Harriet Posted March 22 Author Report Share Posted March 22 13 hours ago, KB Girl said: Alas.. then instead of easy days I shall wish you extra fierceness to deal with the anxiety instead! That'll do nicely. Thank you! 14 hours ago, Sovalis said: Maybe don’t say you can’t have any honey because that deprivation aspect of things seems unnecessarily harsh when you’re having such a rough day. But is there a way to eat it more slowly, almost too slowly, so slowly that you’re almost tired of the process? That is what I do with Nutella when I want it and it prevents me from eating gobs in one go. I realized sometime last year that I wasn’t tasting the big spoonfuls I was taking, so I started eating micro-spoonfuls a lick at a time. Helped me. Not sure if it will make a difference for you, I don’t know your sacred honey imbibing habits. ❤️ I think we must work differently. Moderators and abstainers. Compromisers and black and white thinkers. Committing to eat honey very slowly, for me, would be like putting tuna down in front of your vegan cat and then saying "no... stop" quietly from a supine position on the sofa on the other side of the room. I think I do better with clear rules like... no honey before dinner. And with habits of 'crowding out'. So I'm just going to backtrack a little: Cup of cream for breakfast, meat and low carb veg for lunch, yoghurt fruit and honey for dinner. That way most of the day runs on fat, but there are enough carbs to hopefully prevent strict keto stress. 11 hours ago, Scaly Freak said: Upcoming boss fights! Just like in games.... prepare by donning appropriate armor, select your weapons wisely, and load up on buffs and healing items. For me, this means taking notes and preparing what to say during the difficult call, meditating in the morning of that day and just before making the phone call, and having my notes right there with me the entire conversation. For others it means something else, but we all prepare for these things in some way. You are mighty. You will be victorious. Good point about the battle prep. I wonder what my buffs would be? I find that planning what I'm going to say has limited utility--I have to do a little bit to make sure there are no large vocabulary gaps, but doing too much preparation becomes rumination, and just lets me know, subconsciously, that I don't trust my future self to perform. Meditation might be a useful buff, though, especially if there's a focus on calm and courage. 6 hours ago, sarakingdom said: HONEY FOR THE BEAR GODS. Unfortunately I seem to be the kind of bear that does best not on honey or fish but on fruit and tubers and cows and cream, cream being a convenient modern substitute for cow fat, I presume. 6 hours ago, sarakingdom said: Ugh, that's a lot of frustration and life stuff hitting all at once. Does it help to balance the extra effort with extra rest? I sometimes do that, on the (slightly tenuous) grounds that my mental energy is being depleted faster than usual and needs an extra recharge. Oh, actually, I brought this on myself because I was feeling like I wanted to stop avoiding things and do a little more, after several weeks of total hibernation. I'm blinking at the entrance of the cave. I'll be okay. The anxiety is annoying, that's all. 6 hours ago, sarakingdom said: I'm glad you and your brother will be seeing your dad soon! Yes! I haven't seen him in person since before covid, though we skype once per week. 1 hour ago, Salinger said: Hey Harriet, good morning. Sending love and support, always xx Good morning, possum! 2 Quote Let cheese and oxen and mead crowd out our secret desires for power and domination - Harriet the Viking Just be bold, fluid and unapologetic, not small, hairy and indecisive - Harriet the Artist You can absorb me! - Harriet the Contextless Guru Link to comment
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