Sorry to hear the A & P is coming at you. First of all debaser, stop............no anticipatory anxiety allowed. Well just a tiny bit, but let the thoughts in and then shoo them away. You are looking at a short span of time.
Think of it this way, your on a time limited trip and the end is in sight so don't let the anxiety over take you. You have worked hard and come far so stay in the moment. Get your work done today and then throw in your favorite CD's and sing while on the drive.
Use your meds if you need them. It is ok to give yourself permission to be kind to you.
'Tis the season to have anxiety! Remember to do your deep breathing exercises and muscle relaxation techniques. Be sure to ink in some private time for yourself on your schedule. Take a walk, watch a sunset, listen to music or watch a favorite DVD.
Here's to a stress free Christmas. May your Christmas lights work..... the first time. :)
Hey there my Friend,
I think there are a lot of people spinning in circles this time of year. I started to feel that old confused feeling yesterday too............like why am I feeling anxious, it is just Christmas..........but the feeling of being overwelmed was creeping in. I told myself to stop and quit the worrying......for goodness sake, Christmas comes every year and it should be a peaceful time, so I will make that happen for me.
I hope you can feel some peace through this holiday too.
Thank you and do set those goals and dream big, why not? If I did not have dreams or plans I would just fall back into the black hole.
You have come a long way my friend.
Hugs and Happy New Year 2008.
I think when you start to write you identify your own issues very well. Try not to compare last year's Christmas to this years. Remember I am the stay in the Moment lady. You can't go back and you only cause anxiety in trying to analyze the whys?
You know it is always ok to say, sorry I cannot attend the festivities at your home due to previous engagement.
Take care of you and FYI I never did figure out who Triviahub was............lol.
Keep on writing here as it is helpful to bare your soul to your Healing Well Family.
Hugs at ya
Rx: Abilify, Ambien CR, Ativan, Flexeril, Lamictal, Neurontin, Nexium, Requip, Ritalin ER
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important
than any other one thing.
Your Welcome Debaser and Merry Christmas to YOU.