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Re: I feel so alone- no T for 10 days LlurpsieNoodle

Posted by ClearSkies on January 28, 2008, at 11:25:55

In reply to I feel so alone- no T for 10 days, posted by LlurpsieNoodle on January 28, 2008, at 8:46:02

I don't know if it's about pushing our way through so much as persevering. "Breathing in, breathing out" sometimes is the best we can do. I find that the best way to rest my mind at night, when it's fighting so very hard to keep itself busy and going, and ruminating over the day and what I SHOULD HAVE done, is to keep bringing it back to my immediate self. I start the thought - "I am aware of..." and listen to the room around me, and describe just those sounds. Then I use the phrase to describe what my body is doing, i.e., racing heart, throat constricted, fists clenched; keeping my awareness to just the physical sensations. It takes a lot of concentration to keep my mind on my surroundings and my body, and not on the things that my monkey mind wants it on! When I find my thoughts straying, then I start all over again. It doesn't feel like a punishment as much as a game.

I can't believe that I'm able to trick my brain and my body into calmness in this way, but (so far) it hasn't failed yet.

Try it some time when your brain is galloping away....

sticky hugs to you,
CS


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