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Old 05-05-2011
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What do you do when you feel yourself in a spiral?

I usually try to go for a run or work out for the endorphin rush, but often it seems like nothing I do helps at all. Sometimes all I can do is crawl into bed and try to sleep - I can't watch movies or read to distract myself, its just overpowering and I can barely function.

I'm curious what other people do to cope. I'm running out of ideas and don't want to go in the wrong direction.
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What do you do when you feel yourself in a spiral?

I usually try to go for a run or work out for the endorphin rush, but often it seems like nothing I do helps at all. Sometimes all I can do is crawl into bed and try to sleep - I can't watch movies or read to distract myself, its just overpowering and I can barely function.

I'm curious what other people do to cope. I'm running out of ideas and don't want to go in the wrong direction.
you know, vision is a beautiful thing, but u must also use your ears.i would suggest journaling. i find that it helps me to answer my own questions. to me it seems that u just asked a question and then proceeded on to the answer
just open your eyes and see that life is beautiful, and don't forget to listen
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Old 05-06-2011
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Usually I try to listen to as much music as I can, sometimes it can help me forget some of the negative thoughts. Unfortunately it doesn't always work though. :( So that's why I also keep a journal, to just sort my thoughts so my mind doesn't become too cluttered, and like silent k said, to answer some of my own questions.
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a hike in the woods

a long bike ride

sex

something that will get me out of my own mind and into the present moment
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Old 05-06-2011
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I try to minimise how far down I sprial.

Running is the thing that keeps me going at the moment.
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The writing is a fab idea if it works for you. I want to be a superhero whose power is writing fabulous stories in seconds that everyone loves. I write my feelings down in various forms all the time. It can also help when you read over it in future. I recently found some of my old notebooks from 3 or 4 years ago and I didn't realise just how depressed I was. If I feel down now, I look back over them and consider myself lucky for getting through that unscathed.
Sometimes I also choose a song I like and write funny lyrics to the music. I know it can be hard to find things funny when you're depressed but I highly recommend it.
You could also chuck on a comedy DVD. I usually go for Lee Evans stand up.
Laughter really is the best medicine, if you can find it.
I really hope you do. Big hugs If that's not too weird
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