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Hi! I'm new here : )

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I have depression/anxiety/ptsd and curious how others deal with their daily struggles. Life itself is a struggle right now for me as I'm sure it is for others. Right now my new saying is "each minute is a new one" that's the only thing that gets me by at the moment.

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Hi there and welcome! Your saying is great as it is very helpful to stay in the moment. Something that I have found helpful in getting through my daily struggles with anxiety and depression is writing. You can keep a journal, take notes from what you read, write poems to express your feelings, etc. It’s a good way to release and gain perspective.

Also, listening to music, either upbeat or relaxing, depending what mood I find myself in, helps a lot!

Hope this is helpful. Nice to meet a new member. 🙂

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Thank you. I was writing and keeping a journal but I found reading it again was difficult like I was reliving things. So, what I have done was I would just write and write with no care of how it sounded knowing I wasn't going to read it again, then I would flush it down the toilet lol. It was gone! If it was winter and we had the fireplace going I'd burn it.

Your reply is helpful and I'm looking forward in meeting new friends! : )

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I think it would feel so cleansing to write down all the negativity and burn it. 😀 That’s a good way to avoid reliving past drama.

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Hi🙋‍♀️ and welcome! You've come to the right place!

I love your new saying!👍

Yeah, it's a stressful world out there right now.

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Hi and thank you! I'm looking forward to meeting new friends. I'm hoping when I have panic attacks I can come here too.

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Of course!

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That's soo cool. It's weird, the attacks come and you don't even know it's happening until you're going through it. It also helps that we all can openly chat about our situations and not get looked down upon or treated like an idiot.

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Yes, it's nice to be in a judgement-free zone😊

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Yeeesss! I work in a very toxic judgmental atmosphere which consumes all of me by 5pm so i get exhausted by 3pm....UGH!

That’s my way of getting through lately as well. One minute at a time. It helps to hear others share on this forum too.

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I can't focus on anything else except that minute. Getting through the days seem difficult right now. My other saying is "live for today, can't focus on tomorrow right now and that's ok because today will be successful" : )

That’s a great outlook too. Sounds like you’ve been around the block with these issues for some time now, and have found some things that work for you. That in and of itself is an accomplishment and a step forward!

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