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Personality Disorder Schizoid Stress
- Accept what you cannot change.
- Ask for help if you need it.
- Associate with people you enjoy and who treat you well.
- Consider life as challenges to seek not obstacles to avoid.
- Do not be dominated by one thing such as work or relationships.
- Do not feel guilty when you have to say "no" to extra duties or tasks. Respect your limitations.
- Energize your body with regular exercise.
- Engage in hobbies.
- Find the joy in giving.
- Fuel your body with healthy foods and avoid drugs and alcohol.
- Get a regular fresh air and sunshine.
- Have the courage to be imperfect.
- Keep your sleep habits regular.
- Make a list of the stresses that cause you distress. Dispose of the ones you can and reduce your exposure to the others as much as possible.
- Pamper yourself with simple pleasures that give you joy.
- Practice relaxation and meditation.
- Realize that you are responsible for how you feel.
- Reevaluate and rearrange your priorities.
- Remember it is all right to cry.
- Schedule time for fun. Laughter dissolves tension.
- Seek professional help with overwhelming hard to solve problems.
- Take a few minutes of quiet time each day just for you to rejuvenate.
- Talk with someone you trust, it can be the best medicine.
- Try new experiences.
- The strict avoidance of stimulants may be all that is necessary in some individuals. This includes substances such as:
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PubMed Personality Disorder Schizoid References
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- Tantam D. Lifelong eccentricity and social isolation. II: Asperger's syndrome or schizoid personality disorder? Br J Psychiatry. 1988 Dec;153:783-91. 
- West M, Rose MS, Sheldon-Keller A. Interpersonal disorder in schizoid and avoidant personality disorders: an attachment perspective. Can J Psychiatry. 1995 Sep;40(7):411-4.