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A bitter pill to swallow

24 Jun

I was prepared for a meeting where hearing a man saying the same things I said would suffice (and it may have), but I wasn’t prepared to hear that in spite of being the project manager, I would need to be trained if I were to act as interface with new people. Like I haven’t been interfacing so far, and a particular group would need a different kind of interfacing? So I’ve been wearing my cranky pants for a couple of days. There’s a dent in my motivation and mostly I’ve been feeling worthless since.

sad faced person at desk but not working

The physical experience of anxiety

28 Jun woman sitting on the grass, face hidden by her hair

 

woman sitting on the grass, face hidden by her hair

I mainly physically experience anxiety in two ways, best described by the following two-word hashtags: #wringlung and #mochibruise.

I believe I get #wringlung when I’m lying down and #mochibruise in any other position.

#wringlung

wring transitive verb To twist, squeeze, or compress, especially so as to extract liquid. Often used with out. + lung noun Either of two respiratory organs in air-breathing vertebrates, occupying the chest cavity to provide oxygen to the blood while removing carbon dioxide. = #wringlung

That’s the closest description I could muster for the sensation of the air being swiftly squeezed out of my lungs.

#mochibruise

mochi noun A (delicious) Japanese rice cake made from glutinous rice. + bruise noun An injury to the flesh with a blunt or heavy instrument, or by collision with some other body; a contusion. = #mochibruise

The sensation, which happens in my stomach, is that of a soft and light mochi dropped on a bruise that suddenly aches.

How do you physically experience anxiety?

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