Saturday, September 28, 2013
Good Morning; I am up early to get everything organized. DH & I are up drinking coffee to get us going. DS is sleeping. He did come home yesterday evening in a good mood. What I have to remember to let go when he gets all stressed. He is learning to manage his anxiety. He gets very mouthy and says all sorts of stuff which I ignore. I tell him if he feels he needs to go to ER to get help, please do. This in turn gets him to think and usually he gets himself in control. The key is that he needs to stop in this negative thinking or panic thinking and slow down. Much of his anxiety is fear based - his counselor is trying new techniques with him. Much of his training in the Army is crisis driven. This training keeps his anxiety on alert. He is always on alert in these situations. What I did to manage my stress yesterday with him is I finished a 1000 piece puzzle which I usually do with DH, but I wanted to stay busy. I never know what happens with DS when he is anxious. DH and I will be going on a weekend trip soon to celebrate my HB. This is what we use to keep hope of stress relief at bay. DD called yesterday. She has been transferred to a San Francisco office. She has to take rapid transit into SF twice a week. This was done due to a re-organization that happened at her home office. She is level headed and calls and talks to me about decisions she makes. I love hearing from her. My hope is that DS will get more independent and self reliant in the future. Have a good day. I will get plenty of exercise with the move.