Routine

Jul. 11th, 2014 12:25 am
lea_hazel: A frowning white theater mask (Feel: Sad Face :()
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I mean, I guess I'm anxious? How do I separate the anxiety about the booms from anxiety about my job, or the agoraphobia, or the roaches that I still freak out over all the time? But yeah, I guess I am anxious.

Tomorrow I get to play The Friday Morning Game, a terrible game which I always seem to lose at.

I'm choosing to view all my unfinished stories as a wealth of creativity to entertain myself with during idle moments, as opposed to a pile of uncompleted tasks. Because fanfic is a leisure activity.

Try this ...

on 2014-07-11 09:15 am (UTC)
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
>> How do I separate the anxiety about the booms from anxiety about my job, or the agoraphobia, or the roaches that I still freak out over all the time? <<

The first step is what you just did, listing the separate triggers.

Next, compare whether the different triggers have different effects (i.e. does one make you shake while another makes you short of breath) or duration (does one last longer). Then consider whether they respond to different coping skills (maybe you need a warm blanket for one but soothing music for another).

The more you can distinguish them, the easier it will be to recognize which is bothering you at a given moment and, thus, the most effective way to fix it. Think of these as circles in a Venn diagram. They want to stack closely together with lots of overlap. You want to pry them apart so you can work on them separately.

Re: Try this ...

on 2014-07-12 06:22 pm (UTC)
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Yay! I'm happy to hear that.

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