More Skillful

10 Aug

Last night while I did end up taking some medication and crying myself to sleep, I did use some of my DBT skills.  While in bed, the Nyquil and Valium weren’t kicking in fast enough and I used the urge surfing skill not to self harm or take more.  I tried to accept my emotion and let it be.  I tried to not over analyze things too much, or push away the unpleasant feelings.  By the time the medicine started to kick in, I felt much calmer and it wasn’t just due to the meds.  I think not fighting the emotions really helped.  I woke up to see 20 somethings friend had texted me a couple times after he was done wanting to hang out, but I was already asleep.  He reads this blog usually so maybe he knew that.  I’m trying not to judge my reaction of things not going as I had thought they would/planned.  Hey that’s another skill.

4 Responses to “More Skillful”

  1. Melanie August 10, 2015 at 6:16 PM #

    I’m reading your posts backwards. Wow, I think you did a remarkable job of getting through this! And hey, honestly, if someone says they will contact you in a couple of hours and you’re still waiting 3 hours later, there is NO reason why you can’t go about your own business, whatever that may be including going to sleep. If he reads this blog I’m sure he will understand you at least a little and it won’t be a big deal at all.
    In the past I’ve dealt with open ended “we can hang out at some point today” type conversations by saying “sure, I’ll go about my business, text me & see if I’m still around & we’ll hang out” and that way I’ve made it known I’m not waiting around, I’m on my own timetable seeing as they’re on theirs and if I’m not free or don’t feel like it anymore I didn’t commit to anything anyway.
    I’m so impressed by how you dealt with it, I know things have been tough for you lately x

  2. Andi August 10, 2015 at 6:51 PM #

    Well done

  3. manyofus1980 August 16, 2015 at 2:11 PM #

    Yay for using those skills. Good job. XX

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