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amberjimenez

618d

how do you deal with your anxiety

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    • Serenity_Love

      617d

      @IndyMonkee13647 for sure! Honestly once you start doing it the relief you get almost immediately. Like you are just letting it know that you know it's there and it's trying to protect you. You scan your body and surroundings and if all is fine, simply thank it and tell it that you don't need it and it can leave now. But if it stays that's ok. And just go about your day. I always try to find a positive distraction from my anxiety or physical symptoms. If I have one I acknowledge it and then move away from the thoughts. I've been working on this and practicing since December when my anxiety took a turn for the worst and was having daily panic attacks and constant anxiety attacks for weeks...and slowly I got it down to less and less until maybe once or twice a day...and now I have fairly mild anxiety that's on and off daily but it's very rare that I have an anxiety attack that's borderline panic. But I've learned to be ok with the adrenaline rush that comes before the panic so I essentially keep myself from panicking 🤷🏽‍♀️ still feels intense but not near as bad. Say a panic attack is a 10...I maybe get to an 8 and I just ride it out til it goes back down

    • Phroggi75

      617d

      Meds. I hate to sound like I'm promoting them, but without them I have constant anxiety and I don't want that. My husband also helps by holding me tight.

    • Another_Joe

      618d

      So I started going for walks outside. Started with a mile then worked my way up to 2 and three miles a day. It helps me reduce my stress and anxiety. It also reduces my internal tremors that long Covid gave me. I can’t exercise hard but it’s true that it really helps. I read a book called “this is your brain on food” and there is a wealth of information in there for anxiety, depression, ADHD and many other ailments.

    • Nikki03

      618d

      Music, mindful thinking breathing 🤗

    • Serenity_Love

      618d

      I have learned to ride the wave. I accept that it is there, and I don't fight it. I talk to it out loud..I tell it that we are ok and there is no danger. It may feel like it is but there isn't. And I tell it that I appreciate it being here to keep us safe...but I don't need it right now. But when it's ready to leave then it can go and come another time. My therapist told me to always thank it for being here to protect me but to tell it I do not need it right now. I just acknowledge it and let it be uncomfortable at whatever level it is and it slowly goes away. The more you fight it..the worse it gets.

      • IndyMonkee13647

        618d

        @Serenity_Love Absolutely beautifully said! I do sort of the same thing, but I’ve never thanked my anxiety before! A very positive spin on it and I love it! Thank you very much for your words!

        • Serenity_Love

          617d

          @IndyMonkee13647 for sure! Honestly once you start doing it the relief you get almost immediately. Like you are just letting it know that you know it's there and it's trying to protect you. You scan your body and surroundings and if all is fine, simply thank it and tell it that you don't need it and it can leave now. But if it stays that's ok. And just go about your day. I always try to find a positive distraction from my anxiety or physical symptoms. If I have one I acknowledge it and then move away from the thoughts. I've been working on this and practicing since December when my anxiety took a turn for the worst and was having daily panic attacks and constant anxiety attacks for weeks...and slowly I got it down to less and less until maybe once or twice a day...and now I have fairly mild anxiety that's on and off daily but it's very rare that I have an anxiety attack that's borderline panic. But I've learned to be ok with the adrenaline rush that comes before the panic so I essentially keep myself from panicking 🤷🏽‍♀️ still feels intense but not near as bad. Say a panic attack is a 10...I maybe get to an 8 and I just ride it out til it goes back down

      • jjharkan

        618d

        @Serenity_Love that sounds like mindfulness; acknowledging without reacting. Is that what it is?

        • Serenity_Love

          617d

          @jjharkan yes acknowledgment without judgement basically. Being mindful of how I feel, without having a negative reaction, thought or feeling. Just being one with the anxiety.

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