Hi, I am new here. I have been diagnosed with schizoid Personality disorder and suffer from social anxiety and depression. I tried to make social network but the awkward moments prevent me from trying too much. I recently found out the less social interaction reduces mental capacity as the same and mundane activity. That info made me even more anxious because that is my job as the mundane and my social interaction limited. I have been encouraged to joined support group. I think I choose this one and I hope its the right one. I have been trying to write a diary but wasnt successful. hopefully i get respond with your situation and what do you do to concour stress and anxiety
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Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here! I have been diagnosed bipolar for many years. I mostly deal with depression. I’m not suffering at the moment and for that I am most grateful!
I cope with stress and anxiety first of all by living in today and not worrying about the past or the future. I only try to concentrate on things that I have control over and let the rest go. Then I attempt to take care of what needs to be done by taking baby steps to achieve each goal. Your goal for tomorrow may be to go to the grocery store and that’s all. Congratulate yourself on accomplishing each task!
I try not to do anxiety-producing things that aren’t necessary, such as, watching the news on TV. I use distraction to occupy my mind when worrying or feeling stressed or sad. I have picked up cooking again with much personal success. Distract yourself with something you enjoy! I also practice my spiritual beliefs guide and comfort me. I wish you the best and again, welcome!!