How to relax?

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This might be a pretty dumb question, considering relaxing is supposed to come naturally, but...

Without going into /too/ much detail, I'm a week or so into my senior year of high school, I was forced to stop therapy due to private reasons (none of which were my own--I feel like I NEED it to cope), and I'm CONSTANTLY overloaded with stress. Both in class, and at home. I can't sleep without going into a panic, I have physical symptoms 24/7, nightmares are frequent, I'm a hypochondriac, and I have severe anxiety/clinical depression. So far I have also not found a medicine I can take that works for me.

My former coping methods have...failed me to say the least, and only seem to stress me out more lately. I'm constantly in a state of stress, and I've had more than my fair share of breakdowns within the past couple of months.

...Essentially, what I'm asking is--how did you all learn to relax? How do you manage it when you're under stress everywhere you go? It seems almost impossible lately and any advice would be appreciated...

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    Have you tried meditation or toga? Personally I haven't but I've heard those are absolutely great for relaxing.. There's also relaxing drinks, oils, a ton of things you can do.. Reading, writing, coloring, jogging. I'm on buspar, it's working ok so far, it's strictly for anxiety so it wouldn't be helpful for depression.. But I also have severe health anxiety and it will actually make me have good days. (I'm only three weeks in so don't get me wrong, I still have some really bad days).. Is there a school counselor you could have weekly meetings with??

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    How do you relax or cope with it?, Well honestly I am not completly sure. It can be very difficult at times. I personally don't take any drugs, right now atleast, so I have to just distract myself before it happens, when I feel the anxiety coming on I quickly find something to occupy my brain, YouTube, friends, really anything. This can be a problem especially at night or when I am in a situation where I can do that. Well in that situation I kinda embrace I guess the anxiety and thoughts, I try to figure them out, not to the point where I will feel like I will cry or fall apart but just enough to well distract me with what I am try to distract myself from. I don't know it is something I sometimes do, it may not be completly healthy but it can get me through it. Hope that helps. I have not at all figured out all the tricks or even close to it. I just do, that is all... Do.

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