I have to share with everyone that Emma had her first haircut and didn’t cry. I must fix the camera to get some shots.
But over the last couple of days I have pulled out my Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) book to put the strategies back in place in my life forever. Since loosing the commitment to have the strategies part of my life I have found that I have been struggling more. So with no excuses I have got the book and journal out and doing the ACT strategies and practice, practice and practice.
I have set up a section on ACT so will put more information there. But at the moment I am focusing on the Tug of War with a Monster Metaphor
Imagine that I am on one end of the rope and my anxiety on the other side, pulling the other end. Of course our first response is to pull harder. This is what I have been doing for the last week. I have been pulling harder against the rope fighting my anxiety levels. But of course I have been pulling harder and I have become stuck in my anxiety levels.
So instead of pulling harder, I have decided to drop the rope. Although my anxiety level is still there, I am not fighting it anymore.
When my anxiety has gone up today, I have managed to stop the struggling that is going in me and keep going on my day and had a relaxed day.
I have a question for my readers:
If I had a magic wand and could magically make your depression, anxiety, panic attacks disappear, what would you be doing differently with your life?