Take good care of yourself, LaMa.
Not at all! I recognize most of what you describe. I'll give it some more thought tomorrow after the sugar cloud lifts.I hope I didn't come across as rude or a know-it-all,
It's funny--I procrastinate practicing piano all the time. And then when I finally get myself to sit down to it I really enjoy it. But then I procrastinate on it again the next day and the next etc...What made me feel better today (despite overdosing on icecream and chocolate) was doing my homework for Turkish class, the procrastination of which was definitely getting to me. I don't know why I did it either given that I was so enthusiastic about it last week.
Sometimes breathing exercises, meditation and the like can bring out stress or anxiety or memories that are usually clouded by everyday hustle and buzz. If this persists, it might be smart to take a break from these kinds of exercises for a while; at least this is what my two most recent psychotherapists have told me. If unpleasant feelings and sensations occur, try doing something that grounds you in the moment - holding a heavy object in you hand, smelling a perfume or a spice, opening a window, drinking a glass of water - anything that you can use to safely bring yourself back to this moment. You are in control and safe is the idea.Also: was just trying to do my breathing exercises before bed (which I'd skipped for the past couple of days) and while it felt good physically it made me anxious mentally. Don't know what that means but I guess it's a data point so it belongs here.
I never thought to add words to my breathing but I'll try it if I have trouble again tonight.I have trouble thinking about what to say on my in-breath.
True, of course, and something we're taught to pay attention to in patients. Usually when I'm anxious I just can't really get into the exercise so it felt weird to fall in and feel like I kept falling.Sometimes breathing exercises, meditation and the like can bring out stress or anxiety or memories that are usually clouded by everyday hustle and buzz.
Heh, there's a DS9 episode where Bashir is trying to teach an unwilling Major Kira a huffin' & puffin' meditation method and just listening to him made me feel stabby If I have the energy for that kind of stuff I'll just go to the gym for my hormone balancing needs.And if there's any "huffing and puffing" included, or a lot of controlling the airflow, it can trick our lizard brain into thinking that air is running out or that the situation is not safe
It sure is and it was so much simpler than I'd expected.Chicken soup from scratch is the best!
It was only the one time, thankfully.if the breathing exercises are giving you weird feelings, maybe hold off on those.
I do binge more when I get anxious but of course it's not the only reason. I haven't been particularly anxious lately (other than that one time). I think the past couple of days I've been binging because I was binging. The binging was nice (despite messing up my stomach) and it was easier to give in and keep going than to get back on track. Especially since once I binge a couple of days in a row I have a lot less energy. Absent drag an object in motion tends to stay in motion but an object that's at a standstill can be hard to get moving. So I need energy to get back to doing the things that'll give me energy. Does that make sense? Seeing my friend helped, walking in the sunshine helped, making something new (soup) and having it succeed helped. Booking my flight for Christmas helped. (Fingers crossed they won't close the borders again...) Getting up and going outside or doing chores will probably help. So... I'll try to do well today. Find the balance between doing enough and resting enough. It's a thin line sometimes.Do you think the binging and the anxiety go together, or just a coincidence?