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Re: Managing triggers on social media

If you've ever talked to a weight lifter about doing a dead lift near their max, they don't feel strong either, they feel like "holy shit this thing is really heavy". It doesn't mean they aren't strong though.

 

I reckon the stuff you have survived, the huge lessons you have learned, the generous and kind things you have done for others and the skills you have built make you very strong (and a good person, too). When bad stuff happens, you're kinda working out your brain, and testing all those skills, but i hope you don't mistake that feeling of strain for weakness.

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Re: Managing triggers on social media

Yeah I guess that's kinda true
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Re: Managing triggers on social media

I guess I don't feel strong because I feel like I should be doing a hell of a lot better than I am @Ben-RO
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Re: Managing triggers on social media

It seems like I can't escape it at the moment 

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Re: Managing triggers on social media

@j95 'shoulds' can get us into a real trap, although it might feel like there are specific reactions you 'should' be having to dealing with a lot right now, really everyone will handling things in their own unique way and that's totally okay. 

 

Feeling like it's inescapable is a lot to contend with. There's some stuff you feel you can't change at the moment and that's absolutely not a failing on your part. What can we do to help you feel like coping is a bit more bearable right now?

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Re: Managing triggers on social media

when I meant I can't escape I just meant oike the thing I saw yesterday and then another thing today it's just annoying @Chessca_H
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Re: Managing triggers on social media

And I also have one of those really bad headaches that I describe as like putting my head in a microwave and it won't get away
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Re: Managing triggers on social media

Hey @j95 how is the headache at the moment? I am just going over the back end of this thread now Smiley Happy 

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Re: Managing triggers on social media

It's 100x worse than it was earlier @Bree-RO
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Re: Managing triggers on social media

Like I actually cannot cope with this much longer
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