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Sat Aug 22, 2020, 11:23 PM

Election/covid-19 anxiety

An expert says, "...it is important to set boundaries to optimize your own mental health and not let stressful news cycles take over your life. It is important to retain perspective in the overall picture..."

That's the problem: the overall picture is what's scaring the living shit out of me.

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Reply Election/covid-19 anxiety (Original post)
Trueblue Texan Aug 22 OP
PoindexterOglethorpe Aug 23 #1
Trueblue Texan Aug 23 #2
triron Aug 23 #4
triron Aug 23 #3

Response to Trueblue Texan (Original post)

Sun Aug 23, 2020, 01:07 AM

1. Turn off your TV.

That's right, find the power switch and turn it off.

Read a book. Watch a video. Phone a friend or relative. If you have people you feel comfortable visiting, visit them. Play cards or a board game.

I honestly think that the main reason so many people are upset and/or depressed these days is that they are watching far too much TV news. Really. Turn it off.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 23, 2020, 08:08 AM

2. Sounds like a great idea.

I only watch Rachel during weekdays, if that. No tvs on around here, except that. I think I'll try to get more exercise.

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Response to Trueblue Texan (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 23, 2020, 09:09 AM

4. Helps me. Exercise is a wonder 'drug'.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 23, 2020, 09:08 AM

3. exactly.

Gotten myself in trouble many times. So now at night I study some mathematics and read jokes.
Maybe I do watch something like a nature show or music program.

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