Hi all, I just wanted to share a bit about what I have learned, chat about my struggles and see what other people this so that maybe we can all grow together. I struggle with loneliness / self esteem mainly and if I fail or feel out of control of a situation I feel like I am being crushed by the weight of failure making it hard to move forward - this is why a single lapse can be so dangerous for me it can become a season of failure! If I feel unloved its can be unbearable, I just sink into trying to feel worth something or meaningful in all the wrong ways (internet browsing etc) and go on a downward spiral! But Ive taken inspiration from this TED discussion on emotional first aid: https://ideas.ted.com/7-ways-to-practice-emotional-first-aid/ Im interested in what people think about this, bur I also say that my aim is to practice the 7 techniques and work on getting out of negative patterns that are so distructive to my emotional health! PMO is never a cause for me but a symptom of something going wrong - my aim is to catch the cause before it happens and fix my emotional health so I dont get anywhere near it (and live a more joyful life )! So what are your thoughts? Any additional tips / stories / advice?