What do you do when all this stress and triggers come at you all at once?
I call someone in my recovery group. I joined an SA group in my city and I have a list of phone numbers of group members; when I am struggling I call them, I share my pain and my fear, and I get empathy.
Maybe you can share some of it here? If we can empathize or offer advice we’re happy to
I’ve been working on slowing myself down. Literally walking away to be by myself for a moment and doing some deep breathing. Bonus points for fitting some nature in there. Sounds corny but it helps me.
Welcome to our lovely community Cheryl
When i feel overwhelmed with stresses and triggers, I try to do some deep breathing. I reach out to supportive family and talk it out. I find this community has been super helpful at listening and providing support.
I do also find that meditation and prayer have helped me calm down. Sometimes i need the opposite - like shadow boxing or brisk walking to let out the aggression.
We are here for you. Do not sit with the overwhelming feelings - find a healthy way to relate to them and release them.
I usually try to find a healthy outlet for it. I enjoy running and writing and weight lifting so if I’m extremely frustrated I’ll try those.