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I can now accurately describe how I feel after 5 months.
« on: August 23, 2014, 09:10:58 AM »
This is how I have been feeling, and it is the Damn root of my problems.

You know how you can become aware of your breathing? Or blinking? And you feel like you have to breathe manually? And the more you think of this the more you feel like you have to do it manually?

That's how I feel about living. I feel like I have become aware of living, and I have to do it manually. I'm constantly aware of being alive from the moment I wake up until I distract myself to actually LIVE normally. This causes copious amounts of anxiety.


It goes away when I am distracted because it's similar to breathing: when I stop thinking about breathing, the body does it by itself again.


Is this a good description?
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Re: I can now accurately describe how I feel after 5 months.
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2014, 11:33:32 AM »
And what I've learned is it's even better when it's not just a distraction, but that you find yourself putting your heart and soul
into a project the gives your life meaning.  It's like a priority shift.  Anxiety is not my full time job. Living my life fully is my full time job.
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Re: I can now accurately describe how I feel after 5 months.
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2014, 11:35:59 AM »
Worldbeat, I love that analogy!
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Re: I can now accurately describe how I feel after 5 months.
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2014, 01:32:36 PM »
I totally agree. And I often find too that after a period of distraction or putting care into a project, I often think "what was I worried about" and then BANG, this enormous weight and dread falls on me. But I have to accept the fact that it's anxiety that is crashing down, not "real life" that is crashing down. It's a work in progress.
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