Refraining from letting ourselves numb out zen habits reflex anoxic seizures causes

• Procrastination and running to distractions — when you feel like a task is too overwhelming, too difficult/uncomfortable, to uncertain/scary, etc. Alternative: What would happen if, whenever you don’t feel like doing a task, you just stopped and felt what it’s like to not want to do the task. Pause and feel your discomfort, your resistance, your aversion to doing the task. Feel the insecurity in your body. You might be able to do the task anyway, after feeling this.

• Social media, messaging & online reading. It’s all very interesting! But it’s also taking you away from feeling anything, because your mind is on your device. You also can’t notice the present moment, right in front of you.


Alternative: If you couldn’t check social media or your messages, or read anything online, what might you do instead? You might open your awareness to everything around you right now, keeping your attention on that for a few minutes. You might check in with yourself and notice what you’re feeling, and let yourself actually feel it. anoxie That might not be a pleasant feeling if you’re feeling irritated, anxious, insecure. Feel it anyway.

• Video games. Games can be engrossing and tons of fun, and addictive. Much like social media, you can’t actually feel anything or notice anything around you (or within you) if your attention is completely absorbed by the computer game. Alternative: Same as with social media and online reading above. Feel. anoxic tank Notice. Be in the present moment. See what it’s like to stay.

• TV & watching videos. Same as video games and social media — we watch because it’s pleasurable, interesting, fun. Nothing wrong with those feelings, but they numb us to our inner feelings, from loneliness and sadness and anger and frustration, from guilt and loss and pain and feelings of inadequacy. Why feel those things when great TV shows or Youtube channels are available? Because avoidance never solved anything, it only makes it worse. Alternative: Feel. Stay in the feeling. Open up to it. Be in the middle of it, immersed, curious, relaxing into it, being courageous. Also see what it’s like outside!

• Busyness. Maybe you barely ever go on social media, play video games, watch TV shows or videos, or lazily read online … you work like a maniac! From the moment you awake until you’re crashing for the night, you are constantly busy. And avoiding being present. Avoiding feeling whatever you’re feeling, which is probably some anxiety and insecurity. Alternative: Stop. Don’t take any action for at least 10 minutes. Just recenter yourself in the present moment. Feel the insecurity. Notice the urge to do something, and just sit with the urge.

• Porn & sex. anoxic brain injury post cardiac arrest Many people run to sexual gratification when they’re feeling tired, lonely, sad, tense. It’s a way to get a quick pleasurable hit, and a feeling of release. And a way to avoid feeling the feels. Alternative: Don’t let yourself run here. Block it out for a month (see next section below). Be present with the feelings. See what it’s like to feel an urge for release without actually acting on the urge. Woah, you’re moving beyond your teenage mindset!

• Addictions. Alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, gambling, biting your nails, and also many of the other things on this list are some of the most common addictions, and every single one is a way to numb out to the difficult feelings we don’t want to face. what is anoxic ischemic encephalopathy You are triggered to go to your addiction when you need stress relief, when you’re tired, lonely, sad, angry, tense. They are classic ways to not feel these feelings. Alternative: Refrain from running from the difficult feelings, and actually face them. Feel them. Fully feel them. Be present with these feelings. You’ll find that, while they’re not comfortable, they aren’t unbearable. You’re stronger than you think. And then, once you get more comfortable being with these feelings, you can also give yourself compassion. Talk to a friend. Meditate. Do some exercise. And more compassion.

• Comfort foods, shopping, other comforts. When you’re feeling sad, lonely, tired, stressed or inadequate … what do you do to comfort yourself? Common choices are foods, drinks, shopping, or many of the other things on this list. Sure, comforting yourself isn’t bad … but do you let yourself feel it first? Just feel what you’re feeling? Or do you want to exit that feeling right away. Alternative: It’s OK to feel sad. To really feel it. It’s OK to feel stress. Allowing ourselves to feel everything, to fully face it and fully feel it, is not a negative thing. It’s actually loving, to not reject your feelings and the present experience. Try it once today and see if you can be friendly to whatever feelings arise in you.

• Lashing out. When we’re feeling insecurity, we often feel it as frustration or anger, and lash out at others in various ways. hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy prognosis This can, of course, be hurtful to the other person and harmful to our relationships. Alternative: Try not lashing out, but instead allowing yourself to feel the insecurity. Just be in it, without having to resolve the feeling. Just stay in it, without having to take it out on someone else.

For example, if you go to a yoga class three times a week, and have a teacher leading you through practice, with rules for not checking your phone or talking during practice, this is a structure that helps you go deeper into the meditation — it’s a container for your yoga practice.

You’d set the same kind of container for sitting meditation (no going on your phone or laptop, for example, or otherwise you’re not even meditating), for relationship practice, for therapy. Structure helps you see when you’re running to your exits, helps you set an intention for practice and stay with that intention more, helps you to explore in safety.

• Define your exits. Set the things you’re not allowed to do during this period. hypoxia and anoxia For example: no social media, no video games, no porn, no alcohol, no pot, no sweets, no fried foods, no going to your favorite online sites (reddit, youtube, blogs, news, etc.).

• Set allowable things. Create small containers for things you need to do … for example: messaging and email just twice a day at predetermined times. Sex with partner just once every two weeks. Other things you might want to allow yourself to do: yoga, meditation, going for a walk and being present to the world around you, talking with a friend when you’re struggling and being open-hearted with them, taking a bath or drinking tea but being fully there with the experience and your feelings as you do it.

• Define your practice. Set what kind of practice you want to do when you’re feeling urges to go to addictions, distractions, etc. For example: when you feel the urge to exit, you’ll pause and first turn inward, noticing what you’re feeling. Then give yourself at least a minute to actually feel it, dropping into the sensations of your body, fully feeling it, being curious with it, being friendly towards your feeling. Also allow your awareness to widen beyond your body, noticing the sensations of the world around you, feeling it as pure experience.

• Commit to others. Tell your plan to others. Ask for them to hold you to this commitment. Make sure they’re the kind of people who won’t let you off the hook, who will love you fiercely in this practice. Tell them you’re going to report daily on an email thread.