Welcome to HW, I hope we can help you out here. Are you worried about not being able to go on the trip or are you worried about everything surrounding the trip?
I often get into a panic when I have to go on a trip, will I get sick? Will I panic? Will I be a pain in the backside?! I find what helps for me is to write down a list of everything that could go wrong (and I mean everything!) and then write a list about how likely it is to happen.
Often when we get things down on paper it gives us a better perspective of the reality of the situation. Try and focus on the fun you will have, not the fear of anything going wrong. You deserve a break.
I hope you and your husband have a wonderful trip away. Please let us know how you are going and ask any questions you need. We are here to support.
I don't think I have said my welcome to you yet. It's lovely to have you on the boards, and thank you for sharing your story and your hope. If you like please start a thread introducing yourself if you haven't yet - I have swiss cheese brain!)
Hi there Janiel and Welcome to HW
'Worrying' and 'What ifs'...aaaargh...my best subject...something I am really good at especially before we go on vacation..but you know what..it's never as bad as I anticipate..and what's more I usually end up having a great time away which sounds like something you and your husband both deserve and need just now..Do you have meds for anxiety? Even 'natural' remedies can help take the edge off things and help you relax and rest up while you are away.
The dreaded "what if's"...
If I had a cure I would share it with you. Try and stay rational (hard I know)..but the worst rarely happens, don't let your negative thinking ruin what should be a wonderful time for you and your husband. Have you ever talked to a doctor about this? There is help with this kind of "stinkin thinkin" as we call it. Let us know how you are going.
Many prayers for you, try and keep away from those negative thoughts. I'm just crossing all my fingers and toes that you have a wonderful vacation.
Welcome Janiel and Fayre,
This is Kitt and I have just returned from vacation.........I made it and I know you will too. I got a bit anxious today, just getting all organized but I practiced staying in the moment and try to kick the stinkin thinkin to the curb so I can have a good time.......I set may expectations at medium so I don't come home feeling like I should have had more................I had a good time. I pray you will too.
Again welcome to both of you,
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
Keeping busy is a great way to keep the negative thoughts at bay. I write so many lists (maybe a few too many!) but it feels so good to cross things off and bin them. Phew! I hope you have a wonderful time..let us know how it all goes now k?!