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Re: Just slogging through right now Dinah

Posted by ClearSkies on January 14, 2008, at 6:56:11

In reply to Re: Just slogging through right now ClearSkies, posted by Dinah on January 13, 2008, at 19:19:39

> I have gotten the impression over time that like me you tend to get overstimulated? I could be wrong about that. I've been known to get wrong impressions.

No, I think you've hit the nail on the head. And the overstimulation just kind of carries over from the holidays, when what I should probably do is lay low for a bit until I've recovered. But I rushed through the holidays, got sick, and have been pushing myself with the business, boom boom boom, so there's been no space for recuperation. It makes sense that I'm feeling overwhelmed, because I *am*.

> I've gradually come to the realization that this is no different than diabetes. I can't will myself out of it, or behave better. I need to plan around it.
> If you've got lots going on in one area of your life, maybe you need to compensate elsewhere? Build in down time, do those things that help you feel more grounded. And yes, order in groceries if you can.

I wish. That's something that just has to wait for one of those "good" days. In the meantime, we'll be working through the pantry... or ordering pizza.

> There's nothing wrong with being a highly sensitive person (isn't that elaine aron?). It just needs some tweaking in our life planning.

I think I keep wanting to be able to handle it all with equanimity, and it's never arrived. And I've never accepted that I'm a twitchy worry-wort who needs to be reassured and to self sooth in order to keep my head on straight. I'll make all sort of accommodations for others, but none for myself.





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