Welcome to HealingWell and dang you are feeling lousy, I picked that up in your post.
Well let's help you kick the "stinkin thinkin" to the curb and it can be swept away by a street sweeper.
Know your personal limits. One of the chief causes of anxiety is when a person takes on more than he can handle. Know your limits as to what you can do and how much you can do. It will go a long way in reducing anxiety in life. Reducing anxiety is not hard to do once a person knows how to it. The one principle to keep in mind is if you have any doubts about reducing anxiety on your own, seek professional help.
When your fears and depression have the best of you, it is easy to feel that things will not get any better. This is not true. There is much help available in today’s society and the best way to deal with your fears is to find effective ways to overcome them. Here are some techniques you can use to help manage your fears.
Challenge your negative thinking with positive statements and realistic thinking. When encountering thoughts that make you feel fearful or depressed, challenge those thoughts by asking yourself questions that will maintain objectivity and common sense..
Take advantage of the help that is available around you. If possible, talk to a professional who can help you manage your fears and anxieties. They will be able to provide you with additional advice and insights on how to deal with your current problem. By talking to a professional, a person will be helping themselves in the long run because they will become better able to deal with their problems in the future. Managing your fears and anxieties takes practice. The more you practice, the better you will become.
Please do not turn to drinking as alcohol is a depressant and it will only bring you down, it will not solve your problems.
Know you have joined a wonderful forum and keep writing to us, let your thoughts out, let us help you.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
Good Morning Doug,
Well let's work on you today.................first of all smile. You will feel better. Lose the sauce. It is a depressant. You know the old "crying in your beer" saying.
You do not have to campare your issues with anyone elses. Your issues are yours and you have a right to them. Everyone of us is here for some reason.
People who have poor self-esteem tend to focus on and magnify their perceived shortcomings, and ignore their strengths and achievements. It's like looking into the mirror and seeing a warped picture - a bit like the ones at fun parks that make you look distorted - completely blowing reality out of proportion.
Karen is right on. You do not have to post about your sadness, share with us some of the fun times you have had over the years.
We are here to help.
You have many of the same traits I do, I let my feelings get hurt but I have learned to be more assertive and if I feel someone is taking pot shots at me and I have taken in long enough I take that toxic person out of my life. I just divorce them......................a friend of 20 years always felt like she could make snide comments about me. I took them for 20 years but one she shot one off about my daughter I just quit her and never talked to her again. She was not a true friend. I needed to just remove her from my life..........................man it felt good to make that decision, to be done with the crappola she dished out.
Yea for Sportsters. Your right on. Believe in yourself................we do.