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suggestions...? [May. 20th, 2008|04:53 pm]
INFP Community v2: Lovers, Dreamers, and Me


coping skills for when you feel chronically alone, empty, dead inside, thoroughly uninspired and unaroused by life?

[User Picture]From: kidfear
2008-05-20 09:12 pm (UTC)
create something.
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[User Picture]From: lucubr8r
2008-05-20 09:45 pm (UTC)
agree with kidfear. When you can't even do that, go for a walk, go to an art museum, do something special for yourself. It doesn't always help a lot, but hopefully it helps a little.
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[User Picture]From: syntheticjesso
2008-05-20 11:04 pm (UTC)
Animal Crossing DS.

Seriously. There's a reason I have two copies. I get sucked in and "escape" into the game.
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[User Picture]From: notquitezeus
2008-05-21 02:20 am (UTC)
don't cope, go talk to a mental health professional who can give you the help you need to get back into a better place. i'm no psychiatrist, but those sound like classic symptoms of depression, and having been through it myself i can tell you that the doctors can help if you're willing to let them.

research suggests that exercise helps (if nothing else, you'll be too exhausted to think about things when you're done, although the burst of seratonin ["runner's high"] definitely helps). i find that for me, personally, keeping a journal (nice hard-bound volume which i use a fountain pen with) also helps.
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[User Picture]From: empty_party
2008-05-22 09:50 pm (UTC)
I like listening to music that makes me really feel something...That honestly makes life more meaningful to me than anything else, heh...

I hope you feel better soon. ♥
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[User Picture]From: firerainchild
2008-05-24 03:37 am (UTC)
I agree with notquitezeus... Depending on how long you've been dealing with this professional help might be able to really help.
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[User Picture]From: a_ms_story
2008-06-29 03:44 pm (UTC)
go to some place you would normally really like going to. if you like the beach, go to the beach, and find a corner where you can be by yourself. take in the sensations: the smell of the water, the sounds of the water crashing against the shore, the feeling of sand between your toes...and think. I don't know, but when I feel like you say you do, being at the beach or by a lake, calms me.
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[User Picture]From: of_color_bright
2008-06-29 07:43 pm (UTC)
Wow! I live in Cleveland, and since I posted this, I've discovered that going to Lake Erie -- especially during thunderstorms -- is the best thing ever. So I've been doing that, and it has helped.

So, right on. High five. ^^
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