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damnmouse
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I experience them in a different way, but experience them!

I’m extremely triggered by any failure in the professional sector of my life.

The way I blow up is feel acutely overwhelmed with shame and I suddenly completely shut down from everybody. I don’t yell, but I feel everything just sludge itself to a stop. I punch myself in the face or neck when nobody’s looking. I cuss myself out. It gets hard to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

What I do to fix that is go for a walk, then think of a task I know I can succeed at. Then I do that task. Then I use that momentum to get “on a role” if I can. And if I can get on a roll, it’s easier not to dwell on whatever just happened because I’m doing the next right thing.