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What do u do when u feel restless

I feel no peace. What can help?

I usually do something like this: exausting activities ( house work for example, or something else) then a hot bath, at least 20 min., then breath exercises. After that you can eat some food which is proven to help with sleep, bananas, hot milk etc.
Of course you have to talk with your doc if situation goes out of control.

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I go for a jog sometimes, or I do aerobics. Work has helped before.
Those are physical solutions.
Spiritual and emotional solutions are find something uplifting in the Bible to read and pray, or talk to a positive person who will lift me up.

Smoke my ecig, or take some L-theanine. Restlessness can just be a side effect of meds. I suffer from it constantly if I dont take l-theanine.

It took a lonnnnnnng (and painful) time to observe to notice to recognize to acknowledge to accept to own that if I stepped up out of the Box of (conditioned, socialized, habituated and normalized) Beliefs stuck between my ears by the combined forces of the Krazy Kult-ure, I would reliably find relief.

The process of getting from there to “here” took a while, but I kept working at it with the therapies listed below. Now I use the 10 StEPs to just yank myself up out of the Box as soon as I notice my head is buying into depressing Beliefs again. BUT… I don’t think I would be able to use the 10 StEPs that way without having done the other therapies.

REBT – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rational_emotive_behavior_therapy
Schematherapy – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schema_Therapy
Learned Optimism – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learned_optimism
Standard CBT – http://www.beckinstitute.org/what-is-cognitive-behavioral-therapy/About-CBT/252/
DBT – http://behavioraltech.org/resources/whatisdbt.cfm
MBSR – http://www.mindfullivingprograms.com/whatMBSR.php
ACT – https://contextualscience.org/act
10 StEPhttp://pairadocks.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-10-steps-of-emotion-processing.html
MBBT – https://www.newharbinger.com/blog/introduction-mind-body-bridging-i-system
SEPT – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somatic_Experiencing
SMPT – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensorimotor_psychotherapy

I concentrate on my breath until things calm down. Sometimes this works. Sometimes it doesn’t.

I will start walking around the House, not really pacing.

exercise

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Walk back n forth

meditating helps a lot.