Anxiety hack — do something today, for tomorrow

October 2, 2020 § Leave a comment

I made a small note to myself today: do something today — even something small — that will make waking up tomorrow something to look forward to. I did that today by forcing myself to push through my anxiety and banging out over a 1000 words for a story that needs to be submitted on Monday. This reduced my anxiety significantly in the second half of the day after I typed out those words — my basic story framework is in place. So I have tomorrow to look forward to, to refine the story.

It boosted my confidence that I can continue to be without Trinicalm Plus (Trifluoperazine and some other stuff) which I stopped taking exactly two weeks ago. I still take a small dose of Clonazepam. Of course once one takes drugs like these, one can only count the number of days one has been free of them, if one chooses to stop taking them. The craving for them reduces and over a period of time becomes more of a memory, but never goes away.

Therefore doing things like what I did today help. I wasn’t looking to get to 1000 words. I began by telling myself I’ll attempt to get to about 400 words over four small sessions of just 100 words each. But as I wrote, the ideas began to form and the next paragraphs began to fall into place, and I managed to get to over a 1000 words.

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