into the valley

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JamesG

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into the valley
« on: November 10, 2017, 08:34:19 AM »
well I've had a much better period the last few weeks, very big improvements all round.

but... I am now going to go through the mincer for 4 weeks with work. Complex to describe but I'm going to be working with a sea of bad tempers and I'll be the last point in the chain so I'll get the worst of it. None of the delays in these three jobs are mine, and each person who got us here won't want to take responsibility. Trigger central.

I desperatly want to stop doing this work and I should be able to swing it in the new year, but for now I'll have to chain myself to the desk and wade through heaps of dull artworking that has zero point to it, for not enough money and all of it far too complex to just blank out with, tho too boring to provide distraction. This is my kryptonite.

Somehow I have to get my head in a place that can keep this dispassionate. My business partner is a hysterical workaholic, the client is a bully.

My toolkit for this audiobooks and online courses, something that can fill my head with a sense of progression and interest to act as a counter balance. I need to walk a lot too, just to try and shake the moods I know are coming.

Am not looking forward to this.

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Re: into the valley
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2017, 04:07:45 PM »
Good luck with this.

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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2017, 04:20:12 PM »
At least you're going in with awareness. That's a plus.

Breathing exercises are helpful to me in times of stress. They sound so simple it's easy to dismiss them, but certain breathing patterns are a way to sort of "communicate" with the brain and body.

If you're able, you may want to give "The Body Keeps The Score" a try; it's available to listen to for free on YouTube. https://youtu.be/EKjBM6MxTKg Part 1, and https://youtu.be/KSo699qcHfQ Part 2

Hang in there, we're with you!  :cheer: