Friday, December 02, 2005




HOW TO NEUTRALIZE A MELTDOWN



-Journal
-I-Ching
-Get on the bike and go.
-Remember that it's temporary (state of mind)
-Deadwood!
-Make appt. with therapist
-Call a close friend
-Put on talk radio, loud.
-Eat a banana
-Right nostril breathing
-Put on Thich Nhat Hanh's "Anger" CD (ha)
-Clean/straighten the house
-Take some swings at the heavy bag (ha)
-Blog
-Do cognitive distortion exercises from Feeling Good
-Make overdue calls to service people
-Pick up an old project and finish it
-Go for a walk along the lake. In the cold.
-Put on Turner Classic Movies
-Read this
-And this
-Do Target therapy (wrong on a karmic level, but oh-so-effective)
-Yoga
-Yoga
-Yoga
-Mantra
-Mantra
-Mantra




AVOID
Feeding it, by:

--Not eating
--Reading A Million Little Pieces
--Getting in car
--Slamming doors
--Starting a phone-fight
--Starting an IM-fight
--Isolating one's self
--Skipping yoga
--Breaking shit
--Beating self up
--Watching / succombing to infomericals
--Trying, unsuccessfully, to upload pictures onto your blog

2 comments:

  1. They need you in Iraq, a mushroom cloud layin' female.
    U go gurl.

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  2. Well said. Must remember this entry for next near meltdown. Excellent site.

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