“Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.”
And, you know what?
That’s just the type of thing I want to remind myself of where my schizoaffective disorder is concerned.
As the case is, I ruminate over some of the same things again and again, many days of the week.
So, I made a recording that addresses these issues once and for all!
You could alternatively name it, “Combatting The Voices.”
So, for anyone who wants to try helping themselves with some of their repetitive thoughts, I can recommend some great tools that will help with that!
For the mac or pc (even Linux)… Download and install Audacity (it’s free)!
If you want to record anything, Audacity is as good as it gets, and rivals the best paid-for applications on the web.
It’s safe, and it will do the job of taking your voice and making a copy of it to refer to in the future.
Optionally… if you want a microphone, you can pick up a USB mic, that will work with the mac, the pc, and (again) Linux.
Of course, you don’t need an external microphone, as many computers have built in mics!
Recording myself addressing the things I most need to be reminded of, is presently making an impact, and is steering me away from some of my suicidal thinking.
Whatever helps, right?
Exactly! And, who would have thought that recording affirmations/reminders for 20 years would help lay the foundation for when I found greater direction for my days?
How do you handle learning and self-improvement? What self-help techniques, aside from taking meds or going to therapy, are in your toolbox?