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maybe this has already been answered but..

with Derealization/Depression/Anxiety is it a good idea to keep busy? and try NOT to focus on, or worry about the feelings in your mind?

I do find the world looks surreal whatever I do, since it kicked in, but I also find I worry allot less, and pay less attention to how the world around me looks, when I am busy, doing anything, silly things like cooking, changing bed covers! in the shower!! talking with friends etc.

So.. is keeping busy and doing things to take your mind OFF thinking, and worrying about whats happening in your mind a good idea?

also, just to clarify, is it normal for my surroundings to look this odd/spaced-out/dream state 24/7? I mean I have read a bit about some people only getting this strange feeling during panic attacks etc, mine just seems set in, I don't feel to bad within myself when I am busy doing things and not thinking about it, but its always there, is this normal? or should I go back to square one of thinking I have some form of nasty brain problem that I am gonna drop down dead from any minute! or I am losing my mind/consciousness (thats what it feels like!)

hope this question makes sense and sorry if it has already been answered but I am afraid to search deeply in these forums for fear of reading something that scares me, I am trying to remain calm and strong, but it is a fight, 24/7.

many thanx in advance for any advice.
 

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You are doing all the right things, keep doing them and its good that the small things, take your mind away from the thoughts, that's a good sign jsut keep doing them, keep going and good luck! Sarahx
 

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with Derealization/Depression/Anxiety is it a good idea to keep busy? and try NOT to focus on, or worry about the feelings in your mind?
YES!

also, just to clarify, is it normal for my surroundings to look this odd/spaced-out/dream state 24/7? I mean I have read a bit about some people only getting this strange feeling during panic attacks etc, mine just seems set in, I don't feel to bad within myself when I am busy doing things and not thinking about it, but its always there, is this normal?
I am the same way as you sombodyelse, I am in the odd/spaced-out/nightmare state 24/7 also. It does help me a lot to be more active, although my big trigger for anxiety is being around people. This trigger makes being active kind of a hard task for me.
 
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thanx to both of you for your replies.

I will keep busy then and try and ignore the fact that everything looks strange.

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Keep Busy (do housework, watch an engrossing movie etc)
Exercise (Jog in the morning, train at the gym in the afternoon)
Play music with my band.
Keep socially active, daily.
Avoid Alcohol and Caffeine.
Go for walks.
 
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