Author Topic: Tips For NOT Coming On Here?  (Read 1007 times)

[Buddie]

Tips For NOT Coming On Here?
« on: October 12, 2021, 07:50:39 pm »
I have spent the last few weeks obsessively scrolling these forums and watching benzo videos and I feel it is harming me. However my anhedonia has me uninterested in doing anything else. Any suggestions?
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[Buddie]

Re: Tips For NOT Coming On Here?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2021, 07:55:39 pm »
Iím struggling with the same thing. All I know is itís best to not be here with what your dealing with as it just fuels the stress, anxiety, and obsession. Try to work at doing the things you loved before even if you donít feel anything. I know it sounds backwards but over time your feelings should come back if you keep at it. Thatís what Iíve heard from people whoíve recovered. Good luck 👍
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[Buddie]

Re: Tips For NOT Coming On Here?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2021, 10:49:59 pm »
I id this when I was very depressed. It's looking for a lifeline.
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[Buddie]

Re: Tips For NOT Coming On Here?
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2021, 08:52:36 am »
Me too. I want to stop logging on here, and getting triggers, and wasting the day.
itís a shame we canít temporarily stop our access
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[Buddie]

Re: Tips For NOT Coming On Here?
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2021, 01:32:48 pm »
Same problem looking for relief but only find more shit that makes me more hopeless on internet
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[Buddie]

Re: Tips For NOT Coming On Here?
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2021, 01:55:08 pm »
When the constant scrolling becomes too much for me I turn to distractions.
  • I bake a lot now from scratch - never did this before. 
  • I also do tasks around the house.  Sometimes I am feeling so bad it has to be small tasks but I do it.
  • Go for a walk.  I walk and walk and walk around the neighborhood.  While walking I am mindful of everything - tree shapes, house styles, leaves.  I try to use this as a sort of meditation enjoy the beauty - even where there may be none.
  • I dream about a time when I will heal.  I do a lot of online research about something I may want to get into or a place I want to visit.  I use google maps to explore.  Sometimes I get lost for hours in researching.  Just pick a topic and go!
  • If I need a sense of community I go back on BB and stick to threads where others are just trying to connect.  I slide into dmís to develop closer relationships.
  • If I still have a need to scroll I find ways of helping others in need of support and encouragement.  It actually really helps me to help others.

Hope this helps.  This works for me.  It may or may not work for you!
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[Buddie]

Re: Tips For NOT Coming On Here?
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2021, 02:07:21 pm »
Me too. I want to stop logging on here, and getting triggers, and wasting the day.
itís a shame we canít temporarily stop our access

They can disable your account temporarily. I have had the admins do that for me before. I have had to take breaks a few times.
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[Buddie]

Re: Tips For NOT Coming On Here?
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2022, 11:47:14 pm »
Me too. I want to stop logging on here, and getting triggers, and wasting the day.
itís a shame we canít temporarily stop our access

Haha, I like that idea, but don't think I would have admins disable it- what if someone forgets to reinstate it? 

Good recommendations [...]!
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[Buddie]

Re: Tips For NOT Coming On Here?
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2022, 12:16:11 am »
Me too. I want to stop logging on here, and getting triggers, and wasting the day.
itís a shame we canít temporarily stop our access

Haha, I like that idea, but don't think I would have admins disable it- what if someone forgets to reinstate it? 

Good recommendations [...]!

Its automatic, you select the length of time and it counts down.  ;) 
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[Buddie]

Re: Tips For NOT Coming On Here?
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2022, 12:50:26 am »
This is one of my favorite websites, but it can get a little overwhelming if you spend too much time here. Before I decided to actively post, I use to just drop in daily and read-only but I do enjoy talking to others.

I think once many ppl recover and start to feel better, they don't come here as much and who can blame them. These drugs disrupt your life in so many ways. Withdrawal can literally steal years from you that you should be using actively living and enjoying your life.

I am glad there are ppl like [...] here and all the other admins and mods and many longtime members who have recovered and decided to stick around and help others. These ppl also should take breaks away from this forum and not burn themselves out so they can effectively continue to help others.
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