BPD & Emotional Distress: Our choices impact our nervous systems…
Do you struggle with self-care when you’re under stress? Some people shut down and let their self-care go by the wayside (hygiene, cooking, going out). Others can’t seem to stop trying to solve a problem, even if they know it is unsolvable in that moment due to circumstances beyond their control.
So many of us do these things, but the good news is, we can shift how we respond when we’re feeling emotional distress and take better care of ourselves. If we have BPD traits, borderline personality disorder, or emotional sensitivity, it is especially important that we take extra good care when we’re feeling dysregulated. The choices we make when we’re feeling this way impact our nervous systems and really matter!
Through radical acceptance and self-care, we can get ourselves through a difficult time without making matters worse.
Check out this video on the topic, and let me know your thoughts!
Hi, Debbie, engaging in a little self care tonight….I started by watching this video. I resonate totally with the message and am glad to say I am getting better at waiting for answers without imposing huge distress on myself – but after a long life of doing things the other way around, it does take practice. Unfortunately, thee are times when no answer is THE answer….and I am experiencing this now with great sadness, but still determined to go forward. In a few days I will see a new therapist for the first time. She specializes in early developmental childhood trauma, and I felt good about the two times I talked to her on the phone – so here we go…one more tool, hopefully, to get myself into a better place. Thanks for the video, it was great.
Love that you’re taking the time for self-care and reflection, Sarah! That’s great about the new therapist! I hope she’s a good fit for your needs at this time! <3