Co-Moderator, Anxiety and Panic Forum
OK my friend, we have to get you out of the pit and you are not able to go home yet so we have to work with getting you through this time frame. Do try the online CBT.
Reducing anxiety in our daily lives is not hard to do once we know how. In our fast paced and stress filled world, anxiety has become a normal part of life. In small amounts, anxiety keeps us alert and out of danger, sparks us to action, and helps us to live a long and more fruitful life. When anxiety becomes so severe that it limits our functions and cripples us from living a normal life, we need to start thinking about reducing anxiety.
Call a friend when feelings of anxiousness or fear arise. A friend is not a replacement for professional help when needed, but a friend can be there to listen when you are having a bad day. Sometimes letting off a little steam can help relive tension and anxiety. Venting here is a good way but change those negatives to positives. Reword you negative comments...............you are not a failure and you never will be.
I know your Father is having tests but this is a treatable disease so do not let yourself get into anticipatory anxiety.
Stay in that moment.
Share a laugh. Nothing breaks the tension like laughing. If you walk around feeling miserable, you will be miserable, but if you laugh life seems better. So if you are down, watch a funny movie or TV show to laugh.
Know your personal limits. One of the chief causes of anxiety is when a person takes on more than he can handle. Know your limits as to what you can do and how much you can do. It will go a long way in reducing anxiety in life.
Let us help you and get back out of the anxiety cycle and know you are a good person.........Tell yourself so everyday.
Morning my Dear Friend.............
I rated in the high range on both areas too but I was not surprised.................. you are never alone and I am glad you started to work the online CBT, it will help you get through until you get back home.
Gentle Hugs to you Ben,