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Anger, sadness, stress ect
Well, I have different methods for different problems. Stress & extreme anxiety -- I eat. For instance, if we're having a really bad storm like last week & I'm freaking out, I eat. During the storm last week, I was on FB with my cousin and a few friends chatting in a post for the entire time because we were all so scared & trying to ease the anxiety for each other. During that & the whole storm crap, I managed to make chocolate covered strawberrries, chocolate covered cherries & chocolate covered raisins! Lol. Then I added a banana with peanut butter to the collection. Sometimes I'll eat a lot of whatever I come up with and other times, like last week, I'll eat one bite, but have it all ready beside me. I guess just in case. LOL. I do things like making strange things or clean when I'm super nervous.
Anger... That's a tough one. I sometimes take my frustrations, stress and anger and just old crappy thoughts out on my fitness pole. Nothing does it for me like a workout on the pole! Or I might do better to sort the problems in my head if it's something I can do and benefit from like if I've overreacted with anger or something. And then there's writing it out or typing it out and sometimes even shaing it someplace online. That is one of the best ways to get my bad feelings/thoughts out of my head. Then I'll think clearly and be able to better handle it all. I've always turned to writing for most of my emotions, so that comes naturally. However, there are certain times when I just need to exhaust myself and that's where my fitness pole comes in handy.
Or crafting. Something that takes patience is therapeutic to me like making a necklace. All week long I've been taking a little while to work on a dress I'm making & the process is really therapeutic for me, even if I'm not necessarily having anything stressful or bad going on.
Then there's some things that just require a support group! Lol. If my "problems" are misophonia-related I go straight to the support group for it because nobody else can quite understand the emotions that come from that condition. I also attend a support group for another issue and it is helpful sometimes.
I also find that chatting with friends (like my friends from EF!) is super helpful. Some of my most calming moments have been from talking with a close EF member. There's just things you can share with EF friends that again, nobody else could quite understand.