“Why do I self sabotage??!! I keep trying to tell myself to calm down, it’s going to be okay. Why are you worrying?? But I can’t help it!!”
It’s pretty common (especially when you’re struggling with chronic pain) to feel like you’re barely in control. Like there’s you, and then there’s the stressed out part of you, and the depressed or destructive part of you, and the part of you that just wants to hide away until things get better.
And all there different aspects are warring inside you, and getting them to be quiet, listen to you and go in one direction is taking more energy than you’ve got.
There’s something I learned about how to calm the self saboteur within. And, strangely enough, it’s something I happened upon while teaching people how to turn down their amplified pain.
Because while the two processes seem completely different on the outside, when you go back to the root cause, they’re incredibly close.
Here’s what I mean…