I Rock When I'm Low Or Anxious

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    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

    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

    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


    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'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

    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

    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

    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
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