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Unread 10-02-2013, 09:16 PM   #1
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I find at night is when my mind starts to think of how much my life sucks, that ill always be alone, I'm fat and ugly and nobody could ever love me, I'll always be stuck in a job I hate etc. I find myself trying to distract myself once my daughter is in bed by watching tv, a movie whatever, so I don't have the time to think.
Does this work for anyone?


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Unread 10-02-2013, 09:22 PM   #2
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Yep. Distraction is one of my very favourite techniques! The problem is I used it too much, constantly distracting myself and rarely letting myself feel. Working on that now. It is still the best technique for me in times of stress.
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I try to use distraction, too. I'm glad you found it works for you. Sometimes, it's really a struggle to distract my mind, my depression sometimes is too strong to get distraction to work so then I just cry.
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I practice distraction and avoidance daily. I wouldn't say it's the best technique though. I hope you can start to feel better about yourself
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Well distraction is better than lying in bed at night hating myself and crying myself to sleep.


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I agree, the only times I've been happy for a long time is when I'm with my son. I get him three days a week and the rest of the time I try to find some mundane distraction and sometimes it even works.
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