Just wanted to give a brief explanation on how I managed my recovery. It took about 5
years after I graduated from high school to mostly become comfortable inside my own
thought processes. Dealing with my social phobia ( a continuous journey) helped to get to
the root of my anxiety. Also, realizing that just because I thought something negative about
myself, my thinking, did not make it true. Though a counter intuitive under taking at the time,
I forced myself to replace thoughts of "crazy" with thoughts of "your okay", "thats a normal thought"
etc. It took a long time for me to change my thought patterns and buy into this sense of normalacy.
My ackwardness socialy still makes me nervous, but I chalk it up to the issue itself, not to thinking
that there is something inherintly wrong with me. My thinking was, I put these thoughts into
my head, and I can also change them. Whenever I hear someone talk about the power of the
mind, I smile and think, if only they knew. I took myself to hell and back. I view my psyche as a
flexible, changable thing, rather then feeling as if I am stuck with the some unchangable label.
Thank you for replying to my earlier post.