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Can't focus

#1
I have this feeling again. I can't sit calmly, I can't focus. can't work. Just as if something really urgent hapened, like a disaster somewhere there and I want to run to fix it, but I can't.

It might not sound too dramatic, but I feel really bad.

I can't affort to take a break from work. Is there anyone here who wants to talk?
 

Lux

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#2
Hey, I get that. I'm sorry you're feeling so bad.

Have you tried the chat rooms yet? Usually helps to distract me from some bad thoughts, or talk them out.
 
#3
Thank you, but I'm not good at chatting and 1-to-1 conversations. I prefer the forum format. It's much slower and you have time to think.

Anyone wants to talk here?
 

Lux

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#4
Thank you, but I'm not good at chatting and 1-to-1 conversations. I prefer the forum format. It's much slower and you have time to think.

Anyone wants to talk here?
That's no problem, gotta do what works for you. I can talk to you here for a bit if you like, I can't promise solutions or advice, but I will for sure read/listen and be here for you.
 
#7
I don't know. Maybe it's panic attack?

I feel like I want to run, but I can't move. This weird feeling of urgency, like something bad is happening. I try to block emotions most of the time. Maybe they're surfacing.
 

Lux

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#8
Possibly, that sounds awful. I'm sorry it's happening :(

Do you have any coping methods that help get you through it?
 

Rockclimbinggirl

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#9
What about grounding yourself?
One exercise is naming 5 things you can see, 4 things you can touch/feel, 3 things you can hear, 2 things you can smell and 1 thing you can tasts.
 
#10
Sounds like ACT/mindfulness technique. I'm not a very big fan of such. They don't address the problem and I read a book that explicitly stated that ACT techniques do not improve mood and it was never their stated goal.

The psychology schools I approve are: Schema Therapy, CBT and Problem Solving Therapy. But it is very hard to find a qualified therapist. Bios of most therapists are a worse lie than my CV.

Let me make it clear: I don't want to "distract" myself, I want to focus.
 

Fox

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#13
I also experience this these days.
It is probably the heat the causes this brain fog.
Try taking cold showers and eat well.
Hopefully things will turn out ok.
 

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