The thing about voices alot of people don’t realize is that it is your phycological and emotional reaction to them thst causes you to begin to feel hopeless and helpless. If someone was saying these things to your face you would react in a defensive and stand your ground but yet since they are disembodied voices you are giving them the upper hand out of fear. This is giving them too much credit this increasing the magnitude of how they effect you.
You can physically damage yourself as well as emotionally by reacting to them. This creates a cycle. When we hear them we instantly react and overreact. You space and privacy feels intruded and you don’t see a way to solve this. Keep your chill, Keep yourself busy or take a break when ever they start to stir.
They get me in a tight spot everytime I’m enjoying something. Not because of what they even say, it is the way I react. Like earlier this morning I was enjoying weedeating I was cool headed and calm thinking subvocally to myself.
I have damage to my inner speech mechanism ( talk about a Bi#ch when dealing with voices). But anyway I started hearing voices and I chalked it off as neighbors talking to each other and continued about my business a little more edgy and tense as before. So now my thoights and what I’m saying to myself becomes more fast and less in the flow, thus creating an imbalance. Now the voices are reacting to everything and putting me on the spot.
So instead of just shutting up and composing myself I tense up and get over defensive and throw all logic and reasoning out the window because hey who the ■■■■ has a right to be in my pwrson business stepping on my toes about what I’m thinking. Being the type of person I am I try to keep the peace and break myself in the process. I have damage to the nerves and tendons in the area above my right ear. I tense up, BAM feels like I have no skull in that area, Like my brain and mind are pouring out of a gapping hole.
Then it’s back to the cycle. The damage was caused by veing way to tense and literally ripping the nerves and tendons due to stress. Not on purpose of course.
What I’m saying is don’t fall into this cycle don’t ever get them the satisfaction of gaining an upper hand because once they have one and have dug a hole then it’s alot harder to beat the cycle.
You can be overly aware of what is actually happening but react wrongly and it does no good.
Knowledge is knowing facts. Wisdom is knowing from expwrices and being able to apply them properly.
Be patient, be kind and yourself.