CaGoddess

252d

My anxiety is so overwhelming presently that I cannot function or be productive. The more I try to accomplish the more overwhelmed I become. Then I get to a point of feeling immobilized. I can't complete one simple task. Can anyone please share words of encouragement and support? I would really appreciate it 😭

Anxiety (Including GAD)

Headache

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  • maloneyncheeze

    252d

    I also find lately that my anxiety has me so overwhelmed. My house is a MESS and my husband helps where and when he can but he works full time to keep the bills paid since I also can’t work. The key is to not overwork yourself. You wanna push slightly out of your comfort zone but not enough that any progress you make reverts back. Some days are just really bad days and it’s just something to accept. Some days all you have the energy to do is to get out of bed, eat and maybe take a shower. And that’s okay. Take reward in what you DID do that day and don’t focus on other things that didn’t get done. Trust me I’m such a OCD perfectionist so sometimes it eats at me to do more than what I am doing but I have to just do what’s best sometimes. Just focus on the little victories and your mental health will improve. ❤️

  • CaGoddess

    252d

    Thank you! Your comment gave me a great idea to help me focus on what I was able to do. When I am doubting myself I'm going to make a list of accomplishments for that day. 💕

  • maloneyncheeze

    252d

    No problem! Glad I could help! ❤️

  • BigL

    252d

    I totally understand. Sometimes when I’m in this space I try to take a few deep breaths (it sounds cheesy but breathing exercises can help a lot) and brain dump everything I think I need to do and how I’m feeling about it in a journal. Then I will try and choose just one activity to focus on, even if it’s small- in fact sometimes that helps. Choosing something too big can make me go back to square one of paralyzing panic mode. Or maybe take a break from trying to “get things done” and do something that’s just for yourself for a bit. Like watching a show or browsing the internet without feeling guilty about taking a break. Then maybe turning on music when you are finished and returning to that one specific task. I’m sorry you’re in this place and I hope it gets better. No matter what tomorrow is a new day and I bet you’re doing better than you think you are. Those negative thoughts can viciously make our anxiety deepen it feels. Good luck!

  • unicorn

    251d

    I can totally relate. Sometimes I just have to give myself permission to take some time to do nothing. It might feel stressful because you have so much to do, but taking time to rest and calm my anxiety helps me better be able to get things done. Then I start with the very smallest tasks because accomplishing things releases dopamine and helps me feel encouraged to complete the larger tasks. I hope you can find some relief ❤️

  • StormyMind

    251d

    I’ve been feeling massively overwhelmed too, despite having made progress with decluttering. My anxiety covers at least 5 topics and it “snowballs” nearly every day, giving me bad headaches and very irritable moods. Noises also really disturb me. I immerse myself in music but am not sure what else to do.

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