lovetrap00 Posted June 10, 2019 Share Posted June 10, 2019 Hey. I'm sure many of you out there also have experienced bouts of anxiety. I've realized that I've had anxiety pretty much my entire life and I have health with it in numerous ways. I have good days and bad days just like everyone else. I've been trying to reshape my perspective on many things in my life. I have been dealing with depression for several years now. It's especially rough in the winter months and typically levels out in the summer. This past year has been a lot of up and down but I feel like I'm at a turning point in my life. As summer is approaching I can also feel naturally my moods are improving some. I've had many psychology classes and I've been through plenty of experiences and I've applied many different things that have helped me keep pushing through and in many cases I know all the go to methods to reduce anxiety but sometimes there is no way to avoid it either and you just have to accept it and decide whether or not you'll let it control you. All that being said, there are some days where you can have all the logic and wisdom in the world but you have a hard time listening to yourself. I'm just curious... What you do in your life to help process through your emotions and anxiety? Certain activities or hobbies? Counseling? Medication? Prevention of things that can trigger it? Etc. I've been trying to use natural methods. I'm going to counseling. I also use my hobbies to distract me from overthinking. Music and painting are my go tos. I'm proud I have been teaching myself guitar and singing and soon I may step out of my shell and play at an open mic that a friend of mine hosts. I try to think of positive people that have influenced my life and who are supportive. I remind myself of my accomplishments. Etc. It's a work in progress and requires baby steps. I try not to be so hard on myself. Sorry if this post is a bit ramble-y. I'd just like to see what others do incase there are some new ideas I can try out or things I haven't thought of in a while to try on days that I am in a rut and find it hard to climb out. Link to comment
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