Making ourselves feel better.

@millie02 (6921)
United Kingdom
July 3, 2016 3:38am CST
When you are feeling worried , anxious, tense, nervous etc, what do you do to make yourself feel better? I admit that when I was younger , I used to do a lot of comfort eating when I was down. But now I am older and more sensible , I am looking for other (non eating) ways to take my mind off my problems. Suggestions anybody ?
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@JudyEv (136556)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jul 16
Sometimes if you can get involved and absorbed in a hobby or a book it helps to take your mind off things.
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@millie02 (6921)
• United Kingdom
3 Jul 16
I may think about a new hobby .
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@Marty1 (36847)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
3 Jul 16
@judyev thanks for the idea of reading a book I have not forgotten into a book for about a week or two. I planned to read a LighT book today never thought it would get my mind off things
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@millie02 (6921)
• United Kingdom
4 Jul 16
@Marty1 It is good to lose yourself in a good story.
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@magallon (18105)
• Philippines
3 Jul 16
Sometimes I call somebody to talk to like my mother or my sister. There are times that i just listen to music or watch TV.
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@millie02 (6921)
• United Kingdom
4 Jul 16
Music is good for taking our minds off things.
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@magallon (18105)
• Philippines
4 Jul 16
@millie02 Yeah, that's true. And most of the time, I dance with it. It makes me sweat. And when I am sweating already, I feel like my head is relieved of burdens. I feel better.
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@millie02 (6921)
• United Kingdom
5 Jul 16
@magallon It does feel good to work up a sweat, you feel like you have achieved something.
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• United States
5 Jul 16
Find some really great musical stuff that evokes calming tendencies . . .
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@millie02 (6921)
• United Kingdom
5 Jul 16
Music can be good for making us feel better.
• United States
5 Jul 16
@millie02 most of the time and depending on what harmonic frequency is played to accentuate the positive vibrations already in our body that are chipped away at through emotional discord
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@millie02 (6921)
• United Kingdom
7 Jul 16
@enlightenedpsych2 This sounds interesting.
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@Micmac (9601)
4 Jul 16
I play computer games, do aerobic exercise, bake and eat sweets to relax.
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@millie02 (6921)
• United Kingdom
4 Jul 16
Maybe I should start doing some exercises.
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@Micmac (9601)
4 Jul 16
@millie02 Go for it. Exercise will strengthen your body and at the same time take away worries.
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@millie02 (6921)
• United Kingdom
5 Jul 16
@Micmac It sounds good.
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• China
3 Jul 16
I listen music to comfort myself when I feel bad or read a book.Sometimes I write a poem for something or somebody.And I do it when I feel good.When I finish the work I please myself. These are my hobbies.Doing the thing that I liked can make me feel better.Have a nice day.
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@millie02 (6921)
• United Kingdom
4 Jul 16
I might try to write a poem.
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• China
4 Jul 16
@millie02 Nice to meet you .I write some poems in Chinese.I like the poet Tagore.
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@millie02 (6921)
• United Kingdom
5 Jul 16
@1210800460 Nice to meet you too.
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@Marty1 (36847)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
3 Jul 16
@millie02 I took up just writing all my thoughts in a journal. It is very good feeling you are a good writer I can see from your book reviews. You don't have to worry about it making sense even , it just you and your journal with nobody reading them. You eighteenth try that.I wish I had started years ago @coffeebreakwhateer gives service in am Trying called junk journaling ciffebreakwhatever is the best so you should look Today I am going to read a LighT book this weekend. Something to take my mind off things nothing heavy.
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@millie02 (6921)
• United Kingdom
4 Jul 16
I will have a go at doing this, thanks.
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@Marty1 (36847)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4 Jul 16
@millie02 Hope it works for you.
• India
3 Jul 16
I love to listen musics and watch comedy videos. Sometime i will watch my fishes which helps me to be cool fast.
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@millie02 (6921)
• United Kingdom
4 Jul 16
Fish are great to watch, they help you to relax.
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• India
4 Jul 16
@millie02 yes very correct.
@dodo19 (33981)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
3 Jul 16
I'll usually read a good book. I find it helps. Going for a walk also helps me calm down. These are things that help me calm down when I'm anxious, or stressed.
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@millie02 (6921)
• United Kingdom
3 Jul 16
I do enjoy walking, maybe I will get out more.
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@dodo19 (33981)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
3 Jul 16
@millie02 it couldn't hurt to try and see if it helps. It's worth a try.
@IvySaysHi (4342)
• United States
4 Jul 16
i usually take a nice long shower or bath and then curl up to watch some netflix or I sleep. I also eat but i know you are looking for other ways
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@millie02 (6921)
• United Kingdom
4 Jul 16
A nice relaxing bath can often help.
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@Corbin5 (119170)
• United States
3 Jul 16
I clean. Order in my house makes me less anxious.
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@millie02 (6921)
• United Kingdom
4 Jul 16
It does feel good when the house is tidy.
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@marlina (79590)
• Canada
3 Jul 16
Going for a walk if possible.
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@millie02 (6921)
• United Kingdom
4 Jul 16
Good idea, I enjoy walking.
@responsiveme (16861)
• India
3 Jul 16
A brisk walk for me helps.And also getting the house clean. Friends are the best stress busters.
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@millie02 (6921)
• United Kingdom
4 Jul 16
Friends can be good to talk to.
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@acelawrites (12497)
• Philippines
3 Jul 16
I go to facebook and read beautiful, meaningful posts from my friends; or watch TV, or walk outside.
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@millie02 (6921)
• United Kingdom
4 Jul 16
Nice to keep in touch with friends.
@Vjvals (924)
• Roseville, California
3 Jul 16
Try to walk somewhere or do some activity. Sometimes the nerves are so strong that it's saying to just stay mobilized. So then I use the computer.
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@millie02 (6921)
• United Kingdom
4 Jul 16
I could try a new activity.
@koopharper (6900)
• Canada
3 Jul 16
I go for short walks and go on myLot.
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@millie02 (6921)
• United Kingdom
4 Jul 16
It does help when I go on myLot.
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• Suzhou, China
3 Jul 16
deep breath then listen to music short time can help me clam down,only enjoy the music forget everything
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@millie02 (6921)
• United Kingdom
4 Jul 16
Music can help you to forget your problems.
• Edgewood, Maryland
13 Nov 17
I eat but I think the best ways is weigh about the pros and cons of the situation and you well see the situations is not as bad as you seem or make it to be