Author Topic: What comforts you?  (Read 1919 times)

[Buddie]

What comforts you?
« on: December 12, 2018, 01:03:18 pm »
What comforts me is music -- right now New Age and Jazz.  Also journaling and writing poetry. And also sex with my husband. Would love to know what you do. Perhaps I could add that to my coping. Thanks.

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[Buddie]

Re: What comforts you?
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2018, 01:41:48 pm »
What comforts me is cooking warm food and enjoying it with my family on winter nights.
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[Buddie]

Re: What comforts you?
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2019, 11:35:54 pm »
What comforts me is cooking warm food and enjoying it with my family on winter nights.

[...],

 I appreciate your response. Sorry it's taken me so long to comment. My memory is badly affected these days and I forget things from one week to the next (sometimes from one day to the next). I also find comfort in food. Unfortunately most of my comfort food is not particularly good for me so I maintain a discipline about what I eat and sometimes it's downright boring. But I need to feel in control of something about myself since my mind certainly has a mind of its own.
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[Buddie]

Re: What comforts you?
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2019, 11:49:29 pm »
[...],

 I appreciate your response. Sorry it's taken me so long to comment. My memory is badly affected these days and I forget things from one week to the next (sometimes from one day to the next). I also find comfort in food. Unfortunately most of my comfort food is not particularly good for me so I maintain a discipline about what I eat and sometimes it's downright boring. But I need to feel in control of something about myself since my mind certainly has a mind of its own.

No worries [...], thanks for the update, I completely understand. Besides home-made food, I also find comfort in meditating, practicing acceptance, and positive self-talk.
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[Buddie]

Re: What comforts you?
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2019, 12:26:16 am »
Hot tea and soft blankets.  I've become much pickier about the texture of my blankets.  I love so many herbal teas, especially lemon and [...].  I also enjoy Earl Grey in the daytime.  I also have decaffeinated green tea, which Bob7 recommended.  There's something in the green tea that's very calming.
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[Buddie]

Re: What comforts you?
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2019, 11:54:19 pm »
My goofy cat.  My husband's company.  A shower and clean clothes.  My new teddy bear!!!!
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Re: What comforts you?
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2019, 12:10:11 am »
Long, hot bath.
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Re: What comforts you?
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2019, 12:33:51 am »
My weighted blanket, really good herbal teas (nettle is my fave), funny TV shows and being with my family
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[Buddie]

Re: What comforts you?
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2019, 07:19:38 pm »
Also having sex with my husband (we are newly weds!) and enjoying a hot cup of green decaffeinated tea with a cool movie
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Re: What comforts you?
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2019, 07:30:03 pm »
Praying to the Lord, Speaking His WORDS over myself and my sxs when I'm having the worst sxs.  Listening to Scripture and praying when I am awake at night.  CBT (cognitive behavioral Therapy) breathing to calm my body.  Mindfulness, (thinking of good memories, good things, positive things while I breathe and pray and gratitude to the LORD)  Sooner or later my body calms down and relaxes even during the worst sxs.  And yes, music, classical and Spiritual is good too.  Knowing I have a good, loving husband and good home is also assuring.
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