Slowing down and thinking about the present moment is a good way to stop your thoughts from spinning out of control. Learning to slow down is integral to interrupting anxiety before it can build to a full blown attack.When you're feeling anxious, ask yourself, "Where am I? What am I doing? What day is today? What am I wearing? What color are the walls?" Though they might sound like silly questions, asking them forces the mind to stop and answer each question, which in turn can distract you from the trigger of the anxiety.
Coming here and posting, putting your thoughts down in writing is always good therapy too. Remember you are welcome to vent and share your feels as we all know where you are coming from.
I take medications and I quit worrying about the need to be on meds and accept it as part of what I must do to keep on living life and surviving. I want to enjoy the good times which I do most of the time.
Gentle hugs to you my friend,
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