I always claim I deal with emotion well. I am beginning to think that may be a matter of opinion.
You may think I'm odd. I mean how can being miserable make me better and happier? Well, my theory is that it's because I am in control, that I choose when, where and how.
What do you do when you feel yourself getting wound up, angry stressed, upset? Well I put those emotions away until I choose to deal with them. I don't know if everyone is capable of doing that? They get sent to the 'I'll deal with this later' part of my brain.
I store them all up and then choose a day or two (depending on what I have collected) to go into hiding, or as I prefer call it, 'lockdown'.
I have the ability to take myself to place in my mind where no emotion or thoughts exist. I only ever really need this skill whilst in the hospital because if I had to think and feel, all I would think is "I hate my life, get me out of here", and all I would feel would be negative emotions and ain't nobody got time for that shit!
Make no sense? It works for me! I emerge like a butterfly, ready to spread my wings and face the world!
I'd be interested to know about other peoples coping mechanisms? I have been particularly stressed out and short-tempered lately but I can't quite figure out why so I have chosen to start on online CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) course which is recommended by mental health charity, Mind.
So far I have learnt that I am currently in the mid to high range with depression symptoms and low for anxiety symptoms. I tend to think I know myself well but it has been good, and it has identified one thing about my personality that I wasn't aware of.
If you fancy a go yourself have a look for Moodgym online!
Bye for now! XxX