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gum

gum

Forgotten
Feb 13, 2023
22
My depressive episodes get very bad, and I tend to look at distractions to keep my suicidal thoughts out, since I've been trying to improve since an attempt earlier last year. What are some "seratonin" boosters you guys have to keep your mind from wandering? Feel free to share, it'll be nice to have a place to look for when myself or anyone else needs to look for a distraction. I'll start- there is a video on YouTube called "Dumbo Rat Runs Off With Candy" that has been making me smile recently.
 
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MeowTheFlemishCat

MeowTheFlemishCat

"The snake that cannot shed its skin perishes"
Mar 3, 2023
150
The only thing that works but simultaneously makes me sad are old messages or good moments with my ex bestie or others from my old community. I also listen to the songs we used to listen to mostly BMO adventure time songs but also Marceline the Vampire Queen and plenty of other things that bring me back to those times
 
gum

gum

Forgotten
Feb 13, 2023
22
The only thing that works but simultaneously makes me sad are old messages or good moments with my ex bestie or others from my old community. I also listen to the songs we used to listen to mostly BMO adventure time songs but also Marceline the Vampire Queen and plenty of other things that bring me back to those times
Sometimes reminiscing can be a good practice, even if it was in the past and you aren't besties anymore doesn't mean you can't look at the past and be happy with the time you spent together. It's very beautiful. Also, great choices in songs, I listen to the AT soundtrack myself sometimes.
 
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boxtobs

boxtobs

unfortunate geometry (Toby)
Jan 23, 2023
26
I'll start- there is a video on YouTube called "Dumbo Rat Runs Off With Candy" that has been making me smile recently.
I wasn't expecting their escape to get halted by the table, how sweet (literally)!
Also, I like watching people talk about passions I can't hope to understand myself. I think the hope behind it is that even if I can't feel passionate about anything myself anymore, I can at least get that guarantee other people can. And now I might know some food science and sensory science concepts, or maybe I've gravely misunderstood and oversimplified the ideas presented to me. It simply doesn't matter either way all that much. I'm not a food scientist and that is the whole point of my practice. :pfff:
 
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HermitLonerGuy

HermitLonerGuy

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Sep 28, 2022
709
I feel gross for saying it but... pictures of beautiful women.
Thats cool! are you Lebanese? thats awesome yo i support u 100%.

to OP well i love nature, i like walks in parks and stuff, esepcially on windy days to feel the breeze. Humans are actually hardwired to be calm in nature as nature is our actual natural enivroment. enjoy the trees, plants flowers, ponds and birds and animals.

 
ChiseHatori

ChiseHatori

Member
Mar 2, 2023
66
Comedy and people and animals being helped/rescued. There's a lot of bad out here but there's a few good things, occasionally. It helps to focus on that and shut out the bad as much as I can when I'm breaking down.
 
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arcadia

arcadia

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Jan 5, 2023
139
videos of people restoring old systems. i'm not sure why lol but it's so satisfying and calming. plane crash documentaries & the january 2017 trailer for breath of the wild too
 
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MoonlitNight

MoonlitNight

bad at putting emotions into words
Feb 14, 2023
112
There's a YouTube, channel Kubz Scouts, his humour gets me through the day smiling and chuckling. and I rarely genuinely do that.
I like playing a gacha game, it's called Genshin impact. bit grind and I do get burned out sometimes but I just take a break and everything is fine <3
my boyfriend also contributes a lot, even through long distance just a call can make me feel the warm blanket of his hug.
Last but not least, can't forget the good food.
 
bijou

bijou

meow meow meow
Jan 23, 2023
173
dr.k's exotic animal er, if u have disney plus you can watch it there, but if you're squeamish about surgery i'd steer clear...
 
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ChubbyBunny

ChubbyBunny

Member
Mar 4, 2023
7
I like to think about my future. Mt future can be anything I want it to be since it hasn't happened yet. I can be in a cozy little house on a snowy day with a fireplace and some hot cocoa, sitting on the couch and reading manga while my dog sleeps on my lap. But when it comes to actually looking at something to make me feel better but, (this is kinda lame) I like to look at images of my fav anime characters (like Gojo and Anya). I really have a whole photo album (400+ photos) of gojo on my phone lmaooo
 
Marine

Marine

Make love win against fear 🤍
Jul 5, 2020
582
I play Pokémon on emulator (too poor to buy consoles) :ahhha: and watch various videos from the philosophical to the stupid type.

Also Hamtaro is cute :

Hamster happy
Hamtaro leaf

Nature has a calming effect in general.

Not that it's enough but it can lessen the torture sometimes.
 
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Krieger

Krieger

yeah
Apr 16, 2022
120
Just going down rabbit holes on youtube, comedy vids too. I love when Cold Ones uploads, same with Internet Historian Incognito Mode.
 
