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Old 05-07-13, 04:27 AM   #21
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I sleep, I smoke, I drive. Not all three together though, that is tricky :P

I find emotions to be exhausting. When I was young I would have climbed the walls, smashed things, harmed myself and sought out mayhem. In my 20's this progressed to heavy gambling, excessive spending and a carefree attitude to life and limb.

These days I explode and burn out in the space of less than an hour and then I just want to sleep. If I am troubled I drive, for as long as it takes to find perspective. Might be an hour, might be 7 hours. I might just go around in circles, going nowhere in particular.

I avoid music when I'm emotional, I find it too much of a trigger. Others find it helpful. My aim is to steer clear of self harm and self destruction. Touch wood I've been doing well :)
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Old 05-07-13, 10:39 AM   #22
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I really enjoy driving to feel better as well, or just to work out my mind. I'm just so strapped for cash right now for anything, driving long distances like I enjoy has been out of the question for a while. I'm a big fan of exploring things too, driving always gave me lots of opportunity for that as well. I've been thinking about it recently, that I need a long drive.

Excellent suggestion, Super!!
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Old 05-07-13, 03:47 PM   #23
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What do I do... ? Well there's that one person that can always somehow bring a smile to my face even when I feel down and keeps me calm even when the voices were in a heated debated before...

Since however I'm rather unlucky and I can't get to be with this person often I have to make do with video games, lots of video games, writing and sleeping.
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Old 05-25-13, 10:25 PM   #24
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Awww Nyxx, I'm glad you have someone special! Thinking of those special people, even when we can't spend time with them can help us keep going when we feel bad. I know all my memories of supportive people in my life over the years has helped me, even when our lives have gone different directions. Knowing we are not alone is so powerful.
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Maybe taking a hot bath, relaxing, reading alot more so it can keep my mind off a few things I truly don't want to think about. I go to sleep sometimes too so i don't have to think at all. Hmm I use to eat alot of chocolate and drink coffee and watch weird movies. But I stopped all that. Now I just think alot since I am detoxing. All those weird thoughts have disappeared and I feel more relaxed and I think deeply and more realistically. It's is amazing how giving up some coffee and sugar can change your life.
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I like your ideas! I find that when I try to take the nice bath that I get too hot and then it isn't fun any longer so mine are often quite short. Maybe I should make the water less hot...? I still love the idea of a nice bath and relaxing. Books are always great! I've been a book reader too for this many a year.
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Experiencing great art is probably the only comfort I have.
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woke up this morning (and yesterday, and the day before...) feeling meh. not terrible, thank goodness, but strongly meh. then i came here! these are all great reminders of the little things that keep us sane-ish.

I like to cook or bake, since I find it sort of meditative. Reading used to be my default escape but I've destroyed my attention span with pot and television and I'm trying to get back into the habit of it. I plan to grab a good book immediately after posting this

and if I can drag myself out of the house, going for walks is great. I live in a much smaller town than I used to, though, so it gets boring faster than I'd like. gotta start exploring some of the trails. too bad I have to drive to get to them--driving somewhere just to take a walk always feels ridiculous.

so glad this thread is here. definitely bookmarking it!
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I am working on book ATM and I find that is a good way for me to escape this cruel world. I also love to read for hours, I can really get into a good book, both reading and writing take to another world where I forget all the bad stuff for a while. Walking in the country while studying the wildlife and looking for reptiles, if I can find an adder or two that helps. Sadly walking is something I can not do much of now as I injured my back and hip. I love a cuddle with my snakes too, they always make me smile.

Other things are a hot bath to ease out all the tight muscles in my back and hips, hot cups of tea are always good and surfing the web. I joined several forums most of them to do with reptiles and I love a good laugh with on line friends. I have met many of them as well. Oh, I love heavy metal too and now there is one lovely guy who I would love to meet but as he lives in the USA and I live in England it is very unlikely, but watching his videos on youtube makes me smile. He is so full of life.
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