Unhealthy Coping Habits
bootyrubsandtacos Posts: 775 MemberI’m a recovering alcoholic so I don’t drink anymore when I’m depressed , but when I did I used to lock myself in my room with a huge mason jar of vodka with apple juice, and just get completely bombed on my bed while listening to music. That was my favorite pastime for several years.
Now I binge eat and isolate myself when I’m sad and anxious. I also will take sleeping pills during the day so I can sleep the day away.
I will lay in bed for hours reading trash gossip boards like Lipstickalley when I’m depressed, because they make me laugh.4
I'm a high functioning alcoholic. If that doesn't describe unhealthy coping habits, I don't know what does.6
This thread is so depressing, but yet also comforting because some of y'all deal with shiz the same way I do and it makes me feel like not so much of a loser.5
_Deadman_Walking_ wrote: »I'm a high functioning alcoholic.
*fist bump* Yup. Me too.
Soul_Radiation wrote: »Avocado_AS5 wrote: »This thread is so depressing, but yet also comforting because some of y'all deal with shiz the same way I do and it makes me feel like not so much of a loser.
Everybody operates on the same principles.
Love your optimism!
CanesGalactica wrote: »Oh, I forgot to add:
- Copious amounts of binge shopping on Amazon for stuff I don't need.
Totally. Retail therapy is way too easy online.
I always manage to find things I forgot I wanted until suddenly I saw them again.1
Friend of mine told me tonight he has been taking meth (as a way to cope) and had a very bad reaction to it. I am glad he's alive and hope he's willing to get help1
I over think, and over think, every situation that got,me depressed in the first place, usually until I get physically sick, and listen to hard core rock.5
An ugly cry in the shower and I’m good to go...3
Bridge_marie wrote: »An ugly cry in the shower and I’m good to go...
I'm just an ugly crier no matter where I cry, but I prefer where others can't see the horror of my ugly cry.0
Isolate myself which always includes eating way too much and usually includes drinking WAY too much.0
Hiding in my room writing in my journal about all the ways I can die or about how much I hate myself.2
UltraVegBabe wrote: »Hiding in my room writing in my journal about all the ways I can die or about how much I hate myself.
I'm so sorry you're feeling this way. I do hope it gets better. Maybe it won't all at once, maybe just a little here and there and hopefully all those 'littles' can become something good for you. I struggle too. So I get it.
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