I'm noticing my anxiety is worsening. I'm going to my daughter's house to watch her dog while she's away for the week. I have a list of things that need done and packing to do. I got up this am, read my book and I needed a nap...2 hrs later, I started to pack, couldn't find a pair of pants I wanted, got overwhelmed and I'm back to reading my book. I'll get it together later all at once, but I feel stupid...I'm fine once I leave the house...overwhelmed is a word I use that equals anxious...I'm seeing a therapist. if I don't make a move to clean off my dining room table, she's not going to see me any more...I look, I see, I don't know where to start, so I walk away from it...ugh! I'm on enough meds, don't want anymore, but what am I to do? any ideas?..I'm totally unmotivated...

Anxiety (Including GAD)

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  • Bae1985


    I get overwhelmed alot. My kids messy rooms. I don't know where to start. Maybe take baby steps.

  • Marjo


    Start one pile at a time: put like with like.

  • CoffeeAndDogs


    It sounds to me like you are expecting too much of yourself. Sure packing might be simple for someone without anxiety, but that doesn't mean it can't be overwhelming for you. Instead of trying to do all at once, try setting a bite sized goal. Grab 3 items to pack then rest for 30 minutes. Or set a timer for 2-5 minutes and get as much done in that time then rest. I find when I do things low and slow I don't get overstressed or overwhelmed as easily. It is easy to get into negative self talk about your capabilities, but try to give yourself more credit.

  • Tutu


    Be calm, take a breath know you got this! 👍 👍

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