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Lads, if you're not gonna offer OP any words of advice or address his post then could you not just fuck off with your boring petty bickering going over the same shite you've done a million times before. Make thread somewhere else. You're in /emo/, be helpful or piss off.
It's been getting to me as well mate, been proper up n down the last couple weeks. Random bouts of having a bit of a cry and then the next day feeling alright.
Personally my coping strategies have been chopping and changing a bit. Bought a PS4 at the beginning of lockdown, rinsed gta, red dead and a couple other games then got fucking sick of it, it's now gathering dust. It did help for a bit though.
Been drinking which is obviously not a great strategy but I've managed to keep it to evenings and although I've had a few heavy nights have reigned it back to a couple beers and the occasional night cap (usually).
Was meditating for the first few weeks, that's been sacked off but should really force myself back into the habit as it makes a noticeable difference to my mental health.
Making the effort to see friends if you can makes a massive difference even if it's just sitting in a park for an hour and having a natter.
I think it's just a combination of things innit, like allowing yourself days to feel like shit and not being hard on yourself for it but also realising you need to make an effort to not wallow in it.
I think making a concerted effort to not get sucked into social media and the news at the moment makes a fucking huge difference. Shit is proper fucked obviously but if you just have a day or two of not getting involved at all it amazing the difference it makes, ignore that shit and just go for a long walk and it's astounding how much it can help your head out. It's absolutely toxic at the moment.
I also do some art stuff when I can actually motivate myself (which can be a struggle) to do it that it also helps a lot to get lost in that.
And just the usual stuff as well, eating healthily, getting decent sleep, getting outdoors and all that shit.
I dunno if any of that's any help but that's how I've been tryna cope and I've had some proper down days of just feeling like hopeless shite. In fact the last couple have been like that, but actually today I feel pretty good! It's all temporary innit, or maybe it's the comforting grey cloud and cooler temps. Who knows.
Best of luck lad, it'll get better eventually.