how many write down a list of things that may be bothering them to try to better understand it in their head?
I have done this a few times now and it has been really helpful,
Sometimes i get overwhelmed by things and i dont know why it is happening, i may have lots of things going on and some things may be causing me to feel bad, all of these bad feelings then get mixed up and join together to create a big blob of negativity, so i need to try and figure out out what’s bothering me and break it down so i know what i can do about it.
@ozymandias it seems like a good strategy to keep in the old MI Toolkit & i guess anyone can do this. I kind of had to learn to do this myself but it really should be taught as a coping strategy, not sure if it would work for everyone though. Symptoms might get in the way
I didnt know why i felt so bad then i thought, i’ll try writing down some things and i ended up with a list of about 12 or 13 things,
Its good to identify what’s happening because it means i can put it into perspective & maybe even take some action on how to relieve the built up negative stress & emotions.
Yes. Lists help me. Whether it’s a list of my symptoms, my delusions and hallucinations, or my basic to-dos, I need lists. My mind draws a blank or meanders down unnecessary thought processes when I am asked certain questions. The list helps me come back to the subject at hand.
you are lucky to have a therapist, i dont have that, i can talk to a project worker but they are limited in what they can say and do, I was chatting to one recently who suggested i use a diary to keep track of things but they are quite big and bulky to carry around so i’m not sure if i can use something on my phone.