Back On My Shit ( Because It’s not a game)

I am back in the room again! I have been at a loss to explain my inability to cope in such an epic way this week. The blame can be firmly placed at mother Nature’s door. I had no idea she was about to come drop by (apparently the hubby did and wisely gave me a wide birth). So as things are settling down chemically, my brain is functioning far better. Productivity and creativity have returned from their cells.

This evening I am trying to regain a grip on my positivity….My new blog theme is a reflection of where I feel I have moved on to in my journey. It’s a bit more complicated than just pretty colours and boxes. For me visual stimulation can be either a welcome comfort or a vicious trigger for a low mood. So with that in mind, I have taken a great deal of time picking something that not only makes me feel comfortable when looking at it but also something that may be a welcome view for anyone reading my blog. I have no idea if I am alone in having these experiences. It extends to music, which can either be loved instantly or turned off for switching on a depressive mood. I choose the colours of my drinking glass depending on my mood. Happiness requires warm colours and depression requires me to avoid greys and browns. I see tastes and smells as a scale of notes and pitches. Certain words give me feelings and some I cannot say aloud due to the attachments they have. I have yet to meet someone who has these experiences but this is how I am and it doesn’t bother me at all, in fact I quite like it. Whether there is name for it….beyond weird, I have no idea but I can use these sensory quirks to help pick myself backup again. Tonight’s tools are Genesis and The Beautiful South… with these wonderful creative people in my head I am back on this and ready to deal with my shit again!

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4 thoughts on “Back On My Shit ( Because It’s not a game)

    1. Fighting BED Post author

      I had heard of that but only seeing sounds as colours, through a story if a composer (which I don’t experience). Just had a read up, there are lots of different types, so yes it would appear that’s what it is! I had no idea that all my other quirky things weren’t just me. I see weeks and dates in picture form with varying grey scale. Lots of other things too. My weirdest is that I have words I can’t say because of how they make me feel, it never occurred to me there may be a reason. I need to do some research as this may help me with anxiety etc. Thank you, you made my night!x

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  1. Sleep

    Hi, I’m so glad you are feeling better. We all have low points, sometimes you need to go with it for a while. I love how you recognise the way colour/visuals affect you. I wonder if you’d like the idea of making every plate of food you eat as visually appealing as possible (even photograph/Instagram it?) For many people recovering from ED’s it provides a way of appreciating food in a new way, it definitely helps with mindful eating and the added bonus is that the most beautiful looking food tends to be the most nutritious!

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    1. Fighting BED Post author

      I did reply to this Sleep but I’m not sure it posted. I dont really use instagram but I do tend to apply the colours rule to everything anyway.x

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