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Need more encouragement!

Posted by Angela2 on August 28, 2008, at 15:17:50

So I was supposed to volunteer Monday and I called and cancelled. Was supposed to volunteer yesterday but it got cancelled by the person I was gonna work with. I was supposed to volunteer today and I drove down there. Then I turned around and went home. I wasn't even that anxious. I could have done it. I'm just so upset with myself. I think I'm just scared bc I don't know what it's gonna be like. This is my first time volunteering there.

I called my T and left a message. I hope she calls back. In group yesterday, she told me she was out of her office a few days ago when I called and she didn't call me back. She should put that in her voicemail message..

I just feel like I need encouragement from someone telling me that I can do it and it's hard but I'll be happier if I do it.

 

Re: Need more encouragement!

Posted by Angela2 on August 28, 2008, at 15:54:57

In reply to Need more encouragement!, posted by Angela2 on August 28, 2008, at 15:17:50

Well, I talked to my T. And I feel better now. I'm going to volunteer next week :)

 

Re: Need more encouragement! Angela2

Posted by rskontos on August 28, 2008, at 15:59:43

In reply to Re: Need more encouragement!, posted by Angela2 on August 28, 2008, at 15:54:57

That a girl keep trying until you succeed. I know you will. You have it in you I know you do!!


rsk

 

Thank You!!! (nm) rskontos

Posted by Angela2 on August 28, 2008, at 16:37:35

In reply to Re: Need more encouragement! Angela2, posted by rskontos on August 28, 2008, at 15:59:43

 

Re: Need more encouragement! Angela2

Posted by Nadezda on August 28, 2008, at 18:41:41

In reply to Need more encouragement!, posted by Angela2 on August 28, 2008, at 15:17:50

If you get over that bump in the road-- the anxiety about entering a new situation--- (which, by the way, most people experience, even if not as acutely, it's pretty universal-- so you're not alone)-- you'll probably really enjoy it and feel good about yourself, too.

In DBT, they tell you come up with some self-encouraging statements, or other ways of handling your anxieties, before you actually go. For example, at home, you can imagine how you'll feel when you drive to the place--and then practicing breathing-- or think of some positive thoughts you could use in the car--(remembering that the anxiety won't last forever, or just saying something like "I can do it"-- or whatever feels right to you). Then when you actually drive down, you'll be prepared, and have in mind some things to do to get yourself over the anxious time.

You'll get there, I'm sure-- and it's great that you want to volunteer. I'm sure your efforts will be appreciated.

Nadezda

 

Re: Need more encouragement!

Posted by WaterSapphire on August 29, 2008, at 3:50:57

In reply to Need more encouragement!, posted by Angela2 on August 28, 2008, at 15:17:50

You can do this Angela...it might take some time
to work up the courage, but I bet once you get there and do it you will feel so proud of yourself.

Peace
Chelle

 

Re: Need more encouragement!

Posted by Angela2 on August 30, 2008, at 14:37:48

In reply to Re: Need more encouragement! Angela2, posted by Nadezda on August 28, 2008, at 18:41:41

Thanks WaterSapphire and Nadezda. It really helps to hear encouraging word from you guys. I've been doing a lot better driving. Now I just need to do some other things. I see my T next week and I think that will help too. Thank you!!!


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