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Why do I do Mental Volleyball in my head
March 3, 2006
5:40 pm
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I just don't understand it. I was sitting at my best friends house today, enjoying wine and the lovely weather.....and POOF....gotta go. My spirit got all in a tizzy ...and I was no longer relaxed.... I was stressed ...and all of my recent drama was flashing before my eyes.
Why Lord....why can I not just relax....My anxiety has NEVER fixed anything.... I simply do not understand it. It seems so silly and yet I am powerless over how stress can make me feel. I have gotta get a grip ...really...I must somehow get a handle on all this Mental volleyball that goes on in my head.
Someone needs to "call the game on account of rain."

March 3, 2006
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codryn,

Don't fight it. What you're experiencing is natural. You're still riding the emotional roller coaster. Sometimes you experience a sheer emotional drop. It can be scary, but you'll eventually regain your balance. Please don't be too hard on yourself. Anxiety can sneak up on you when you least expect it. Such experiences will be less frequent over time. Soon they will be nothing more than an odd memory. Until then be gentle and patient with yourself. You will survive.

Best wishes.....Lt

March 3, 2006
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Lt4Others,

You are very sweet ...really.

I am just trying to be in control ....but not in control....it is such an oxymoron it is not even funny.
I appreciate your words of wisdom, clearly you have been able to overcome and continue to do so... I hope and pray that I too someday will be less unsettled in the midst of chaos.
Be blessed and thanks again

March 3, 2006
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codryn,

It's a matter of perspective and timing. I listen to others on this site and think, "...if only I could be as far along in my recovery as they are....". Someday I will be, and so will you. Time seems to slow down when we're upset. We feel afloat in chaos, which can be scary. We feel out of control, while understanding that control is part of our problem. Please believe that better days are ahead of you. For now, be content to give yourself hugs and survive the moment.

Thinking of you.....Lt

March 3, 2006
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Hello Codryn, I have done that volleyball game and still do at times when I am so stressed. I may feel like I am "ok" while I am in the process of doing something....but just when I start to relax and let my mind wonder, it starts to play over thoughts as if it was a tape being played over and over again.

I was told this was something that I learned to do and to break it I would need to say to myself "STOP" and if I had to do that over and over again, I would. I was also told to wear a rubber band on my wrist and if the thought pattern took over than do the snapping and say "NO".

This may sound funny but it was advice from a psychiatrist and it did work. I do like to think things thru and once I start to do that, I have a hard time letting go. We need to train ourselves to stop the volleyball effect. Hope this helps.

March 3, 2006
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I tried the rubber band thing when I failed at quiting smoking...but should try it again as it kind of snaps u back to reality.......thanks.
codyrn

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