Cricket anxiety

October 28, 2020 § Leave a comment

Was sitting watching cricket and suddenly felt that sense of unease that told me my heart was going faster. Couldn’t understand it for a bit as I wasn’t immediately feeling a lot of anxiety or anything. Then I looked again at the cricket and realised the team opposing the one that my son supports was doing well and I was feeling increasingly anxious for my son. Talk about anxiety triggers. We switched to Phineas and Ferb and all was fine.

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Compromises

October 27, 2020 § Leave a comment

Me and my son played cricket with three other young men from the apartment building today. He’d played with them yesterday too, while I joined today. My heart was doing flips as my anxiety about Covid risk was jacking up. But my son so looks forward to these cricket sessions that such are the compromises we are making.

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For a brief period

October 26, 2020 § Leave a comment

For a brief period in the evening I was almost peaceful. I was walking and kept looking at an encyclopaedia of History in the bookshelf and was wondering if I shouldn’t go through it with some tea.

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A useful read

October 25, 2020 § Leave a comment

Read this piece today, which talks about how some hurts never go away, but also how we don’t have to allow them to define our lives: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/when-kids-call-the-shots/202010/7-hurts-never-heal-and-3-ways-cope?amp=&__twitter_impression=true&s=08

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