So last week when I went to see my therapist 1:1 she gave me some "homework"-to feel my emotions as they come up. I still struggle with how to do this. I often have these big emotions that make me feel so terrible. I find it so uncomfortable to sit in the space of these emotions. I don't even know sometimes why I feel the way I do. I know self pity is not all that productive and is indulgent but sometimes I feel so trapped. Trapped in the prison of my body and thoughts. I also know that when I am in this funk it is harder to make magical things happen in my life. The challenge is that I want to feel high energy and positive most of the time so I can experience these magical moments-but I don't always feel this way. And if I ignore the not so pleasant feelings and "stuff them away" I am in real danger of feeling apathetic all the time. So-how do I feel these feelings, deal with them and move on with my day in a better headspace? Can anyone help? I'm open to suggestions.
Post by denverdignity on Jul 21, 2015 7:40:38 GMT -8
I am exactly where you are right now, seeing my therapist today and have the exact same issues to deal with, no advice because Im in the same boat right now but look forward to more posts on yours here.
Post by moonlitvein on Jul 21, 2015 22:15:38 GMT -8
When I read your post yesterday I was almost in the same space as you were, so I resisted posting. I was afraid to drag you down more with my low & depressed feeling! I don't really have much concrete solutions really but I have experienced the same anxiety & disturbing thoughts after doing my exercises & "homework". I find taking a distance away from the reading & homework helps (though I understand you'll have to go for therapy at the prescribed time obviously) In my case yoga is beginning to help immensely most of the days. And then today morning I read this & felt that maybe this could help you in some way.
"Fully functioning people are not interested in doing things better than everyone else; they look inward for their life goals....Look inward rather than at how you measure up to the other guy" - Pulling Your Own Strings by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer.