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Change your thoughts or behavior

What you think and what you do can both change feelings.

Sometimes changing the way you are thinking about something will help reduce the intensity of your feelings. You can change, "I am so angry because he s wrong and I

right!" to "It's

okay for someone to not agree with me and using really won

make it

better."

Similarly, changing what yo

e doing is another way of coping with

feelings. Have you ever taken a long walk noticed that you feel better after your walk?

when

yo

e

feeling

down

and

Climb on the surfboard

As with cravings, sometimes the best way to deal with feelings is to ride them out otion surfing. Sometimes people are afraid that if they let themselves actually feel their feelings, they be stuck in that space forever. This is not true. If you allow yourself to feel it and express it to someone else, it will pass and often

yo

eel much better for having let it out.

Sit It Out or Butt Therapy

Practice sitting something else.

it

out.

Put

your

butt

in

a

chair

and

do

Finish a task, write a letter, or simply wait for

a

period

of

time.

Wait

a

while

and

you

will

begin

to

feel

better

not exciting, but it works.

The idea here is to not let out­of­control feelings drive you back to using. Learning to deal with emotions means allowing yourself to feel. Learning to balance thinking and feeling will guide your behavior. It will also help to keep you centered and improve your ability to process strong feelings.

Session 19: What About These Feelings?

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