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Hi, I struggle with depression and anxiety. These challenges have kept me home-bound and friendless. I am very introverted so I can't really say I'm too disappointed about not having friends but lately I've felt very lonely and am hoping to find others who also struggle with "normal", life in general, and possibly share similar interests.

Some of the things I've found lately that are helping are Stoicism, Taoism, and Buddhism philosophies. Many of these ideas help me dismantle a lot of my negative thoughts and how I feel about myself. Also meditation, chanting, singing bowls (sound baths), tai-chi, affirmations and art therapy are all things I've incorporated into my daily routine (not everyday, I'm not a machine lol). That's on a good day of course. On a bad day I chuck it all out the window and feel overwhelmed and hopeless because this world doesn't make any sense to me.

Most of the things I come across don't really fit my personality exactly, so I just keep looking until I find what "feels" right to me. I have a dark sense of humor and if something comes across as too upbeat or cheerful I tend to not trust it but I've found many things that are a good fit for me.

Anyone else out there using any of these techniques or interested in discussing them? Also I love art and journaling with recycled materials. If anyone is interested in learning how to make art journals out of stuff lying around the house I'd love to help. And if anyone watches Mystery Science Theatre 3000 or Rifftrax let's talk :)

Thank you for taking the time read this.
~Scout
 
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Hello TheLastGirlScout, welcome to the forum I hope you can settle here as everyone is helpful and very caring. I suffer from depression and anxiety too as well as other mental health issues and using this forum is really good and safe.
 
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Welcome to the forum. I, too, found eastern religions very helpful when I was younger. Also enjoy all types of humor, including MST3K. See ya in the forums!
 
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Hello and welcome 🙂 I like to make art too, and especially enjoy recycling things into my art. I make a lot of glue books/collage books.
 
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Hello and welcome 🙂 I like to make art too, and especially enjoy recycling things into my art. I make a lot of glue books/collage books.
That's wonderful. If you'd ever like to share please let me know. Some days, for me, are difficult to find inspiration and motivation. Would really love to find an art buddy even if it's just to say, "look at the crap i did today."
Thanks and take care, Scout
 
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That's wonderful. If you'd ever like to share please let me know. Some days, for me, are difficult to find inspiration and motivation. Would really love to find an art buddy even if it's just to say, "look at the crap i did today."
Thanks and take care, Scout
Great 🙂
 
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