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Day 5 Don't have any hobbies

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by deny, Feb 17, 2021.

  1. deny

    deny New Member

    Think of some activities you really enjoy doing. If you could do one of these activities without feeling stressed out, without having anxiety, and without worrying about your family, kids, job, etc. how would that feel? Why do you not do this activity more often? What steps could you take to do this activity stress free and without worrying about other things? Do this activity this week.

    I don't have any activites anymore that I like. But I like to walking.

    But I don't do that because I want to have time at home. And I would like to speak Italian but don't find the time and living in a small apartment with my boyfriend that stop me from learing.
  2. Andy Bayliss

    Andy Bayliss TMS Coach & Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi deny, and Welcome to the Forum and SEP,

    I'm glad you're doing the SEP. Many, many people have gotten better doing this program.

    I suggest you take some time, just for you, and do something you enjoy, which could be walking, or -----? The point is to not focus on symptoms for a period of time, and instead do something easeful and pleasurable, relaxing, especially that you don't normally let yourself do. This begins to change our stress levels, especially if you could do it once or twice a week.

  3. Sita

    Sita Well known member

    Hi Deny,

    Ciao, come sta? :)

    Andy is right. Just do something that you like doing, you can do it for 5-10 min/day while using the bathroom. Learn Italian, read, listen to something etc. To be honest it doesn't matter when, where and what you do as long as you permit yourself to do it. And to enjoy it!

    Take care.
  4. deny

    deny New Member

    Thank you! I actually was on spa this weekend. It was nice.
  5. deny

    deny New Member

    Ciao Sita,

    Tutto bene e tu?

    I can little Italian because I had lived there but never learn it totally. Thank you for your advice!
  6. Cariad

    Cariad Newcomer

    Hello Deny,

    I can understand your difficulty in learning Italian while your boyfriend is at home - of course, it shouldn't make any difference - but I know another person in your home can inhibit you - I find lockdown quite difficult because my husband is ALWAYS HERE! :D I like to just drift around and find my own rhythms.

    All I can suggest is to make sure you get time to yourself as a right, even to just sit and 'be', not having to do something 'useful'. Leave space and time to listen to yourself, to your inner voice, and this may guide you to what you really want to do. :)
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  7. Sita

    Sita Well known member

    Mi sento abbastanza bene oggi, non c'e male.

    Cariad is right. Good advice. Take care.
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2021 at 12:40 PM
  8. Andy Bayliss

    Andy Bayliss TMS Coach & Beloved Grand Eagle

    Yes!!!! And we can't listen when we're always doing and fixing and pleasing.

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