I have come to realize that on-top of my addictive behaviors I also tend to hyper focus on things that cause me great emotional disturbance.
It used to really run my life when that happened because I couldn’t shake the emotional hold that feeling had on me.
A therapist I saw told me that when I recognized a thought like this occurring to do something during that length of time that would cause me to miss out on that event. It worked for the first situation but I don’t believe that I can be successful with that often.
I’ve now begun to use mindfulness and then listen to the self talk that is going on, challenging those thoughts that are disputable. I seem to have more success this way.
Does anyone else deal with this and how do you get through it yourself?