So i just wanted to write a little post and say that I'm getting better at focusing outward. I used to think I was doing this ok, but then i started to realize, everytime I got a feeling I was STILL focusing on the feeling, trying to dissect it, figure out why I wsa feeling that way, trying to come up with the perfect "thought" to remedy the feeling. I am slowly (it is a slow process, unfortunately) getting better at distraction and focusing outward on other thigns when I start feeling bad. I'm the classic anxiety person though, because in saying this, i assume that I will now get worse. However, it really is the best thing you can do, and it is very very slow and takes time, but it does make me feel a little bit better thus far. With this and therapy on underlying issues, i have more hope that I can beat this.