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Obsessive coping tool?


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7 years ago 0 hugs4U 4027 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Hi Ashley,
I think there's an internal feeling like a broken record is playing.  I'd have to watch it, I guess
Ashley -> Health Educator
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Hi Hugs,

Interesting discussion, how will you be able to recognize that a repetitive behaviour is unproductive?
 
 
 
Ashley, Health Educator
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7 years ago 0 Shari 1071 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Hi Hugs,

Repetitive tasks are therapeutic.  I can knit for hours, or paint a painting for hours.  Some people buy long haired dogs or cats, so they can brush their coats for hours.  If it's something you enjoy, the time fly's while you're doing it.  You get in "the zone" and it's soothing.

Shari
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7 years ago 0 hugs4U 4027 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
I heard a journalist describe how his mom would spend hours washing a dish.  Similarly, sometimes a thought will bother me, which isn't productive.
 
I wonder if I could transform that repeating, into something which would help me reach my goals.  The way I would do it, is to use the repeating of aspects of the smaller goals, or objectives, towards the larger goal.
 
I certainly can identify with the repeating of the "washed" dish, since I've been plagued by negative repetitive behaviours, or at least unproductive thoughts, which undermine getting something done.
 
I wonder if others can identify with repeating something, like the parent washing the dish for hours

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