Here is another insert from my personal prison camp journal. I discuss with myself the importance of relaxing and how it will benefit me. The fountain of these concepts came from a book called, “Self-Discipline in 10 days: How To Go From Thinking to Doing, by Theodore Bryant, MSW.
Relaxation is another good way to do what I do because I can get all the tension away from me and focus on what I want to focus on. Medication CDs works get for that like the Inner Temple of Witchcraft or any kinds meditation music.
Learning to relax in daily situations will prevent me from stressing and having anxiety and keep my stress down. I’ll take some relaxation or wellness classes to learn how to be relaxed when meeting new people. Something I’m going to do a lot as I finish poems and perform them.
Also, I need to learn to build from mistakes and “move like water” to help avoid and control anxiety. With those under control, I hope the need for escapism and delayism—two of my biggest problems resulting from fear of failure and fear of rejection–will also be under control as well.
A relaxing technique he gave, then I modified is:
- Take a deep breath, slow my breathing and say “relax”. This technique is me will relax the tension in my body and gain a controlled breathing. Something I could do while looking at a menu
- All the while picture or discussing relaxing or relaxing subjects, in case someone engages me in convo immediately
- Counteract any thoughts that prevent me from relaxing or enjoying the task at hand. Or if I’m having a quick conversation, have the person equally relaxing to me but kick them away or tale any conversation until I’m fully relaxed.
- Remind myself as often as possible to relax and breathe a problem I always have when talking to people and don’t think about anything negative at all
- This method gave me the relaxation I need to think and act at my peak performance