Under Pressure…

.ƸӜƷ. THOUGHT FOR THE DAY ƸӜƷ. Under Pressure… Had a deep and meaningful conversation with a beautiful friend last night. Just talking about the goings on in our worlds. It’s funny how life just ticks along and for each of us there are different stress points and stressors. We each handle them completely differently. I realised that I was obviously stressed out… Like most of us subconsciously and consciously trying to deal with this, sort that out, make a decision here, figure out what’s best there, juggling the arenas of our lives. We’re not aware of a lot of this often based on how we have learnt to deal with the stressors in our lives, our families, our histories. It’s just like ‘okay what do I have to deal with next’ and then we deal with it… And like most of us we have to deal with all these things…

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Some things I have learnt this last week…

1. I have a limit: I don’t know when it might come so I need to look out for it and get new strategies. Even if I am handling it ok right now, there is a point at which all of a sudden I start not coping. I need to be aware of that and that I can only do so much and then I have to walk away and not get pulled into solving a problem that I can’t solve. 2. Don’t play games and get sucked in: I am learning how to handle situations with people who are agitated or upset…. I am learning to keep calm, keep a steady tone, not get pulled into the ‘game’ playing scenario. 3.What the real issue is: I am learning that when people are upset there is often something else at the bottom of the whole thing, people deflect their agitation…

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More Thoughts on Anxiety….

Last week I reposted an old post of mine on anxiety, several people liked and commented on it and my fellow page writer Troy from Flourishing Life Society made these comments… “Anxiety is one of the topics i have been lost in over the last several months. It plays a huge role in how we live our lives” I know that one thing for sure has played a part in mine. It seems I only just realised just how much of a part it had played too. At the end of 2010 I finally went to the doctors decided to go on anti-depressants… I have battled my whole life with varying degrees of anxiety. But it was not until earlier this year when I was looking for something I had written that I re-read through some of my journals and was SHOCKED to read how often I had woken up…

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