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    I have severe anxiety, depression, ocd, stress and IBS. Every day I feel ill, stressed, anxious, tense and I have times where I don't feel like doing things but I feel like I should. I really struggle to relax and do my hobbies and I get really stressed and anxious at the idea of most work-related things and housework. I really want to just be normal again and feel relaxed and happy and do lots of my hobbies and do all the work without thinking and worrying and stressing. Plus with university, I always end up doing too much work and thinking about it too much and I don't really know how not to. My summers have not been as great as I remember them being previously and that's without full university work! I was wondering how anyone else in a similar situation tackles these issues and feels better? Any useful advice would be great, thank you.

    Hey, I am not sure if I can really be much help but as someone who manages anxiety etc I feel like I could be useful. I hope! Instead of thinking to yourself how you want to do hobbies, relaxing, work and things around the house, why don't you just focus on one thing at a time? Mindfulness! Maybe write a list of like three things you want to accomplish during the day and make them small tasks so instead of cleaning the whole house, you focus on just one room. Or something small like going for a five minute walk, doing 30 mins of Uni work ect. Remember that if you feel tense you can stop the activity and remember you are in control. But small steps will hopefully give you back some control and make you feel better.
    Hope this helps. I also hope things get easier!
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