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    ASMR used to work for my anxiety but now it has become all-consuming!

    I'm going to try deep breathing see if that works. I used to be able to ignore what caused me anxiety but not any more it seems. I wake up in the morning and it just hits me.

    How do you cope?
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    I'm obsessed with ASMR videos

    But I'm really struggling for coping strategies atm too, though one thing I'm giving a go is mindfulness meditation, whenever I do it it does seem to help, though I really struggle to motivate myself to do it
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    Yoga helps a lot. If it ever gets to the point where I feel like I want to harm myself, I go for a very fast run.

    Usually just keeping myself busy helps a lot, but it's getting the motivation to actually keep myself busy that's difficult.
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    (Original post by SammyHam)
    Yoga helps a lot. If it ever gets to the point where I feel like I want to harm myself, I go for a very fast run.

    Usually just keeping myself busy helps a lot, but it's getting the motivation to actually keep myself busy that's difficult.
    I don't self harm so I don't have a go to thing to do. Keeping busy is a good one but we all need down time.

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    I'm obsessed with ASMR videos

    But I'm really struggling for coping strategies atm too, though one thing I'm giving a go is mindfulness meditation, whenever I do it it does seem to help, though I really struggle to motivate myself to do it
    Whose videos do you watch? I can't stand to be alone with my own thoughts.
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    Hope everything works out for you, OP.
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    (Original post by NishaaaR)


    Hope everything works out for you, OP.
    Thank you for your suggestions. I've taken a break from the gym over the summer due to costs and there isn't one close enough that I can walk to within a reasonable time frame. Come a weeks time and it will be included in my rent. I know it really helped me, as I could compete with myself, try to up my game weekly/monthly.

    Walking in a vibrant area sounds pretty good. I love Birmingham and getting the train but with going back to university, I won't be able to manage this. Might use it for some 'me' time during the holidays though. Never thought it could help my anxiety. I'll give it a go.
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    Lots and lots of music, watching dance videos or films about dance, musicals because they're super distracting. Writing a poem, writing a story/reading a story or going shopping.
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    for me I would say a 20 minute powernap or a 20 minute walk
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    (Original post by EloiseStar)
    Thank you for your suggestions. I've taken a break from the gym over the summer due to costs and there isn't one close enough that I can walk to within a reasonable time frame. Come a weeks time and it will be included in my rent. I know it really helped me, as I could compete with myself, try to up my game weekly/monthly.

    Walking in a vibrant area sounds pretty good. I love Birmingham and getting the train but with going back to university, I won't be able to manage this. Might use it for some 'me' time during the holidays though. Never thought it could help my anxiety. I'll give it a go.
    You don't need a gym to exercise. Go to a park or something.
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    (Original post by Welkom)
    You don't need a gym to exercise. Go to a park or something.
    I prefer the gym. I walk during the summer, but the gym environment provides me with more comfort than a park.
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    Yep, as others said going for a walk or jog helps loads, I normally use the computer for down time and watch TV but I've also recently bought a coloring book, these are getting really popular and its a great way to concentrate on something else for a few hours and doesn't require much artistic skill, something like this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/books/dp/184...oks+for+adults
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    Going for a walk, having a lie down and listening to a relaxation ap, having a cup of tea (I usually have chamomile but any works), writing in my diary, cleaning/organising or sitting somewhere peaceful outside and listening to the sounds.

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    Fake it until I make it. :sadnod:
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    I can deal with my panic attacks now, its OCD I can't deal with at the mo. I try to force myself to challenge my thoughts which is easier said than done most of the time.

    My best coping methods to relax are to make sure I eat. My anxiety and OCD gets ten times worse if I don't eat or sleep, I go for a bath, interact with my cats and if all else fails, I go to bed and watch either Still Game or Rab C Nesbitt. Those two shows always help cheer me up and distract me.

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    (Original post by Spock's Socks)
    I can deal with my panic attacks now, its OCD I can't deal with at the mo. I try to force myself to challenge my thoughts which is easier said than done most of the time.

    My best coping methods to relax are to make sure I eat. My anxiety and OCD gets ten times worse if I don't eat or sleep, I go for a bath, interact with my cats and if all else fails, I go to bed and watch either Still Game or Rab C Nesbitt. Those two shows always help cheer me up and distract me.

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    My OCD causes my anxiety. I have OCD for negative, health scares, consequently causing anxiety. I've convinced myself for now I'm ok. Going to bed very early is helping at the moment.
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    (Original post by EloiseStar)
    Whose videos do you watch? I can't stand to be alone with my own thoughts.
    Loads atm

    My favourites are probably GentleWhispering and MassageASMR, but there are lots of really good ones out there, I find myself watching them all the time really, even when I'm not feeling anxious or depressed

    And neither can I, I can very easily fall into the trap of negative thinking
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    (Original post by Olie)
    Loads atm

    My favourites are probably GentleWhispering and MassageASMR, but there are lots of really good ones out there, I find myself watching them all the time really, even when I'm not feeling anxious or depressed

    And neither can I, I can very easily fall into the trap of negative thinking
    I love Dimitri! (Massage ASMR)

    Try JB Green (the girl with dark brown hair and says hey y'all, there's two with the name name), Lloyd's ASMR and Ephemeral Rift.
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    Sorting ou/cleaningt my room. I feel so much better whenever I do that.
 
 
 
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