When I'm having one of my "I'm too sensitive days" and feel like (or think) people are just walking all over me and I need to step away from my emotional self this is what I say to myself over and over"
"I am a rock, I am an island" (a rock feels no pain and an island never cries)
It's a few words from some song I heard long ago but it toughens me up emotionally and I get thru the rest of the day without letting anyone or anything get under my skin or into my heart. I realize that feeling no emotional pain and never crying is not "healthy" but for short term relief this phrase works for me. And I've used it a lot the past month at work.
Anxiety 2007; IBS 2004; Chronic Hives 2002. Medications: Allegra, Zantac, Xanax, Darvocet.
"I can do ALL things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me."
and... "Carpe Diem!" seize the day.
"without my illness i would have been like a rudderless ship at sea" Edvard Munch
My fav. saying at present...
I have a couple:
1. And this too shall pass
2. My God is STILL on the throne
These just help me to realize that these attacks come and go and that God knows what I'm going through and it with me through my good times and bad.
Well Nanners, I want to keep you happy...............
This is one I have used for many years:
"The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step." ~ Lao Tzu ~
One step at a time, one problem at a time. It may seem obvious, but many of us do not proceed in this way. Conscious change often requires two essential components -removing unhealthy things and adding things that are healthy. We also need to strengthen ourselves with positive, life-supporting activities and friends in order to make changes stick.
I wish each of you Peace
im with nanners, that first one is great, Nikki! very cool!
and here is a classic Mark Twain quote:
Nikki, i myspace/emailed ya. take care, Maz XX
When the night has come And the land is gone And the moon is the only light we'll see, I won't be afraid,no I won't be afraid Just as long as you stand, stand by me !
I love these lyrics as they say it all, I need someone to stand by me.
Never pass up an opportunity to keep your mouth shut. -- Paul Miller
Well kiddos, I am turning it over to you now..........I am off to bed.