My anxiety has been severe lately and the only distracting things I've been able to do is get on the computer or play with my iPhone. I've been spending most of my time on the couch, pretending to watch TV. I feel paralyzed with fear. When I decide to get on the computer is usually when the anxiety has died down a little, temporarily. For me, when I feel like this, the most relaxing thing is to lay in bed and wrap myself tight in a blanket. It is soothing for some reason.
I have little hobbies that I enjoy that my therapist tells me to try when I am anxious, but I have trouble getting started. When I think about doing a hobby I get more anxious and end up not doing it. I like to crochet, draw/color at my art table, write, and read...but all of those things feel absolutely impossible right now. Does anyone else get anxious by the very thought of doing a distraction?
Oh, and I love Hobby Lobby...and Jo-Ann Fabrics.