Author Topic: How to adapt to your new self/lifestyle.  (Read 1350 times)

[Buddie]

Re: How to adapt to your new self/lifestyle.
« Reply #30 on: August 27, 2019, 03:29:34 pm »
[...] hi Italiano, I'm from Spain. Ok if you're so scared to tell her then it Is going to sound like something bad. I really feel no guilt over this so I think when I tell someone I convey it as a medical malpractice. Maybe what the other buddies told you is better? Just say you're coming out of some medical condition? But then, as a woman, if a man tells me that, you bet I'd want to know what medical condition that was. It could be much worse than benzo wd. An STD for instance. Ahhhhhh I'd just go with the truth. I'd give her just a brief headline and she she doesn't look judgemental (or dumb, which is just as bad) then you can give her more info.
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[Buddie]

Re: How to adapt to your new self/lifestyle.
« Reply #31 on: September 08, 2019, 09:03:56 pm »
As I taper down each day and my head becomes less fogged the reality check hits and Iím left with the every daunting fact that I have alienated myself these past many months to a point where my comfort level and normalcy was being sheltered and drugged away from truly living life and the outside world 🌎, how does one truly adjust to bring themselves back to that beautiful world out there when theyíve become so use to their abnormal comforts of isolation and loneliness yet secretly want to be productive and part of everyday society again? I have very little family support and donít have the courage to just walk up and join a community group. Ughhh idk. Life was much more simpler when my brain could relax and not over stimulated over common everyday simple things, how did all you ex hermits here learn to be free again? Just curious thatís all? P.s.....one of my biggest hurdles is Iím very ashamed of what I have become and lost these past two years that I have real troubles trying to put myself back out there, I literally went from a good job with healthy relationships to being alone and not working etc....stupid scary decisions

I went to my local library, got a card and started visiting on a regular basis. It's a safe, low pressure place to practice minor interaction with people. I had trouble concentrating on reading for awhile, so what I did was check out some adolescent books I enjoyed during middle school, until I could read adult books again.

What I also did that changed my life during my taper was start cardio kickboxing classes. I found a very welcoming, supportive studio that let me start out quietly in the back; no pressure. It's been my exposure therapy for the past 3 years. It's helped me mentally, physically, socially... I highly recommend exploring something you are or can be passionate about. Start small!
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[Buddie]

Re: How to adapt to your new self/lifestyle.
« Reply #32 on: September 08, 2019, 11:21:12 pm »

 Iím mourning the old me and the person i once was and the active and vibrant social life I once had.


But I am confident I will get it back, and yes it probably wonít be the same as my ďold lifeĒ but who knows?


Maybe it will be better!


I think we will all be so much more self aware after this, we wonít take good mental and physical health for granted, we will have had time to reflect on who our true friends are, what we want out of the relationships in our lives and weíll be stronger than ever. 


If we can conquer this, we can conquer anything!



^ This ...exactly. The silver lining.
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