I feel like a have a "leg up" on this, because I had already started to realize that my emotions were tied to my muscle tension and pain well before I learned about TMS. Feelings of insecurity, not doing things "right", not being good enough (I'm a recovering perfectionist) are always triggers. I also have some issues around money. My husband recently got a decent sized raise and I sometimes get that "not deserving" feeling, especially around payday. Also, fear of having more money because we could lose it. We had become experts at living and thriving on a shoestring budget, and now that things are a little easier it feels strange and uncomfortable at times. It's great, don't get me wrong, but a well-made pair of new shoes often feels uncomfortable, too, until you get used to them. The money and perfectionism issues get tied together sometimes in my work as a costume designer. I think "why do I deserve $___ for this" (even though I have many repeat customers who know and love my work). Sometimes I spend way too much time on a project. For example, putting in $400 worth of effort on a $250 costume because I "just can't stop" tweaking it. This also causes me to procrastinate, too. I'll put off starting and/or finishing a project because I'm afraid I can't do it well enough (even if I've made the exact same thing several times before). If I worked consistently I could easily make as much or more than my husband does as a programmer, but fear just holds me back. I really need to work on both the perfectionism and the money comfort issue. My "RSI" used to hold me back from putting in my "all" but now that I know the truth about TMS I'm running out of excuses, lol! Yesterday I had a little bit of pain for a few hours (still in the 15% range compared to my old pain) but it "magically" stopped when I finally pulled out and started working on a costume project that's due next week. I put it off until around 4 p.m., but then I got in the groove and worked for several enjoyable hours. I was completely pain free for the rest of the day even though I was using my right hand a lot, which used to trigger almost crippling "RSI".