Adventures of Shy Girl · Anxiety · Personal

Everyday Coping | Adventures Of Shy Girl


Coping, everyone does it. Whether it’s coping with the death of a loved one, a bad grade or with mental illness there are an infinite number of ways to deal. Besides murder, other heinous crimes and the use of drugs there are no wrong ways to cope. There are however different ideologies on how to best cope with anxiety.

Over the past year, I’ve learned about coping and what works for me but I still haven’t discovered the best way to cope…if there even is such a thing. For me, distraction methods work 90% of the time. Things like watching T.V, reading, and coloring have proven successful for me. More than anything though, talking to people about what I’m going through never fails to help.

Talking presents its own difficulties though. Who can you trust to take your feelings seriously? Who will listen and not interrupt you? Who will realize that what you need isn’t their well-intentioned advice but rather their sympathetic nods and encouragement? I’ve found that it’s hard to find people who meet these criteria. So I rely on my other methods. Some days, all the emotions and thoughts are just too much and all there is to do is lay in bed, in the dark, in isolation until they pass.

How do you cope? What works for you? How do you get people to just listen when you talk? Let’s discuss!




2 thoughts on “Everyday Coping | Adventures Of Shy Girl

  1. Thank you for the interaction. I always look forward to your posts. I have tried to talk to people in the past and it’s like a deer in the headlights look. I’ve been told “it’s all in my head”…..I’m like….well duh that’s why they call it a mental disorder… I just keep to myself. …..I don’t think my therapist even understands….lol………………I just cope with prayer, exercise, and nutrition. Even though I have just started working on a program, I have seen vast improvements in my state. The key for me is confidence. When panic and anxiety sets in, we tend to feel less than human. We also feel inferior to the rest. I read and watch videos on things that help build my confidence and direction in life, along with exercise and nutrition..

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    1. No problem! Thank you for commenting! I completely understand most of the time when I get bad anxiety and depression I feel incredibly sub-human. Confidence, I feel, is the line between feeling like that and feeling worthy of life.

      “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” — Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows



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