anxiety threads

Dai

Member
How to stop old habits returning, with the boredom of not being allowed outside?
 
Guess what I am doing? Embroidery... I would never have believed it, but here I am. It is absorbing and calming. It is a little penguin or a bear, a lovely furry little something with a flower in its hand. Lovely lol.
 

Thunderchild

Administrator
Yes I guess the only thing one can do in circumstances like these is to work out what to do with the time. I am learning to program some more and have a little tidying up to do. I am on an extended easter holiday that include summer holiday to try and wait this thing out but when I am working from home I follow the same routine as being at work.
 

azealia84

New member
I'm struggling today because I've spent all week in the sun and today it's grey and the change in weather always makes me feel like crying. Normally me and my partner would go for a drive out to the garden centre, or go for a meal or a walk around the shops to cheer me up, but now that's not possible. I can't relax at all. I went for a run which made me feel angry because there were so many big families blocking the paths, and I spent an hour trying to find something to watch but eventually gave up. I'm usually good at finding things to keep me busy, but the change in weather has completely thrown me.
 

Thunderchild

Administrator
Oh, it's nice weather here. I too have been frustrated at the amount of people out but then I am part of the problem going to the popular spots so today I went for a ride on back roads and hardly saw anyone.
 

azealia84

New member
Oh, it's nice weather here. I too have been frustrated at the amount of people out but then I am part of the problem going to the popular spots so today I went for a ride on back roads and hardly saw anyone.

I've been going out early morning to avoid the crowds, but today left it until the afternoon as I haven't been feeling well today and took me all day to work up the energy to go for a run.
 

ProfessorWorm

Active member
Might I suggest knitting/crochet? Until my health issues got to bad I used to do it in the winter when it was to miserable to go outside. Makes for a nice diversion. As do board games, writing (fictional or none). In a fit of quarantine boredom I’ve gotten back into baking. That might be nice for you, if you have access to flour. Sourdough is usually yeast free and is not terribly arduous. I might experiment a little bit with that. I don’t know your skill level but Sally’s Baking Addiction and BuzzFeed’s Tasty have some nice recipes of varying skill levels.
 

Dai

Member
How to stop old habits returning, with the boredom of not being allowed outside?
I thought I would reply to my own thread. I'm really into my book. I am not sure of th title yet, maybe "other lives", because I seem to have gone through life meeting unusual people and taking in their lives, or maybe I will call it "autistic boy", because I have been the oldest going Peter Pan ever, have I grown up yet?....I am not sure, maybe still a boy inside an old man's body! I have written quite a lot. I have done various passages already so I am able to insert these into the main body of the text. I am going to add into it the poems I wrote and some photos I have found over the years that add to the flavour of the passing years. Strange how one looks back at the muddling ineptitude of those who seek political power in order to foist on us their mad and bad ideas. Usually we all end up paying more taxes, or having to host more foreigners who work harder than us wise islanders, in order to earn the replacement capital. So the politicians wised up to the original island race and place ever greater burdens on us, moving state supported schemes onto our private purses. My parents bought their first house for £300 during the war, that is to say my mother bought it, with my father's saved army pay. I visited it recently and if placed on the market it would fetch £2mn!! How careful we must be to make sure we are not left behind, as inflation is going to be the only way out of the pandemic debt.
 
I have learned that we are all affected by the environment’s wellbeing in one way or another and when external things are cared for and cared about that has a positive affect on our internal state too.
 

Pattern-chaser

Active member
I have learned that we are all affected by the environment’s wellbeing in one way or another and when external things are cared for and cared about that has a positive affect on our internal state too.
Yes, the affinities (even 'kinship'? 🤔) between ourselves and our environment are a lot deeper than we mostly realise.... 🌱🐤🐝🙂
 

Dai

Member
I read this in an article today and it was an "oh my gosh" lightbulb moment. I was brought up within an abusive parenting family, where my dad was a narcist in all its forms, and gaslighting was common place. I am trying not to let his vile behaviour intrude into my life, but everytime I think I have escaped I come across this kind of article ( see below) I over explain continuously most of the time I don't think people believe me.
I Overexplain Today Because I Was Gaslighted as a Child