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Re: Distress tolerance seldomseen

Posted by Dinah on August 12, 2009, at 23:47:06

In reply to Re: Distress tolerance Dinah, posted by seldomseen on August 12, 2009, at 18:21:53

> I have two things that definately help me to tolerate distress. One I guess would fall under the category of distract by comparison. I created for myself the absolute most stressful scenario that I could possibly imagine - I won't elaborate,but it has to do with both drug dealers and cops chasing me because I stole and sold their drugs, spent the money which turned out to be also stolen. I then compare my current situation to that. Any current distress usually doesn't measure up and puts it in some sort of perspective.
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> The next definately falls under the imagery category. I have a wonderful image of me in the woods being surrounded by multi-colored butterflies. It works and engages all of my senses.
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> Seldom.

That reminds me of a conversation I had with my son. I was telling him that no matter what happened with grades or school, he'd be ok. He came up with more and more fantastical scenarios from failing a test to failing a class and finally ending up with failing to stop an invasion from aliens intent on destroying the world. We ended up laughing, and I don't know how much benefit he got from it, but I remember feeling a small shock as I realized that what I was saying was true. :)

 

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