kori

Scatterbrained

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Im on day 8 after quitting cold turkey...I can't seem to get my thoughts together. Any  suggestions on how to get a hold of my racing thoughts? I'm also sleep deprived so that's probably playing a huge factor. My mind and body just won't relax. It's like my brain is firing off in all directions.

 

One good thing I noticed today was that I was excited to have a day off so I could heal and recover. I was also excited to not be starting this day with a medication. I'm not craving it whatsoever....just craving stability and peace of mind.

 

To anyone who has faith, I could use prayer :)

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Have you tried closing your eyes and deep breathing to get yourself focused?  It works for me every now and then.  I will definitely keep you in my prayers.

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Yes, thank you :) And I appreciate your thoughtfulness. Its actually gotten much better since I last posted...Ive been watching jon stewart and stephen colbert all day and its been helping.

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ha and now i also know why i feel better. thanks for praying! ;) im so drained.

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Last year, one of our members suggested the following simple exercise to calm yourself down:

 

With each breath, say or think to yourself "Breath in Peace.........breath out Release"

 

At least three times.

 

It works - I use it whenever I get scatterbrained, confused or angry.

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practicing breathing control has definitely decreased some of my anxiety symptoms...thank you. put a little more effort in and accomplished a little bit more than i did yesterday. progress is not as fast as i wish it was but it is progress.

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The recovery process is non-linear; have patience and just work at taking life as it comes to you right now.  You will wake up one day and realize that you had some major break through and it will be a pleasant surprise.  Focus on acting like a human being and not a human doing.

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  Focus on acting like a human being and not a human doing.

Very profound.  Is that a Justin original phrase?

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Nothing I say is original, it's a paraphrase from The Simpsons but I thought it was applicable to the current situation.

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I know I love that phrase! I actually used it more than a few times yesterday and it helped! It just kinda stuck with me.

 

I have a quick progress report....I am feeling pretty healthy today! It's only been..well I kinda lost track I think maybe 10-12 days...and I am already seeing so much improvement. Slowwwlly...but surely. Anndd I had no problem falling asleep, and STAYING asleep last night..at a reasonable hour too! And without melatonin or any other supplement(s).

 

I can say that its been hard to keep up with the daily responsibilities, but today it felt a little easier. A little more "bearable". Realistically, I didn't get tons of stuff accomplished, but I did a whole LOT more than yesterday. And if i beat myself up about not getting all of my stuff done, I would focus on human being and not human doing. I feel very encouraged today.

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