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Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Alone in my own zone
Re: Replaying events in your head.
I do that a lot.
I replay and micro-analyze every aspect of things I have done and think how I must have looked so stupid and wish how I could have done them differently. I do this even several months after it is all over, especially if i am expecting a similar situation in the near future.
And yes, I rehearse in my mind a thousand times how I'm going to carry myself and what I'm going to say etc during something coming up. But then, when the anticipated situation approaches, my anxiety gets worse and I try and avoid it. If I do face it then my mind is so blank that i can't remember anything from the countless "rehearsals" and i end up acting just as i always do. And then the analyzing/ reliving/ replaying starts again. The negative cycle keeps perpetuating
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