Hey everyone. I hope you’re all well and good today. I’m going to talk to you about one of the coping techniques I use to distract myself when I’m not feeling too good. The technique might not be up everybody’s street, but it works for me.
A few years ago, I found someone on YouTube who played a football game I like. His commentary was awesome, so I followed him, watching out for when he would upload or post anything. I just loved the passion I saw coming through my screen. The YouTuber I’m talking about does ChesnoidGaming.
I stopped watching for a while when my mental health took a turn for the worst, so I hadn’t seen anything he’d done for ages. One day I was searching YouTube and I found a ChesnoidGaming video for 2020 that he’d put up.
I was buzzing because I’d found his channel again. I would play one of his videos as I washed up, and I found this was helping distract my mind from the voices in my head, as well as the images I would see of me harming myself.
I had yet to learn new tools to cope with this, and I found my favourite ChesnoidGaming channel a great help. I’ve actually spoken to my therapist, who told me it was a good way to deal with what was going on in my head, so I’ve continued with it.
ChesnoidGaming – you don’t know how much you’ve helped me through my bad mental health days. Just knowing that there was a post coming at a certain time of the week or weekend has helped: I even started to schedule the washing up to coincide with your posts. I’ve started to watch your streams as well, and they’ve also helped my mental health so much. You’ve given me back the passion for the sport which I love, so thank you.
You can find a link to the YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/ChesnoidGaming
Thank you for reading. I wish you all good mental health.