Living with chronic illness is certainly a head-trip, lots of emotional-collateral-damage that our gasteroenteroligist does not treat. I get it, and have been there where we worry that the smallest thing is the sign that we're about
to fall off of a cliff into a horrid flare. Easy to say don't do that, much, much harder to not. I'd recommend trying to invest in hobbies (music, movies, games, books, etc etc) and things you enjoy (light exercise, walks, yoga, etc are all natural pick me ups that make you feel good afterwards), as you cannot worry about
your health 365/24/7 and expect to remain sane. You need healthy distractions and means to vent when we all need to.
Coping is a struggle, and we all struggle with it in varying degrees at different stages (i.e., I am a dark and depressed person during flares as an example).
Tips for coping with stress and anxieties: https://www.stress-relief-exercises.comhttps://www.healthcentral.com/anxiety/c/73076/34334/breathing-lessonshttps://www.healthyplace.com
Three Minute Mindfulness Meditation Videohttps:///www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdflnqo0tqshttps:///www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2_uffiszky