Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Creating My Own Bubble


Recently my husband shared with me that he had to be put in a version of a hospital bubble (when he was 6) because he was incredibly ill.  Knowing he was okay I giggled thinking of him as a bubble boy.  Sometimes life makes me laugh when it shouldn't.

Moving on...as you may have read in my recent posts, I’ve been quite stressed lately. This stress has resulted in too much tension and too much confrontation.  So I decided to create my own version of a bubble.  This includes deep breathes, slow to react to any situation resembling stress or confrontation and above all a reminder of what’s important. 

The more I think about this figurative bubble around me the more it helps my ability to ward off stresses.  I control what gets in, what bounces off me and what I let go. 

Anybody else create a vision like this in their minds eye to help deal?  Did it work? 

16 comments:

  1. Sorry you've been stressed! I get so frustrated when I let things get to me, I wish I could just let everything just roll right off my shoulders but I have to work at it. When I really get stressed I do tend to put a bubble around me. I put a distance around what (or who) is stressing me. It's not always a good thing because it leaves a lot of things unfinished or unsaid for a while but it gives me time to process. Usually, I'm able to relax and refocus and things fall into place better. Reacting when your stressed is not always good so I hope your bubble is working!

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  2. I'm going to use this technique! We can't control what people do to us but we can control our reaction. Great advice!

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  3. so sorry things still haven't left you in the stress dept...here's hoping things settle and get better VERY soon...

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  4. I so totally create my own my own bubble. I've been doing it for the past 3 years to survive more or less so I totally understand. I don't think it is a bad thing. i think it is a wise thing as it helps us to keep it together and trek on so good for you! I hope your stress season eases soon friend.

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  5. This is genius! I'm definitely going to start using this bubble concept in my life when I start to get upset or frustrated for something that won't matter in an hour, day or week. Thanks for this idea, TV!

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  6. Actually I learned something similar about sleeping many years ago. When you just can't sleep, picture all of the problems as bubbles, then start popping them, helping you finally fall off to sleep.

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  7. Wise. We do have more control over some of the stress inducers than we might think, as you have demonstrated. Having said that, I must admit I've not one so well with the stress inducers this week! Good post.

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  8. Great description with the bubble! I visualize in my mind and do this with breathing, praying, relaxing by tensing & releasing. It is helping me a lot! I hope things settle down and you get to find some renewal.

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  9. I remember that movie with John Travolta as the boy in the bubble. It is interesting how that bubble can be a way to protect ourselves now that we are older and wiser. You are doing something that will help you out a lot. I too have found things stressful and my health was not well for a while. I had to go to many doctors recently, which is why I have notbeen able to blog like I used to. I miss it and will be back more. Every doctor said that I have to work on the stress. The stress can take over everything and simply make us unhealthy. So, I have tried to really focus on me lately and getting back to health. I am working out a lot and eating better and so on. Stress is something that ca really take over if we let it. It can be so hard to avoid and not let it bother us. I am proud of you for creating that bubble and only allowing the good to stay in. Have a great night!

    Mama Hen

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  12. Ohyes - the bubble. But honestly, I am sometimes surrounded with people with tiny little pins in their pocket - and for sport they like to prick my bubble. LOL

    ;-)

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  13. That is probably a very effective way to deal with what you have in front of you. It is a great idea!

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  14. I think we all want to crawl in a bubble sometimes. I'm sorry you are having stress in your life. I pray that you will have sunshine-filled days soon!

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  16. Great advice, TV. I will create that bubble vision from this point on. I sure need it....a tough, thick-layered bubble for me! LOL!

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