Co-Moderator Anxiety/Panic Disorders
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I am in no way a medical professional, any advice given is purely on an amateur level.
Please seek professional advice from your doctor.
Dx: Agoraphobia, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Barrett's Esophagus, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Essential Tremors, Fibromyalgia, I.B.S., Mitral Valve Prolapse, Narcolepsy, PTSD, Restless Leg Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Sleep Apnea
Rx: Abilify, Flexeril, Lamictal, Neurontin, Nexium, Requip, Ritalin LA, Rozerem, Valium
“People have two ears and one mouth for a reason; you need to listen twice as much as you talk.”
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I agree with Wen, Congratulations on your exceptance..............your on your way.
Throw away all the negative talk about how you won't make it and think positive. Do not let others tell you what you can and cannot accomplish. Reach for the stars.
Learn to take it one day at a time. Instead of worrying about how you will get through the rest of the week or coming month, or your move to NYC try to focus on today. Each day can provide us with different opportunities to learn new things and that includes learning how to deal with your problems. Focus on the present and stop trying to predict what may happen next week. Next week will take care of itself. It will all come togehter for you much smoother in small doses.
Instead of focusing on doom, stay in the moment. Give yourself breathing space. Consider what matters to you. Establish a few manageable goals, then take small steps toward achieving them.
You can do this, just let it happen. I wish you peace and happiness.
Congratulations! What wonderful news that you've been accepted!
I agree with others who've said this is your decision to make. It's nerve-wracking, wondering whether you can do something so new, but you're the best judge of that, not your parents, nor us here on the forum. Going for a visit could give you some clearer and more concrete information as you decide as well.
I think it's fabulous just that you've taken the step to apply to graduate schools, that you've done something toward achieving that dream. No matter what you decide to do next, you've won over the anxiety for this task! Bravo!
By the way, one thing that is pretty certain is that the school that accepted you thinks you're capable of succeeding in their program. That's something most graduate programs consider (or try to) when deciding whom to admit. So keep that in mind as you decide as well.
Post Edited (Honey Bee) : 4/18/2008 4:57:16 AM (GMT-6)
I'm just checking in with you to see how you are doing? Have you made the decision yet of what you are going to do? I sure hope you plan to go to school because as Peacesoul asked, do you want to wonder all your life about having regrets if you don't go. When you get the time, please let us know how things are going with you.
Good Morning to you and I am so proud of the great responses you have received from our great members. I am wondering how your doing and wanted to check in to see if your ok.
Remember we are all just here to support you and share our experiences but you must do what feels right for you and do it because you want it. I always tell my friends that are looking at changing jobs, give it a try and if it does not work out then it is okay to change your mind and move on. Yes, stay in the moment.Make an effort to stay focused on what's happening now. What do you see, hear, and smell? How do you feel? Truly be 'present' in the moment! That will help you keep the anxiety down.
Keep working with it and you will reach your goals. Let us hear how you are, we care.Hugs