• Welcome! It’s great to see you. Our forum members are people, maybe like yourself, who experience mental health difficulties or who have had them at some point in their life.

    If you'd like to talk with people who know what it's like

Hobbies ideas and interests

mandy125

mandy125

Well-known member
Joined
May 23, 2020
Messages
270
Location
sittingbourne
so i recently took up paper art called quilling because i cant read at the moment the voices are to insistant that they dont want to leave and every time i phone my mum they tell me i shouldnt off load onto her because iam being unfair or out of line with how i talk to her even though i am kind and dont yell or swear at her.
just wondered what others did to self soothe on here any ideas would be welcome id post a pic but ive lost my cable x
 
N

natalie

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 1, 2014
Messages
14,572
Hi Mandy125,

How about listening to music and or musicals through headphones and a personal cd player, this is an excellent to even prevent the voices to flare up agonisingly in the first place, I am in a position I can listen to music virtually all day, and also in the evenings.


Fitness, i always workout to my fitness dvds when able.

What I was going to suggest was, could you try cross stitiching, or knitting? And listening to music, that might work?


Do let us know how you'll get on.
 
Capt Hooke

Capt Hooke

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 12, 2020
Messages
193
Location
Hadley Rille
I've just bought a grit-blasting cabinet, and when I get it set up, I'm going to grit blast the hell out of anything I can find, and then paint it :rolleyes:.
 
mandy125

mandy125

Well-known member
Joined
May 23, 2020
Messages
270
Location
sittingbourne
hi i like my heart 80s but i also like it quiet
it doesnt seem to prevent my voices much they just get louder
im hoping once i move to be able to get back into exercise x
 
Jam1990

Jam1990

Well-known member
Joined
May 22, 2020
Messages
72
Location
earth
I've been riding my bike on a bike path by my house most mornings and listening to an audio book at the same time. The weather has been cooling off where I am so it has been very pleasant to get out and ride. I'm noticing that it's helping with my morning symptoms.
 
P

PastelKittenX

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 2, 2017
Messages
629
Location
Born in Portugal, living in the UK (Norfolk)
My main hobby is keeping fit- exercise bike, yoga, Zumba, walking pet dog.

I like reading and watching TV shows.

Spending time with family and boyfriend too.

Visiting New places with my boyfriend.

Sometimes play games on my Nintendo Switch.

Looking at memes and watching YouTube videos.
 
mandy125

mandy125

Well-known member
Joined
May 23, 2020
Messages
270
Location
sittingbourne
Hi @PastelKittenX I used to love working out too but I'm too depressed to do anything
Went for a walk last night
Tried to play on the PS3 today

Just can't concentrate these days x
 
B

blue spark

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 25, 2014
Messages
788
Location
Sunny England.
My main hobby is keeping fit- exercise bike, yoga, Zumba, walking pet dog.

I like reading and watching TV shows.

Spending time with family and boyfriend too.

Visiting New places with my boyfriend.

Sometimes play games on my Nintendo Switch.

Looking at memes and watching YouTube videos.
My main hobby is keeping fit- exercise bike, yoga, Zumba, walking pet dog.

I like reading and watching TV shows.

Spending time with family and boyfriend too.

Visiting New places with my boyfriend.

Sometimes play games on my Nintendo Switch.

Looking at memes and watching YouTube videos.
 
Capt Hooke

Capt Hooke

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 12, 2020
Messages
193
Location
Hadley Rille
You'll need a good compressor for that.
Absolutely; I'm reaching an age when I feel more than ever that I cannot take it (money) with me, and that whoever dies with the most toys wins.
Actually, I live out in the sticks and couldn't find anyone to grit-blast for me; I reckon maybe I could make some money out of it??? Restoring stuff tends to improve my mood.
 
ht46

ht46

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 10, 2019
Messages
585
Location
Earth
Drawing is good I study anatomy and perspective, making comics, painting, zines, poetry. There are zine workshops where people get together and make them I've made a couple it keeps you occupied.
 
Top