If you have ever procrastinated from doing homework or some task at home or work, you might not have sensed any bad feelings. Instead, you might have found a distraction to take your attention away from the thing you are avoiding. But somewhere in your brain there may be a broken neural connection that makes overcoming procrastination difficult. Procrastination makes you feel like you don’t want to do the thing you’re supposed to do.
Fortunately, with sensory emotional regulation, you can stop procrastination. I know, because I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was 29 years old. Procrastination was a big problem. I was diagnosed with PTSD when I was 40. When I was 41, I learned how to regulate my uncomfortable feelings and procrastination. What an incredible feeling to no longer feel blocked from doing something I didn’t feel like doing.
Another hard-to-notice feeling is inhibition. This is when you want to do something, but you can’t. Or you might feel like you’re losing your abilities.
Avoidance happens when you escape something that scares you. It also happens in the form of procrastination, or it can happen by making yourself invisible.
Control may not feel bad, but it can cause difficulty, especially within relationships. Control can also lead to feelings of stress, which can lead to physical pain.
There are others. Regardless of whether you feel them, sensory emotional regulation help unblock the ones that interfere with a “stress-free” life. While stressors will always exist, you don’t have to feel blocked by them.