I've never been much of a "surface" person, my emotions run deep, I am affected by everything I read in the news, every dog I see in the shelter, every story of every life I come across. That's just me and I like that about myself, it makes me who I am.
But when it comes to Keven - the despair I sometimes feel can be debilitating. The "what-ifs", the grieving of him not having a "normal" life, the fear, the sadness. I don't get angry much anymore, when I do, it passes quickly.
So my newest coping technique is to just stay on the surface. To stop my thoughts and feelings from going too deep. Just staying focused on the present and doing my best to be supportive without enabling and to let go of whatever else may be lurking under the surface wanting to steal my attention.
How do you cope on days when you feel overwhelmed?
Peace, Hope and Love,