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I can feel good about an accomplishment but

there is always pain because I have to push myself. If I were young, I’d say keep pushing because you’ll grow stronger and it won’t be painful anymore. But I am old and I’m afraid the pain is here to stay. :disappointed:

I can’t. How do you do it?

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Feelings happen or they don’t. I don’t “do” feelings. Are you blocking out your feelings?

No, how can I block them?

Denial. You’ve learned some feelings are unacceptable. When you get bored, that uncomfortable feeling is those unacceptable thoughts and feeling attempting to surface when there isn’t enough stimulation around to keep you occupied…