Anastasia Curtis Writes

Pop-Up Memories (Intrusive thought Memories)

While probably not the scientific name for it, pop-up memory is when a memory just pops up suddenly when you are going about your daily life.

This is something that happens to me a lot. I can be going about my day and suddenly I am hit with a memory that I don’t want to think about.

It’s usually something stupid that I did, or something that causes me anxiety.

It just comes out of nowhere and with no reason other than to remind me that I did that. And It is never a good memory.

Okay sure, sometimes I get a funny memory pop-up, but that is rare and most of the time It Is Not A Fun Memory.

I never understood why my brain just suddenly decides to throw an embarrassing or anxiety ridden memory at me like ‘Remember when you did this stupid thing? Well now you do!’.

I Mean Why?

I know it’s probably has to do with my General Anxiety Disorder. But I would really like to go a day or two without having to remember something horrible and embracing that happened.

I can be just sitting there on my computer when I am suddenly hit by a fright train in the form of an unwanted memory of something that happened years, and years ago.

I  mean I get memories of thing that I did as a child popping up in my head.

So as you can see it is not a fun experience.

And it is something I am trying to work on.

I do have some strategies that I try to use.

And sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.

But will see in the future how this works out. Hopefully for the better.

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