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normalsnofun
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   Posted 11/28/2006 8:08 AM (GMT -6)   
With the holidays and such comming around and what not I am sure some of you are having that feeling of wanting to crawl into bed...under the sheets...and hibernate till who knows when. I was wondering if you all had suggestions on how to fight that feeling......

Please share your input........
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Patty B.
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   Posted 11/28/2006 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I know this is not for everyone (this kinda stuff can be seen as a weakness to those who don't know or want to understand A/P) but I tell my closest people who 'get' what's up and I am less reluctant to get out with them around---and let the others think whatever. That being said I generally am not one to want to crawl into bed but yeah, hubby's Christmas party season is here and I'd rather have the measles.
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Twiggygal
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   Posted 11/28/2006 2:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I really have been just trying to get myself REALLY excited about Christmas... the ideas of decorating and putting up the tree are enough to keep me out of bed.

And I still haven't even STARTED Christmas shopping yet... and I hate shopping.. I'd prefer to do it online... but I don't want to make my panic disorder any worse than it is.

Sooooo I would suggest just doing maybe crafts like decorating christmas ornaments to put on the tree and decorate the house..

maybe bake some Holiday cookies for friends and have a game night or something.

anyone else have ideas?

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shell67
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   Posted 11/28/2006 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi lil one, what a wonderful post, im sure we all have different ways of staying out of bed when things look bad, and sharing those things i hope helps alot of ppl have a better christmas holiday. Right now, ive been so depressed with all the pain and no income.....id love to hear some input, but i will have to think hard about how i have kept my sanity, im not quite sure at this moment. Im with twiggy, i hope i can just have some good family time, and bake everyone something this year, it would be fun for me and the kids to make cookies, cakes, and mmmmmmm whiskey balls ;) im sure there are plenty more of you with wonderful ideas, bring em on :) thank you
shell
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harry4
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   Posted 11/28/2006 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   

bed is usually the most comfortable place to be, especially on cold grey days when you have nothing else to do

I must admit I hibernate in bed too much as I am retired now

I often force myself to go to a local shopping centre or mall, just to get out and about

I alos borrow lots of books from the local library, talking books for the blind are useful if you cant be bothered reading

if eslf help anxiety books are too nerve racking to read, often the talking book version is easier to listen to


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normalsnofun
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   Posted 11/28/2006 4:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I would share ways but I am guilty as the rest today. I guess it was a bad day to sound inspirational ...FROM MY BED...I called outta work and spent the day in bed avoiding the tons of things I have to do like dishes and laundry etc. Laundry I actually have to leave the house for so we will see if i have clothes tomorrow lol.keep em coming and if i can figure anythng out illshare. love yas.
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 12/5/2006 11:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I came to this thread hoping to find some input to help
lol
nope all is not well in A/P land
Holidays are hard for everyone more for those that suffer I am not sekf this year at all I have bravely done or tried to post threads to uplift and get the spirit moving but no one is biting
I hope we all will still stay and try to be upbeat support and care as per the norm ..........
Have a good day all
Please
Luvs
Lyn

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Sadsong
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   Posted 12/5/2006 6:11 PM (GMT -6)   

After spending the majority of last week in bed, I decided to invite a friend of mine over for dinner.  He was so appreciative that he offered to go Christmas tree shopping with me.  We plan on going after work on Friday. 

I guess what I've learned is it might take a little extra step on my part initially, but the rewards are worthwhile.  (I live by myself and there is no way I'd be able to lug a tree up 3 flights of stairs to my apartment alone!)


GFK
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   Posted 12/5/2006 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
KIDS! The younger ones anyway! Its hard not to catch their excitement and enthusiasm at Christmas. I'm kinda stuck on how one without younger kids in the family could spend time around them... (I live in a rural area, so there's not much going on) What about volunteering/participating with a Church function for kids.... or a shelter.... Sorry, its probably not much of a solution:)

Karen

debaser
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   Posted 12/5/2006 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know if this is "healthy" or not, but I have started to see this anxiety issue as a war with myself. And I'm going to win. I don't care if I feel sick or am nervous, I am GOING TO DO WHAT I NEED TO DO. I've decided that I'm just sick of it all. It's going to be hard to deal with the family, shopping, and travel that comes with the holidays, but I'm going to do it anyway. If it turns me into the world's biggest headcase, so be it. I'll deal with the aftermath later.

Beth Anne
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   Posted 12/5/2006 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure if this will help. I try positive self talk when I am struggling to put my feet on the floor in the morning, I think about how much better today can be, than yesterday. I try to learn from yesterdays mistakes and set short term goals for the day. I only set a few, this way I can't get so upset when they don't get done. LOL This time of year is particularly hard for me and my husband, we are the only couple in both families with no kids. However, I am blessed that I do get to watch my nieces and nephews open gifts. They make me smile.


Beth

Howlyncat
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   Posted 12/6/2006 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Beth you have some great points here thanks for your input
I do try the same as you but I also am so tired of being sick and tired ya know I have alot of other illnesses I am dealing with and I dont want to be in this place and I am trying to get out trying real hard
Thanks for your support to the forum as well
Lyn
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