I kept telling myself to focus and not to slip back as you said, prepared to face the difficulties but I can almost feel a switch that goes off in my brain and my mind wouldn't take in anything but anxiety and panic. I can swear I really gave focusing and concentrating on work tasks my 120%. Every minute of today was a huge challenge, a battle. I just hope it gets better by the day, but with work pressure increasing, I'm finding it more and more difficult to cope. But again I do tell myself not to think that, and to associate work to neutral or positive thoughts - but the reality of my days at work is just so unbearably hard. Y_________
That goody, goody thing is pretty amazing. Probably because it is so removed from any learned assocation with something negative that the brain immediately starts to connect it with any positive thing the it can find in the memory banks and the neurons start to light up in positive learned associations. You can hook goody, goody to two days accomplished for which you deserve all the credit. You did it.
I've been using goody, goody myself when I swim and actually, whenever I think about it. It's pretty magical. Somehow it makes the whole swim thing more pleasant instead of just being a dutiful exercise to keep healthy. A. B. Curtiss
Dear A. B.
Yes, I find the goody goody working better than anything I tried. Today was a holiday here so no work, but I felt much better than I felt in a long time using goody goody throughout the day. Thank you so much, and I hope to prevail like this with work as well !