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Hi, I'm a boy from Singapore and I have health anxiety and am very afraid of dieseases and blah blah blah.
So anyway, what I would do is watch some Source Filmakers comedies, watch adultswim comedies, or game with my friends! Usually, company from friends/family would really help!
So what do you do? Hopefully, other people can try our ways and find better ways to cope  :spineyes:
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Re: How do you guys cope with your anxiety? Name some good ways here!
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2014, 02:23:12 AM »
Either some funny videos on the internet or playing games on your phone
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Re: How do you guys cope with your anxiety? Name some good ways here!
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2014, 07:35:17 PM »
I find that writing helps me feel better sometimes. Sometimes poetry or just writing down whatever is on my mind at the time. I usually end up feeling less anxious after because I feel like I understand what the problem was that caused the anxiety and see things more clearly. Plus I get whatever was bothering me out of my head.
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Re: How do you guys cope with your anxiety? Name some good ways here!
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2014, 11:26:10 PM »
Chatting with my SO, watching Netflix, exercising, social media/browsing the internet/chatting here, playing video games - some of the things that help distract me from negative thoughts. :yes:
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Re: How do you guys cope with your anxiety? Name some good ways here!
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2014, 02:36:06 PM »
Being alone, outside in the open with relaxing scenery is the only time I feel truly anxiety free. Just when I can forget everything and everyone and just be with nature. 
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Re: How do you guys cope with your anxiety? Name some good ways here!
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2014, 08:46:49 AM »
Lovely thread, thank you. It really is so wonderful to discover our sources of relaxation. Definitely writing, reading and posting here, trips to the library, walks outdoors connecting with nature, yoga, tai chi.

And daily meditation.
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Re: How do you guys cope with your anxiety? Name some good ways here!
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2014, 09:37:53 AM »
The Harry Potter books...total lifesaver for me in times of high anxiety! I can lose myself in them so easily.
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Re: How do you guys cope with your anxiety? Name some good ways here!
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2014, 09:47:44 AM »
Listening to music, reading Stephen King books, taking a walk, and anxietyzone.
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On medication, which is doing great! I love the major improvements it has made for me and he people around me for when I have anxiety I make others suffer, but not anymore!

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Re: How do you guys cope with your anxiety? Name some good ways here!
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2014, 06:15:57 PM »
1. Reading: Funny non/fiction stories, Creepypasta/Horror stories (I like to get spooked from non-reality things,)

2. Drawing: Sometimes I make a character to represent the fear/anxiety/other negative feelings, just to personify them. Drawing/doodling/scribbling is an excellent venting activity for me.

3. Writing. It's awesome, because when you take the time to write down what you're thinking & feeling, your mind stops going 100mph, and you can actually analyze & understand the how's & why's of what you're feeling. Also, writing a fictional story is fun. ^^

4. Being alone - although, isolation isn't good for most people, it helps me to get all my thoughts together. Plus, I'm the kind of person that needs alone time in order to stay sane.

5. Working/chores - I can be a lazy bum, but if something's really bothering me, I'll clean the Sam Hell out of everything. It keeps me focused on the task instead of thinking. Whether or not this could apply when I get a real job, I dunno. At least I hope it does!

6. Day dreaming...but mostly: Sleeping/Dreaming. I've gotten into the habit of writing down & remembering my dreams, then analyzing & looking up the definitions. It can really help place all the missing pieces in your life once you get good at it...and sometimes, it's the little things you never really notice.
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Re: How do you guys cope with your anxiety? Name some good ways here!
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2014, 06:06:11 PM »
Icecream does it for me I heard on Doctor Oz us anxiety peeps crave sweets to release dopamines in our brain so we sense reward and pleasure stimulation.....oh and sex is a temporary relief....lol :action-smiley-065:
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Re: How do you guys cope with your anxiety? Name some good ways here!
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2014, 07:06:46 PM »
Icecream does it for me I heard on Doctor Oz us anxiety peeps crave sweets to release dopamines in our brain so we sense reward and pleasure stimulation.....oh and sex is a temporary relief....lol :action-smiley-065:
May be TMI but masturbating also is a huge reliever for me, just like chocolate (a nessacary thing for me) also my cat is a big relief.
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On medication, which is doing great! I love the major improvements it has made for me and he people around me for when I have anxiety I make others suffer, but not anymore!

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Re: How do you guys cope with your anxiety? Name some good ways here!
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2014, 07:16:13 PM »
I'll talk to my wife or watch some ASMR and relaxation videos on YouTube for the most immediate relief.

I would say writing, but that tends to increase my anxiety.
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Re: How do you guys cope with your anxiety? Name some good ways here!
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2014, 03:11:58 AM »
Since discovering my love for weight lifting not only have I put a big dent in the number of attacks, but also find myself in the best shape of my life. Know it's cliche- but pushing weight helps slow the train that constantly runs through my head. Writing works sometimes, but it's 50/50 at best- sometimes it proves just to wind me up further.
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Re: How do you guys cope with your anxiety? Name some good ways here!
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2014, 08:54:57 AM »
I just discovered a new hobby. Modding favourite games! I just love to expand my creativity in the game  :yes:
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Re: How do you guys cope with your anxiety? Name some good ways here!
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2014, 09:29:52 AM »
I do everything I possibly can.  Along with some of the above mentioned ideas, I also

practice deep breathing exercises
guided meditation apps
relaxation apps
aromatherapy
long soaking baths with relaxing music
massages

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