience.
Your make up service sounds cool, good luck. Keep up the good fight ~
 
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I also use exercise, mostly because it helps anchor me in the moment. Word puzzles are also good, especially before bed.
 

Kelculator

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Personally I like to keep myself occupied and mind on tasks. When you're busy you don't really get to think about other things. Obviously I don't recommend doing it 24/7, so I also like dedicating some time everyday to fully immerge myself into a particular hobby. Be it music, drawing, sports, writing, anything that needs 100% of your attention, but is entertaining at the same time. That way you get to take a break from both stress and anxiety.
Sorry for the lack of advice, I struggle with having more ways to deal with this as well.
 
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