that i will let my bad mood make me snap at people and make me speak sharply- im sleep deprived at the moment and my fibro AND my AP are flaring up, and it makes me moody and insensitive, which i am totally aware of. i dont want to speak to anyone unkindly.
Today is the day to get your fears out and then you can celebrate you holiday without any major anxiety.........
My fear is weaning off the Cymbalta which I have started so if I start sounding whacked out................know I am ok just working through the weaning. I can do this. No Fear.
Now let's hear your fears today and then we can get back to the good life.
My biggest fear for the day? Well, once again something happened at work on Friday afternoon that will be in the back of my mind all weekend.
I may take one of my anxiety rescue drugs or try to muddle through. It's not to the severe point yet.
My greatest fear today is that I am just on that edge of a panic attack and my husband is on a 12 hour work shift today and my daughter is in MN visiting family so I am alone. Now, if I was SURE it was a panic attack brewing or exaggerated anxiety I would be fine as I am all too familiar with the out of the blue occurance of them. It is always that stinking thinking of worst scenerio that brings me down.
Hello my friend, it has been awhile and I am so glad you are joining us or the holidays as they can be very stressful if you don't prepare in advance.
I know you know yourself pretty well so I will just give you a few pointers to maybe help you out.
One way to change thought patterns is by limiting time spent thinking. Find a hobby or a distraction that you enjoy, preferably one that has a high degree of mental concentration. Painting and drawing are good examples. With both these activities, your mind is on the task at hand so you have very little time to picture or think about what causes you stress. The main point is to find something you enjoy that can be done for a long period of time. Kick the anticipatory anxiety to the curb and now you are save with us.
There will be members here all through the holidays feeling as you do.
Let's lift each other up.
Gentle Hugs and luvs to ya
Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*