About Sudden Changes
When I am in the the middle of an anxiety attack from the result of sudden changes, I strive for inner truth because I know my PTSS distorts my perception of current events based on past events.
“When we strive to live in own truth, our spirits are rarely disappointed.” —Susan Daniels
It Takes Time
I simply can’t handle sudden changes or events. It takes time for me to become accustomed to them. Also, the time I take to heal depends on the the level of pain or trauma the sudden changes brought to me.
When an event occurs and people get angry with me, it makes things much worse because then I get to be misunderstood and disparaged by someone who then becomes another one of my perpetrators. No thank you. I’d rather walk away.
Retreat from the Crowd
That’s why I retreat to spend time alone after a stressful day or event. Because very few people I know get that. I certainly don’t blame them. I simply have to take care of myself so I do. If that involves separating myself from others – then that is what I do. I’ve learned this lesson many times over. I think I’ve got it now.
Pause and Reflect
At the same time, I have to pause and be clear about the situation. Is this feeling from the past or from now? What would this situation look like without my particular emotional response of this moment? That’s where healing and growth happens. When that happens, the fear surrounding the situation dissipates, hopefully, forever…
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” —Socrates
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