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How To Cope When You Are Struggling

I have been through some trauma in the last few years that left me depressed, anxious, and unable to even think clearly. I didn’t know how I was going to get up in the morning, let alone survive with only the prospect of another day just like it on the horizon.

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How to Calm Down When Life Is Out Of Control

This will not be me whispering “Self-care…” disingenuously in your ear as you struggle to cope with the basics. I know that there is no struggle like the struggle with no escape. “Taking a break” isn’t always an option, especially not in the moment, so these are things you can do wherever you may be.