Post Edited By Moderator (Green Grove) : 1/15/2009 8:24:29 PM (GMT-7)
Nothing helped me but finding the right medication. Not breathing exercises, not "going with the anxiety", not walking, not fresh air, not focusing on my work, not sleeping, not the support of my husband and son, or anything else. What relief when pdoc and I finally found a medication to zap my anxiety. Now my work causes me mild anxiety all the time so I try to take off four hours of vacation time every two week pay period. Gives me something to look forward to and I get plenty of vacation time each year. During my four hours I shop for me, grocery shop if a trip is due so that I don't have to go "on my own time", read, or nap.
Welcome to HealingWell and the A & P Forum. I am Kitt.
A combination of therapy and medications has helped me. Also to remember I have had anxiety for 26 years and I will always continue to keep on learning new ways to deal with it but my best way is to remember to stay in the moment.
When we are fully in the present moment our minds are focused on what we are doing and not frantically jumping from the past to the future.
When we are focused on the task at hand, we do things for the joy of doing them, and not because we expect anything in return for our action. When we do this, even small and seemingly insignificant things can become acts of joy and beauty.
It's really important for myself to be able to stay in the moment. I have found that by avoiding things like dwelling on past mistakes or worrying about the future I am usually able to get done what needs to get done when it needs to get done.
Again a warm welcome to you.
Anxiety 2007; IBS 2004; Chronic Hives 2002. Medications: Allegra, Zantac, Xanax, Darvocet.