How do you cope with problems?

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How do you cope with problems?

.kaycat .kaycat
Anger, sadness, stress ect
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Eating sweets
7
Eating everything in sight
6
Sex is the only relief
8
Oral is the only relief
Crying forever, and ever until you fall asleep
9
Movies that make you cry
Shows that make you laugh
9
Exercising
12
Violence
3
Other
16
Total votes: 70 (29 voters)
Poll is closed
04/17/2013
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Hallmar82 Hallmar82
It depends upon the kind of stress, but usually I more than one thing to get my mind of what's bothering me. An important "other" for me would be work.
04/17/2013
chicmichiw chicmichiw
Aww, I have a bad habit of just trying to carry on. Usually my stress starts manifesting as excessive tiredness, boredom/comfort eating. Unfortunately, sometimes it will go the opposite direction, into controlling my eating.
04/17/2013
Munko Munko
I tend to sleep it off and deal with it once I've slept with it.
04/17/2013
MrWishyWashy MrWishyWashy
Not the best solution, but drinking a few beers seems to help me.
04/17/2013
Cosmonaut Cosmonaut
I exercise when I am mad, lol.
04/18/2013
kendra30752 kendra30752
Quote:
Originally posted by .kaycat
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.
04/18/2013
bratcat bratcat
I have some disordered eating issues, and it tends to get really bad when i am upset and i'll binge or purge. If im anxious i will often cry a lot as well. to try and feel better i'll do some mild exercise or watch a show i like, or call and talk with my partner for a while (if i can).
04/18/2013
GirlOnGirl GirlOnGirl
Quote:
Originally posted by Munko
I tend to sleep it off and deal with it once I've slept with it.
Same here. I don't know what it is but I need to avoid it for a bit.
04/18/2013
Beautiful-Disaster Beautiful-Disaster
I'm not very good at dealing with problems.. I get very angry & dwell on what's irritating me. Like right now, I have a problem. A few days ago, my older sister physically attacked me..also screaming nasty things at me even telling me I should've been aborted. & I can't get over it. I'm so livid... She turns people against me (including my dad..who isnt her dad but adopted her as a baby).. She tells people nasty things bout me that aren't even true... Just thinking about it.. Bugs me.
04/18/2013
Jenn (aka kissmykitty) Jenn (aka kissmykitty)
Crying. Distracting myself with other things (attention & time consuming projects). Lorazepam.

(I'm not kidding about the last one. It's like a mute switch for your mind. I fucking love it.)
04/18/2013
BrittaniMaree BrittaniMaree
I usually keep it to myself and try not to cry in front of others
04/18/2013
hillys hillys
i eat a lot and watch a lot
04/18/2013
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Sex, exercise, alcohol and sweets - in that order, often in combination - whatever it takes.
04/18/2013
Hummingbird Hummingbird
Hold it all inside and sleep. When it gets bad enough, then I open my mouth and address what's really bothering me.
04/18/2013
spiced spiced
Meditation, exercise, allowing myself to feel whatever I feel* — and then doing whatever I can to make the situation better.

*but not necessarily immediately doing/saying what those feelings might lead me to want to do.
04/18/2013
lovelyzombie lovelyzombie
i just like to be alone when im mad
04/18/2013
Mr. John Mr. John
Quote:
Originally posted by .kaycat
Anger, sadness, stress ect
I'm still trying to figure that one out.
04/18/2013
js250 js250
I internalize the problem until I can get a mental grasp...then I either explode and self-destruct or deal with it productively. I have found I deal with my issues best when I can get on my dirt bike and rip the throttle. You forget the petty issues when you are on a high powered machine that can seriously injure you if you lose focus. Afterwards, the adrenaline high and good feelings allow me to deal with the real issue(s), not cloud them up with emotions. Or I get on EF and vent to you guys, you have all been an amazing support group!
04/18/2013
KinkyKatieJames KinkyKatieJames
I picked a few, but one that wasn't on here was writing. I still have a diary that I write in. It helps me deal with my emotions and work though them.
04/18/2013
Living Doll Living Doll
I exercise, read or play video games.
04/18/2013
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Exercise, play video games, or just take time to relax
04/18/2013
Creepellah Creepellah
By doing things I love like drawing, dancing and being around loved ones.
04/18/2013
chicmichiw chicmichiw
I like to exercise and simply be pro-active in my life -- I get really anxious about performance-based things (grades, interviews, etc) so I just make sure I'm really prepared, all the time. It's a lot of work, but I think it's a productive coping mechanism.
04/19/2013
hut22dunn2 hut22dunn2
Quote:
Originally posted by .kaycat
Anger, sadness, stress ect
I either eat or drink
11/09/2013
HostileUmbrella HostileUmbrella
Quote:
Originally posted by Munko
I tend to sleep it off and deal with it once I've slept with it.
sleep and time usually help me deal with things too
11/18/2013
Total posts: 26
Unique posters: 25