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I’m looking for personal answers unlike Google. I’ve tried most of those. I’m also on antidepressants but things still seem to get the best of me.

Posted anonymously, 16th February 2022

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  • I suffer with generalised anxiety disorder and am on medication which helps. Over the last two years I’ve learnt to crochet and have found that this is a great way to channel some of the anxiety. Doing something with my hands, especially during those times when you get to sit for a bit really helps me.

  • A month long holiday lol

  • Wouldn’t say I have a proper managing advice, but I find having a bit of structure in my week really helps. Having a basic schedule of what each day will look like or what needs to get done. Also allowing myself to have the odd day off when I’m not feeling it. I also use oil blends on myself and have an anxiety spritz I spray on my pillows at night.

  • I use to take a kava tincture sold in the US and that works instantly, is non addictive and completely natural.

  • Self-care helps with anxiety and stress. Setting a day for yourself, it could be one day per month, fortnight, week you compromise with the partner. You communicate your needs to the partner and set expectations eg. if it’s a hair salon day, he cannot make comments on how expensive it was, or how long the process took, this is something you’ve worked for and deserve even more. Also, communicate the needs of the kids so your partner can entertain and feed them like you would whilst they’re away. This should not be left waiting for you when you return. Then, take the time to truly enjoy, pamper yourself and only think of yourself for the full day. You will recharge your energy and your mood will lighten. The stress of your shoulders in one day, those wonders.

  • I read an article that said keeping a gratitude diary (writing down 3 positive things that made your happy in your day) helps people to learn to be thankful & happy in themselves. I’m hoping this will help my granddaughter with her anxiety.

  • Heya! I suffer from severe social anxiety and have for years. Nothing helped until I went to a phycologist who helps you understand it more and how it effects us and how we work + think. I’m stubborn and put this off for so long as I didn’t think talking would do anything but I promise you, finding a phycologist will change your life ???? also ask to be referred to a psychiatrist also!

  • Buy a vibrating massage wand and make yourself orgasm! Releases endorphins, it’s empowering too! Also, change your routines, do something different that makes you happy. Try and get to the bottom of what’s making you stressed/anxious and break that cycle. If it does get overwhelming, speak to a professional (I’ve done it and it was so so helpful!!!). Also, distracting yourself and doing things you genuinely enjoy to keep your mind off it helps too.

  • meditation, walking daily.

  • Go talk to your dr about getting a referral to a Psycologist or trained councillor that can help you with being able to talk what is going on in your life. You might have to go on stronger meds, so leave it up to your dr on sorting out what is best for you.

  • I think it’s important to understand and accept that life is not perfect, and that antidepressants aren’t magical pills, and that you will probably still get stressed and anxious. You may need to consider your internal and external stressors. Are there particular stressors you can remove yourself from, or is it mostly your brain not cooperating (I have mental health issues and always battle with my brain). I think it’s important to reassure yourself that “this moment shall pass” if you can recognise when you are starting to feel anxious, stop what you are doing and try some deep breathing and reassure yourself. Take a step back and take some time for yourself. I wish you well.

  • For me it’s laying in my bed (my comfort place) with the aircon and fan on. I find that having the fan blow in my face when I’m feeling overwhelmed takes my mind off of things. It’s important to have a place where you feel comfortable and safe, a time out zone.

  • I found that yoga and meditation helped me when I was in a bad place. When I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety, my psychologist suggested yoga and it really helped me learn to settle anxiety.

  • It sounds weird but Chewing Gum. It distracts your brain.
    Also use visualisation. You should be able to find guided visualisation online or an app.

  • Do you have someone to talk to? Occasionally, if no-one is available, I find imagining a conversation with a very good friend can actually help a bit.

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