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Posted 05 April 2003 - 09:26 PM

I am feeling super-down right now, and reading all of these coping ideas is helping.  Thank you all.

I think I will go outside for a walk and a smoke....and remember that I'm not alone.

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Posted 15 October 2001 - 12:20 PM

(((((HUGS))))) I agree with Danielle, this is a very good thread sweetie. :)

When i am low and i may actually be able to concentrate i block myself up in my room and read a really good book. But if i am not able to concentrate on anything whatsoever i normally during the day cart myself to my balcony. Turn on some real good music and relax, just look around and see whats around me. I love just dazing off and thinking about other things, sometimes i will take a notebook out with me and i will write. At night time i go out to our front porch with my cigs and walkman where i just relax. For me this is the best, but i can see how you guys above me would love what you do. :):)

Thanks Els for starting this thread up honey, its nice to see how others pull themselves together when they can or need to. ((((hugs))))

Love Donna =)

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Posted 15 October 2001 - 05:51 PM

great idea to share what we find that works, never know what new tricks we may find.

thanks heaps

(Edited by fairydust at 2:36 am on Feb. 25, 2002)

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Posted 16 October 2001 - 03:33 AM

oh you lovely friends !

just reading this is a coping tric !



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Posted 17 October 2001 - 10:43 PM


This is a great thread!  Everyone in Pandora's is amazing!  For me...my coping during the bad times is to take a hot bubble bath, light candles and incense, listen to music, and just soak in the tub until I feel somewhat purified.


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Posted 18 October 2001 - 08:01 PM

*** OK  ****
Different things for different times, as a Mom of
4 small children, I can't always do the same so I
have a few different ones,
with the kids, we slap in a Bert & Ernie (sesame street)
"Rubber Ducky" normally does the trick.
When alone, I will have a piggy break! Sounds silly right?
Let me explain, not much to it really, I own the snuggles Guinea pig in the whole world, He always helps, make me happy again,
when kids are asleep, I check on them, nothing more sweet then your children peacefully asleep.

  Hey Great thread, thanks, Daisy Ivy

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Posted 04 November 2001 - 09:32 PM

I listen to music, play video games, read or watch a movie. I like listening to music because it's relaxing, video games help get the aggression and anger out, reading and watching movies take me to "another world" for awhile.

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Posted 10 November 2001 - 10:28 AM


Great thread! I usually call a friend - amazing how the voice of a friend makes you feel less alone.

Course now I have all these chatsisters I often come online and chat chat chat. I can now type like the wind :).

Love you Els

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Posted 19 February 2002 - 09:54 PM

Just a suggestion...

For those who feel/like/need to scrub... I made a great discovery... those bath gloves they sell are perfect for such an activity.. just be careful with them cause some are quite rough....

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Posted 10 March 2002 - 01:26 PM


Mandy, I'm with you on that one. Despite my lack of disposable funds - I shop when I'm sad. It almost ALWAYS makes me feel better, playing with all of my new toys.

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Posted 05 August 2002 - 06:40 PM

Great thread!

Here are mine:

1. Hot bubble baths

2. A new book - if I am in really bad shape and can't concentrate then I swear by second-hand romances. They are so undemanding and easy to read! And around here they are 4 for a dollar.

3. Music  - right now the Wyrd Sisters, Annie Lennox, Sinead O'Connor, Kate Bush, Indigo Girls, and Sarah of course. For seriously bad times - nothing beats Nancy Sinatras :These Boots Are Made For Walking"

4. Chick flicks - nothing triggering allowed.

5. Praying

6. Napping

7. and... SHOPPING! Even a new three dollar nose ring can cheer me up for quite a while

8. Sitting in my car, parked, in a safe place, with an Egg McMuffin, (my weakness) listening to CBC Canada Radio, and a cigarette to follow. Very reliable!

I loved ehearing everyone elses!


(Edited by Zoe at 9:41 pm on Aug. 5, 2002)

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:05 PM

watch tv. well. i watch a lot anyway. music. and uh, blogging.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:56 PM

...other things that work for me are the taking-care-of-myself things...putting a mask on...

I wanted to read that out of context and think you meant a "costume" type mask or something like that.

Because I actually do something kind of like that.

I have negative associations with my own feet,

so I have a custom pair of big funny slippers to wear over them when i'm in the house. helps a lot with body image stuff for me. :yahoo:

wont describe the slippers in specific detail, kinda personal about the nature of them even though the slippers themselves couldnt possibly be considered inapprorpiate or offensive

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:49 PM

I drive & I sing. It really helps if I can bring along a trusted friend. But if I can't then I just sing all the louder. I literally drown the world out until I can't help but laugh at myself. But I have to make sure the music is right or it can get ugly.

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