I Rock When I'm Low Or Anxious

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    I'm Glad I'm Not the Only One!

    I have been rocking back and forth since I was a child!! I do it to music now since my teens. I get lost in my mind for a while. I think it's a way I deal with stress and the disappointments in life. I kind of slip into my own world for a while. I know it's not a real world but...
    accarlson accarlson
    2 Responses Jun 1, 2009


    I never really noticed it starting just know i do it, i feel like a complete stresshead at the minute & rocking (even if i do look like an extra in one flew over the cuckoos nest)it seems to calm me a bit like counting to ten i suppose...
    sosadinside sosadinside
    31-35, F
    Jan 7, 2009

    Like a Horse, Rocking Horse That Is.

    Ya I sometimes rock back and forth, when I am feeling like I am losing it.  I usally do not notice it before someone else does and mention it to me, sometimes my wife.  If I am emotionally overwhelmed I rock a lot apparently.  I do not know why, I have seen...
    allofus allofus
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Apr 28, 2009

    My Rocker

    I purchased a nice big wooden rocker when I found out I was expecting my first child 25 years ago. I have put many miles rocking in that chair.  I can remember sitting in it with three children all under the age of 5 in my lap rocking away. I still sit and rock in this...
    Grits4life Grits4life
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Feb 2, 2009

    Try Not To

    But when I'm upset, rocking soothes me.  I've finally come to a point where I don't care what it looks like to others; if rocking is gonna help me find my balance again, I'm gonna rock.
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    May 8, 2011

    Do You Mean to Rock Back An...

    Do you mean to rock back and forth? Yes I do that. I am a hyper type of person, so I do a lot of moving around. I have a hard time keeping still.
    ladybaby ladybaby
    61-65, F
    Apr 16, 2009

    depends What "rock&quo...

    depends what "rock" means. it can mean a) "rock" as in "rock out". in which case. yes. if i feel low.  love to put on my headphones, turn up the music real loud and just run around like a maniac in my basement until i've forgotten why i'm down...
    thegreatsmoky thegreatsmoky
    Apr 16, 2009


    Always have and probably always will. I don't know why I do it but even in public I find myself kinda rocking back and forth when it hits. Maybe it's conforting to me?
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Jan 7, 2009

    I Just Realized I Do This...

    I rock back and forth if I am sitting down whether I am in a rocking chair or not.  i have been particularly out of my comfort zone these past two weeks and I have caught myself rocking uncontrollably without thought.  Interestingly, I also sway when I am standing up.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Feb 2, 2009
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