So on Tuesday my therapist said I need to start living more outside my own head. (Or words to that or similar effect).
I tend to agree.
Would welcome (with wide open arms) suggestions for in-the-moment activities that take up all your attention. Mindful activities that are about doing rather than thinking. If you do DBT then things which focus on ‘participate’ & are perhaps particularly ‘one-mindful’.
I have a tendency to get bogged down in the details & the thinking & the judgements upon judgements upon judgements. With everything, but definitely with therapy at the moment. I get pre-occupied with doing things ‘right’ & ‘perfectly’ & in a specific way. Using skills doesn’t have to be at the expense of having fun. Having fun, especially in a grab-your-total-attention-in-the-moment way IS skillful.
I welcome suggestions. However wacky or ‘weird’.
I feel a strange combination of tired & hyperactive. In case you were interested.
I think I might go & dance around my room to some Christina Aguilera from 2002ish. I will close the curtains so no one can see & quietly accept my judgements about myself without getting caught up in them. I think this may be possible when dancing alone like a loon to trashy pop music.
But please - send me suggestions! (: