I just answered this identical post in Depression.
My stubborn streak
I agree, staying busy, not letting it consume your every thought and keeping myself out of situations that I know could bring it on, like going to Walmart when it is really busy, or letting a crappy remark from a coworker ruin my day. I try to be like a duck and let it roll off of my back, easier said than done sometimes. I recently started Buspar and have been able to tolerate it and it is working pretty well.
You are probably right. I replace what stresses me with what does not. The Walmart example, if I have to go, I go early morning or later in the evening instead of Saturday mid day full swing busy. It never occurred to me that I was hiding from it, I looked at it more as rearranging my schedule to keep me happy.
Thanks for the insight.....
This might sound weird, but after ready Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert , I turned to meditation
Along with zoloft, meditating a few minutes every day reaaallllyyyy helps with the panick attacks
also i suggest you read eat, pray, love. its a novel but it gives greaaaat insight into meditating and finding your inner peace!
Congratulations to everyone for coming forward and sharing your thoughts and how you deal with your anxiety.
This is a great thread so please do keep on posting "what has helped you?"
Good Morning Everyone,
Hope you have a great Sunday. I have found that HealingWell and good friends have helped me through many tough times.
Also when I start to feel myself sliding backwards I start goal setting again. Try to establish a few manageable goals, then take small steps toward achieving them.
I keep a notebook on my desk and when I am in a bad place I write down my simplest goals so I will remember I need to keep moving.
Yes I even write down wash my hair, pay bills, make appointments, take a walk for 20 minutes..............if I don't accomplish all my goals I will allow myself to carry them over but only for so long.
Take care all,
Good Morning Bad,
You are normal for you :)How you perceive your own thoughts, behaviors and functioning can help determine what's normal for you.
Believe in yourself my friend.