I like your theory and I am glad it works for you. I agree that anticipating about it makes the task seem huge but just doing it and if the anxiety shows up just deal with it. Usually when I get home, I think of what a dunce I am as I was just fine.
Thanks for the great advice.HugsKitt
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety, Panic & Depression *~*
Hey peaceful, I get what your saying...I have terrible anxiety/panic attacks with going into public places...grocery stores, malls, gas stations, going out to eat. But for me I dont calm myself by thinking of it as embracing the panic. I focus instead on my breathing, taking deep breaths slowly, and trying to concentrate in my mind of calmness. Not going into the panic attack but instead trying to keep control of my senses and awareness.
I often wear a ponytail holder on my wrist which I can snap if I start getting out of focus...the sting from the snap will sometimes brings my focus back from the panic. Sometimes it doesnt, just depends on the situation. Not too often will I have to break down and take a Xanax.
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I like that "you can't win"
My sister used to tell me, every time an attack comes say "Bring it on loser, I'll beat you down"
I used to laugh at that. I said it once out loud in my car and actually laughed out loud. My panic was pretty much gone with the laughing alone.Any time in life we resistant anything it gets worse. It's like they say, if you're hit by a car and you see it coming, you'll probably break all the bones in your body b/c you're expecting it. If you're hit by a car from behind, you'll prob not break any bones, b/c you never see it coming and your body was not bracing for it. The same rings true or the "hit" of an anxiety attack
Peacesoul, You are a remarkable lady and the Claire Weekes book is Pass Through Panic: Freeing Yourself from Anxiety and Fearby: Claire Weekes.
It is available from Amazon and I believe they have a fair amount of used ones for sale on their site now. If you click on Books under resource you will be connected to Amazon.com.
I sent you and email earlier today so I hope you received it and figured out who it was from
Keep on posting, you have a great way with words and explaining ideas to the members. You are family and we all love you.
PeaceSoul, you are SO right, we can't stop it, we can just laugh when it happens "oh here you are?!"
Keep up the fight brave soul.