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Sunshine29
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   Posted 2/11/2010 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Evening All,
  
    I haven't updated in some time. I've been feeling pretty well, much better than I was during the summer months, especially now being back to work (teacher).
I actually enjoy going to work, keeps my mind busy at all times and Im around my friends (teachers that Ive known for 10 yrs). The thing that has been giving me some anxiety lately is when Im off from work. It's like i don't know what to do with myself and it makes me anxious to be idle. Im single, have a small family, and live alone. My friend asked me to watch her dog starting tomorrow for 9 days...Im getting anxious about that too! Does anyone else feel as if they need to be busy and on a schedule to keep their anxiety in check? Also, Im not sleeping well at all...which is the icing on the cake.
 
Please respond.
Sunshine
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Xanax only if i really can't sleep.

bigbear
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   Posted 2/11/2010 11:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I used to feel that way for sure. Like they say an idle mind is the devils workshop and I think they meant anxiety when they said the devil. Thankfully learning the cbt coping skills has changed all that for me, but this was absolutely the case for me prior to that mad

Sunshine29
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   Posted 2/12/2010 5:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Is CBT just a way of talking to yourself in a rational way?

Nanners
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   Posted 2/12/2010 7:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Sunshine, I know exactly what you mean. I have Crohns Disease also, so I already need to keep myself on a schedule to keep my tummy quiet. So when I am off work for more than the weekend if I don't have something planned, I will go right into anxiety mode everytime. In fact, this is my biggest anxiety problem right now. What I have been doing is taking my Xanax on those times I think it might try to act up, and so far so good. Just wanted to let you know you are not alone. Hugs!
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bigbear
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   Posted 10/25/2010 1:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Sunshine29 said...
Is CBT just a way of talking to yourself in a rational way?


Pretty much and it gives you tools that help you learn how to do this yeah

charlisa
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   Posted 10/28/2010 6:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I work in the schools too (an SLP) and when I'm home, to guard against anxiety, I will try to follow a routine (like at a job!) A sort of time schedule for activities: calling friends/exercise/planning meal/prepping clothes for the next day/reading... it does help. Seems if I zone out in front of the TV, that's always bad news for my mood.

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   Posted 10/29/2010 8:32 AM (GMT -7)   

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is based on the idea that our thoughts
cause our feelings and behaviors, not external things, like people, situations,
and events. The benefit of this fact is that we can change the way we think to
feel / act better even if the situation does not change.


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trn450
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   Posted 10/29/2010 4:04 PM (GMT -7)   
My AP/Chem is worse on the weekends and when I don't have much going on. It's pretty annoying because that's when I should be relaxing. It got to the point I didn't like to be home alone ever.

I've had some major success with my PA/Anxiety with CBT and really making sure I eat sufficient calories and from good quality foods. I mean, I got to the point where I would become anxious over MANY things. So, I haven't tried to challenge everything at once. But, some of the stuff that sets me off the worst, and when I'm freaking out (health anxiety really gets me going) I try as hard as I possibly can to not let it change the way I go through my day. It's horribly difficult, but when I win and I went on with life it's very exciting to me and over time it's started to get better (probably as a result?).

bigbear
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   Posted 2/7/2011 1:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Good job trn450. Isn't it amazing how adjusting the way we think can have such a big effect on how we feel? For the longest time I kept thinking all my anxiety would eventually come flooding back but I can honestly say I am feeling better all the time tongue
I still counter my thoughts in the TEA forms most everyday and they have not only kept me sane but really have turned around my life.

bigbear
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   Posted 9/4/2013 5:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hope you are still doing well trn450 :)

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 9/4/2013 9:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi BB and welcome back:)

A lot of new members/turnover has happened since you have been here.

I don't believe we are still hearing from trn450...but stick around and meet some new friends.:)

I hope you are doing well.

Scaredy Cat
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Merrida
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   Posted 9/5/2013 7:14 AM (GMT -7)   
I've noticed that I get the same way, and I put earplugs in when my therapist brought up the notion that I need drama to survive.

Then thinking back I realized how through school, college, lots of things, I would procrastinate to essentially create a sense of "drama" because I thrived in that environment.

As much as I hate to admit it, I still partake.

Some people notice they're fine all work week but when weekends come or vacations, that's when they get sick. Somehow, I do believe there's some of us that when we keep busy and hurried, it keeps us focused on things other than the self, so we're happy.

It's when things slow down and we have time to think,....we over-do the thinking part.

I am in the same boat as I am learning ways to not do this so I don't feel the need to panic when things are calm. I think some of us thrive in the rough waters. It's a challenge to move out of that, but it can be done with persistence.


Merrida

bigbear
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   Posted 2/6/2014 5:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Scaredy Cat :)

Thanks for the update. Always good to have new members. I am doing great and hope you are too. I always have the best of intentions as far as checking back in here but get busy and put it off... Plus I am not receiving my reply notifications all the time anymore and I need reminders lol!

Take care and I hope your new year is off to a great start!
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