For those of you for whom, like me, anti-anxiety meditations & activities telling you to "breathe deeply" are EXTREMELY counterproductive right now, here's how I'm dealing with my #Covid_19#anxiety (a brief #thread, related to but not included in my multi-day mega thread) 1/14
I've learned some coping tools from C-PTSD, e.g. grounding exercises (see
I carved out a niche for myself and then I crawled into the niche and then I dragged people in with me. -@evacide on how she became the awesome that she is at @EFF
Which she says is almost entirely unheard of, but at the same time, she got it because she asked for it. And because she did research first, and made the case. “None of it would have happened if I waited around for someone to tell me to do the work.”
Apologize for your gender (leave the part where you blame society for how you’re socialized until later— she may even bring it up herself! We know!), thereby acknowledging & validating her experience, and ask yourself or even her (!) How can I make THIS experience better?