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Old 03-16-2014, 04:45 PM   #11
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Perhaps you have a tendency to internalise rules and advice very strongly. Any sense that you're deviating from these becomes anxiety-provoking.

I'll give you an example. My students are a few weeks from their exams. Tomorrow I will remind them that they should be doing around 4-5 hours a week independent study. Now some will ignore that guideline completely, and some will more-or-less follow it. But inevitably a small percentage will not only do it, but will obsess over it and be extremely anxious if they feel they're not doing enough. I can't stop them from taking the message to heart far too much. They over-learn social rules.

If you've had problems with eating in the past, perhaps there were similarities to your current preoccupation? So you want to get it right, and tend to treat 'getting it right' in very black and white terms - good food and bad food, good exercises and bad exercises? Just a thought.

I often think humans are a unique species in that we can have everything we need to thrive - food, a pleasant environment, work - and we still invent problems for ourselves. It's not just you. We all do it in different ways.
I do and I don't to be honest man. I do it and I become anxious very easily, with a tendency to REALLY overthink things. I'm a big believer in positive thinking attracts positive things and live by that but based on my past I also get very anxious and stressed real easy.

I do sometimes look at things in black and white but I'm not a fan of following the 'rules' of certain things however because basketball is so serious to me I do get a bit obsessive over things. I was one of the anxious students you have, for sure! That was a great response and I really appreciate it, thank you!! It helped put some things in a different light to help me understand a little better.

Thank you! I do definitely agree with what you said about the good exercises and bad exercises point, I most definitely do that. I thi k even though I always wanted to be bigger and stronger, (and still do) I sometimes get anxious and overthink that I might get too big to play properly or effectively, but realise it would take steroids, thousands of calories and 20 years of lifting, plus I wouldn't let that happen in my career. It's just me trying to be in the best possible shape with no weaknesses, but though im determined beyond belief and work hard beyond belief, my mind sometimes plays the enemy. I'm not going to be Kai Greene ever, and I'll only get more athletic.. so what the heck am I scared of? Not being functional for sport really, but muscle will helo. Im just being stupid!!
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You should try and remember that the internal talk you hear can be controlled by you. Take that talk and try to turn it to something more positive.

You used the word stupid in your original post, several times - and clearly you are not, so take those negatives and start turning them around. Just like lifting weights, a little bit at first and then you keep adding until you reach your goals..
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You should try and remember that the internal talk you hear can be controlled by you. Take that talk and try to turn it to something more positive.

You used the word stupid in your original post, several times - and clearly you are not, so take those negatives and start turning them around. Just like lifting weights, a little bit at first and then you keep adding until you reach your goals..
See it's funny because reading my post you'd probably believe I was negative but in fact im one of the most positive people you'll ever meet, just have soke mental barriers!! Thank you for your reply!!

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