I have a really hard time letting go of my excessive control over my impulses, and it makes it hard to just be a person.
I've heard this saying a lot, and I really like the idea of it, but actually doing it...that's another story.
When it comes to my anger, one of my best tools is actually Dungeons and Dragons.
Yep, I've officially started falling behind on BEDS.
Anxiety is a hydra. It has many heads and trying to narrow it down to just one is a gross oversimplification that will only deter you from truly understanding/defeating it.
My first thought when I finally bought the book was “Oh yeah, this is gonna fuck me up.”
Toxic shame, also known as internalized shame, is, frankly, a bitch.
Sometimes I don’t hear what people actually say at all. All I hear what my internalized shame tells me they’re saying.
Disclaimer: I’ve never done this before, so who knows if any of this is a good idea, but I’m willing to give it a shot because perfection is the enemy of progress.