"Healing is an energy phenomenon. Hope is another word for Healing. "Cracks in the concrete are just reminders that you fall apart no matter how strong you are""Sometimes it is best to forget what you feel and remember what you deserve""Im going to smile like nothing is wrong, talk like everything is perfect, act like its all a dream, and pretend its not hurting me."
Good Morning All,
I intend to address your concerns so give me a bit of time and I will get to each of them.
My anxiety is usually set off by anticipating an event, going to the Drs., going out to lunch with friends I used to work with as I feel like a loser and so I cancel the luncheon date, attending an event where I feel out of place. I worry about how I look, how old I am and the list goes on.
I have never learned to accept me for who I am, I feel anxious about who I am not............beautiful, funny, articulate and smart. I know it is stupid thinking but I need lead time just to get ready to go out now days, to work on staying in the moment. I hate the AD meds as they have put the pounds on and people always feel they have the right to comment so I am already anxious and now someone just told me I used to be so young and thin........I feel like I am a big old dumpling so I hide at home.I could go on but that is the challenge for me right now.
Proud of you all for putting it down and now when we hear from a feww more, maybe we can categorize the fears that cause our anxiety and start working on solutions.
I am afraid to stay alone in the house at night if hubby is gone but when you own a doberman, you sleep like a baby. My cure for that anxiety provoking problem.
Chat room, anyone interested and if so we could set up a time.... toss me some ideas. I will be glad to discuss it with the other Mods, Lyn, Ak and Wen.
I am glad this thread is helping you identify your own issues as well as see that you are not alone. Some of the commonalities I see in the posts that set off anxiety are:Social and financial problemsHealth problems, diseases processesLack of Support from othersIsolationPoor Self EsteemStressful Family situations.There are many more listed but I would like to give others a chance to post and then maybe we can look at tackling some of these problems one at a time and see if we cannot learn how to deal with them.
Thanks to each of you. Nothing like a good brainstorming session to sort out issues.Take care each of youKitt
Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 2/27/2008 8:13:18 AM (GMT-7)
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Post Edited (Getting there) : 2/28/2008 9:16:53 PM (GMT-7)