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On the inability to cope with stress - Her Most Regal Majesty, the Queen of Snark
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On the inability to cope with stress
I hate my brain, I really do.

Now the last few months have been highly stressful - I really thought for a while I simply wasn't going to be able to find a place that matched my not totally unreasonable, but still tricky requirements. Because one must in these situations, I soldiered on and got the job done. Same for the move.

There's a pattern I recognise though. I go on while I have to and then shortly after my brain rebels and goes "stuff this for a game of soldiers - no more". I then enter a state of what is essentially rabbit in headlights mode and stop doing stuff.

I am now in this mode.

It's horrendously counter-productive, and actually self-defeating, since it leads to admin piling up and more stress, but I don't seem to be able to stop my brain drawing a line in the sand. Bleh. I wish I knew how to knock myself out of it. There's so much of my life that got put on hold for the move, and I want it back, dammit!
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From: ex_lark_asc Date: May 12th, 2007 06:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know that one. Happens to me every time I quit a job.

I'd actually suggest giving in to it as the fastest way of getting through it. Do nothing, eat ice cream, let your soul recharge and don't push yourself *at all*; it's what your brain and body are asking you for. I find I basically do nothing but sleep for a fortnight or so until my poor little psyche has got its act together again.
jo_english_bint From: jo_english_bint Date: May 12th, 2007 07:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
*hugs*
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