Saturday, March 27, 2010

Pacing is the Key

A little overcast. But we're doing our best to keep our balance.

We still have to fight to focus in the morning. You can do some tai chi exercises to warm up your chi. But still you have to scream and fight to not feel like you're in dual realities. On the outside, you look cool and calm. But on the inside you're this close to snapping.

Anger at times is still a big problem. We had a period where we were punching out different stuff (and literally beating ouselves up as well) to try and cope. But we're getting better at trying to get it out in other ways.

Does crippling despair still hit you at times? How do you deal with it? For us, compartmentalizing is still a good coping tool. Take things in small segments. Set boundaries. If people don't respect them, leave or cut them off. You're not responsible for what others do and say. Therefore, cover your side and move on.

You can't singlehandedly save the world. Instead, start with small segments and deal with those.

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