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hopefully

hopefully

wishing i had a cat
Mar 8, 2023
10
knowing i will be adopting a cat in the next few months helps a lot. it's the only thing i'm really looking forward to right now
 
Asprex

Asprex

There is no storm we can't weather!
Mar 3, 2023
28
My depressive episodes get very bad, and I tend to look at distractions to keep my suicidal thoughts out, since I've been trying to improve since an attempt earlier last year. What are some "seratonin" boosters you guys have to keep your mind from wandering? Feel free to share, it'll be nice to have a place to look for when myself or anyone else needs to look for a distraction. I'll start- there is a video on YouTube called "Dumbo Rat Runs Off With Candy" that has been making me smile recently.
I'd say nostalgia. I know it might not be the best feeling out there but i find it cathartic to look back on some good days i had and keep thinking about the feeling I had. Some music could help too. "Its all in your mind" that's what I tell myself. Slow piano prices specifically
Also the sky, sometimes the clouds on the bly sky are just perfect some good scenes make me feel better. Such as wind turbines and solar panels (renewable energy sources in general) and lakes or rivers. Im lucky to live in a place where things like those are common around me.
 
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wrenwolfe

wrenwolfe

no matter where you go, everyone's connected
Mar 8, 2023
14
music, youtube videos, and learning about technology. another thing is going on 2chan and looking at the cat board, there are a lot of really cute kitties and they make me feel a lot better. i also like eating good food!
 
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Ultracheese

Ultracheese

Arcanist
Dec 1, 2022
482
Listening to music and creating my own via Garageband when I feel too unwell to get up and play. Browsing Youtube helps a lot too, watching concerts or interviews from my favorite bands. Reading helps a lot when I have enough energy to concentrate. On the less healthy end of things, looking at pictures of my unrequited beloved.
 
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Remeer

Remeer

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Mar 8, 2023
85
I feel gross for saying it but... pictures of beautiful women.
Why you feel bad? Women are beautiful, what's wrong with appreciating their beauty? I also love to look at them both in photos and in real life.
Regarding the title of the question: the hill, the forest, the sea, sleep, write my thoughts (especially the recurring ones) and do some physical activity
 
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bluelou

Member
Nov 10, 2022
13
I'm a creative at heart so I like to draw or paint, if I'm struggling with inspiration a colouring book and a pack of crayons helps to soothe a busy mind. I will try most crafts, I'm a bit of a history buff too so will sit in front of a documentary with some knitting or sewing helps me too.
My newest distraction is renevating an old dolls house. If it's a you tube in bed kinda day I like to watch roller coaster and waterside videos, I dunno why but I just find them fun to watch.
 
Siderly

Siderly

Member
Oct 15, 2022
39
My beautiful guinea pigs. They are rescue pigs and they have rescued me. Screenshot 20220302 214245 103752 01 I would never get young ones, mine are elderly so I won't have that worry when the time comes
 

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never mind me

Student
Nov 7, 2022
132
Yoga works wonder for me for stress relief and dealing with anxiety/insecurity.
 
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Sulyya

Sulyya

Synergist
Mar 6, 2023
422
This video makes me feel better, funny enough. It's so well made and fun, I usually smile at least once.

 
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slugcat

slugcat

Student
Mar 14, 2023
163

for me its this video, when i wana cheer up i just watch it and i smile a bit
This video makes me feel better, funny enough. It's so well made and fun, I usually smile at least once.


heheh this is also one of my favorite video of the internet :>
 
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ihopethesnowsticks

ihopethesnowsticks

:>
Mar 7, 2023
10
binge watching youtube or telly! it doesn't make me feel v productive but i can curl up and cocoon for a few hours n just zone out
 
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lachrymost

lachrymost

finger on the eject button
Oct 4, 2022
313
One of the many benefits of not living with my parents anymore is that my screensaver is a slideshow of porn.
 
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incorporationated

incorporationated

mentally unstable idiot
Jan 24, 2023
78
My profile page because it looks cute to me and I like cute things
 
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gum

gum

Forgotten
Feb 13, 2023
22

for me its this video, when i wana cheer up i just watch it and i smile a bit

heheh this is also one of my favorite video of the

This actually did make me smile, along with your username "slugcat", I love rainworld
My profile page because it looks cute to me and I like cute things
It's super cute, this forum site has really nice customization options
I feel gross for saying it but... pictures of beautiful women.
Nothing weird about it, pretty things make people feel better- and that includes people. Men wearing corsets is that for me. I think it's gorgeous.
videos of animals being cute or dumb always make me feel a lil better if i cant just actually pet or cuddle with my dog irl. that helps a lot too.
Same, I love funny little guys
I wasn't expecting their escape to get halted by the table, how sweet (literally)!
Also, I like watching people talk about passions I can't hope to understand myself. I think the hope behind it is that even if I can't feel passionate about anything myself anymore, I can at least get that guarantee other people can. And now I might know some food science and sensory science concepts, or maybe I've gravely misunderstood and oversimplified the ideas presented to me. It simply doesn't matter either way all that much. I'm not a food scientist and that is the whole point of my practice. :pfff:
The table was his biggest obstacles, also, completely valid. I have a friend who's a math major and another who's in physics, the physics major also takes ketamine, so watching them ramble about these intense complex concepts while also high out of their mind is a spectacle for me.
 
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