You asked a VERY specific question - how do we stay on track when the anxiety gets high. I have just started a new school year and I teach middle school students with special needs. I also live with my grown son who is a person on disability who ALSO has special needs. Having said that, I am trying something new - every hour or so throughout the day, I am STOPPING and taking a "gratitude or prayer" break. I take 30 seconds to center myself, find something to be grateful for, and get myself back on track. It has only been a little less than 2 weeks but it has given me GREAT results. Not only am I more serene, but my aides and even my students are too.
Having said that, I find that the interactions and support actually HELP me to stay on track - if (and I should say WHEN) they stress me out, I back off. I have found that there have been times when the on-line friendships and support started to take over my life - I HAD to back off completely for quite a while. So, I DID. I came back when I was again ready to participate. You need to do what YOU NEED TO DO and YOU NEED TO TAKE CARE OF YOU. We would miss you if you left but maybe you need to go back to tracking and "LURK" - reading posts and only replying occasionally when you CHOOSE to.
With love and caring from Nancy ... wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed, and precious day.
Challenge progress for 1 pound per week and 100 days challenges - late starter - but focusing now
February 15 - new starting point = 245
February 22 = 243
March 1 = 244
March 8 = 244
March 15= 247 - OUCH
March 29 =
| current weight: 238.0