|Posted by Anita White on November 19, 2012 at 10:40 AM|
There are people, places and situations that trigger uncomfortable thoughts or feelings. I have fear, anger and disassociation as my key indicators. These thoughts and feelings may be conscious or unconscious.
I react in fight or flight. Which usually results in inconsiderate abandonment or harsh words, in essence self sabotage I may not be able to identify what is going on internally and I sometimes loose motivation and want to quit. I isolate, pout and disengage with life.
One of my strategies is to get out of my state of mind by filling it with conversations, fellowship or information.
Especially when I am grieving, my body has no desire to leave the house, but my mind can convince me get me to go. So I go to a meeting, support group or educational opportunity to focus on positive healing thinking.
The synapses in my brain grow when I am learning. I need the outside stimulus to do it, know it and feel it.
I may or may not be consciously aware of how the emotional shift happens, but the relief is welcome!