Does anyone have any selfhelp tips that they do?
I found this helps me, When I have a chance and the house is empty I turn off all things that make noise like the tv and radio, I sit in the sitting room and all I hear is the clock. I breath in through my nose and out of my mouth and try my best to focus on the sound of my breathing and the noise from the clock beneath it.
It takes me a few minutes to concentrate and relax, It’s quite unsettling getting prepared because of the voices and with all noise gone it’s had not to focus on them, But After a few minutes I relax and try to empty my mind, it is very hard but I’v started to get there/ Make some progress. While I’m doing it the voices lessen and lessen untill I can only bearly hear them. In all honestly I can only seem to keep my mind quite for a few seconds at a time maybe 15, but I keep trying for about an hour, I guess pratice will make this an success. I don’t know if it’s because I’m focusing on my breathing or trying to keep my mind quite that is working … Or maybe it’s a mixture of each. I also connect my fingers on both hands and wait till I feel a pulse on each finger.
When I first started doing this I wouldn’t even notice drifting off in thought, I’d be in deep thought before I new it, But now after a few seconds I’m awear that I’m thinking and can restart sooner than before.
When I finish, get up and start doing what I’v to do I start to notice the voices come back and the best way to discribe this is like the volume on the tv, it goes up and up until they reach there natural volume.
I’m also a gazer, If I’m doing anything I’m always in a gaze (stare) and over the last few months I’v been working on that too, I’m trying to focus on everything I come in contact with, That has helped me hugely too. It is also hard because I’m so used to gazing at everything and reminding myself to focus can be tricky because it takes a lot of consitration - meaning I get mently tired.
(As I’m sitting here the voices woke up and are like, don’t say that- don’t say that, don’t say that hints why I’m defo going to send it)
Has anyone else tried to help themselfs? any one try what I’m doing? Or anyone doing something different?