RUN or RAMPAGE
🐘: RUN!? or RAMPAGE?! 😫
🏇: One second. ... Deep Breath.
🕵️♂️: Nope, we're all ok.
🏇: Easy there elephant. We're fine. We'll get through this just breathe.
🐘: Don't run? Don't fight? 😟
🏇: No. we are fine. Let's just do the next thing.
🐘: Is the next thing curl up in a ball? Or EAT.ALL.THE.THINGS? 😋
🏇: Let's just scrub the next veggie.
Noom has helped me deal with my depression when it flares up.
But some days, when they both flare up, are quite a challenge.
I lean hard into the system. I've noticed several times when I was at the cusp of a panic attack I was able to find the mindfulness to take a deep breath and check in with my observer to see if I was in any actual danger.