Good Morning Julie,
I have the "what if" syndrome too . I will talk myself into a stew and than the anxiety climbs.
Talking usually helps. Share your feelings with friends, family, on here are all good ways to work through the anxiety.
Relaxation techniques: Try deep breathing, muscle relaxation, visualization (imagining peaceful scenes), and/or listening to soothing music.
Realistic self-talk: While we can't always control what happens to us, we can always control what we say to ourselves. It's important to keep things in perspective. Talk to yourself in reasonable ways. Ask yourself "how likely is my fear?" Remind yourself that you have coped before during other challenging times. Don't just dwell on the negative but consciously look for things you can appreciate every day
Hey Panic Queen,
Great suggestion, now I have tried this and it hurts...........do you know where I might buy some nice soft, gentle rubber bands.
Love the rubberband idea lol..just thinking about it makes me laugh - so it's gotta be therapeutic -And Kitt - you are too funny lol