Originally Posted by *AHIMSA*
Mine are all anxiety-related.
Not sleeping enough. I am working on it and want to sleep more. Taking care of the other things (see below) will help me get more sleep.
Procrastinating. *sigh* Need I say more?
Getting angry too quickly. I don't like this and have really been working on it. I have a little road rage-ish issues. I don't go psycho, rather I just get very angry with poor road behavior.
Spending too much time on the computer.
is an addiction too. When I can't sleep or am procrastinating, the computer provides an outlet for the anxiety I feel. About 50% of my work is done on the computer too, so, its a self-propelling issue.
Drinking coffee on occasion. I like coffee. I don't like the after effects of the caffeine (I like it strong, strong STRONG and bitter). I don't feel good about decaf either. Quandary!
OK, apart from that last coffee bit, that's pretty much me. I've had stress issues for some time now, and also have a ton of other issues I'd like to work on. I'm currently doing CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), which helps a lot in identifying my thought patterns and finding ways of tackling them. Meditation helps a lot, too, but I do tend to put off meditating (just one aspect of my procrastination)!
I've actually found a way of using my internet addiction: it's really hard for me to wake up in the morning; I seriously sleep through my alarms if I haven't had enough sleep, or, if I do wake, I go right back to sleep. So, I put my laptop on standby on my bedside table and turn it on as soon as I'm half awake. I actually care more about checking VB
than going back to sleep, so I do eventually wake up fully - and on time!
I do get irritated with people easily. I've got a bunch of pet peeves, and it seems I went and picked the ones that occur the most in the people around me. As a result, I'm always rolling my eyes or going into (futile) arguments with people, especially online. I can't tolerate wild conjecturing and wilful ignorance. Argh. It can be very frustrating.
Oh, and I tend to eat for comfort. Corn flakes, chips and crisps are on the top of my list of comfort foods, and then follow stuff like canned baked beans, bread, tofu/seitan sausages and hummus. Another bad habit I seem to have picked up lately is not eating very well, i.e. resorting to junky food that can be prepared quickly over a proper meal that would take an extra 15-20 minutes. I've working late the past few months and coming home tired and hungry.