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CassandraLee
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   Posted 1/13/2011 8:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there. I'm sorry for the simple question, but you 2 always talk about "staying in the moment." Currently I'm here having a panic attack (yes, and I'm still posting here in depression) because I know I am overwhelmed. I spent a lot of my day dealing with bill collectors and calling places on my own trying to make new arrangements.

Does "staying in the moment" mean thinking: "Okay, I've done everything I can do for tonight." Let it go and take another look at it tomorrow? ...Because I'm trying this at the moment (on top of 1/2 a Xanax) and it's not working yet.

Thanks,
Cass

getting by
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   Posted 1/13/2011 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh yes, that is what it means. Or whenever I can deal with it. It gives you the freedom to live your life the way you naturally would if the problem wasn't there. If you have deadlines to meet, then you deal with that. When the time comes. Take some deep breaths. In through the nose, out through the mouth. It is called smelling the roses and blowing out the candles. Do that about 20 times. This will slow your breathing and heartrate down and you will feel less fear of the anxiety attack. I hope that this helps. Remember you have anxiety, it does not have you.

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theHTreturns...
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   Posted 1/13/2011 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I DO THAT TOO. I CALL IT IN AND OUT. JAMIE. PANIC ATTACKS SUCK CASS, KNOW THAT I UNDERSTAND. HERE 4 YA.
SCHIZO-AFFECTIVE DISORDER, EMOTIONALLY UNSTABLE PERSONALITY DISORDER, BORDERLINE TYPE -AXIS 2 , BI-POLAR AFFECTIVE DISORDER AXIS 1

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Lululiya
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   Posted 1/14/2011 2:19 AM (GMT -6)   
That's it and it works wonders. I also like to remind myself that no matter how crappy I feel at the time, "an hour from now I'll feel better". I apply that to everything, really. When my anxiety first started, I told myself "by Christmas I'll be better". LOL no deal, but still it helps calm me down at the time. :)
“The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.”

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   Posted 1/14/2011 2:36 AM (GMT -6)   
GOOD, ME AS WELL. ONE DAY AT A TIME IS MY MOTTO. CHEERS, WITH COMPASSION, JAMIE
SCHIZO-AFFECTIVE DISORDER, EMOTIONALLY UNSTABLE PERSONALITY DISORDER, BORDERLINE TYPE -AXIS 2 , BI-POLAR AFFECTIVE DISORDER AXIS 1

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CassandraLee
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   Posted 1/16/2011 9:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guys for all your help and responses. This is definitely a challenging one for me!

Cass

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   Posted 1/17/2011 6:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Cass,
 
Here I am wink ! Your on the right track so keep putting one foot in front of the other.
One of the fastest ways--possibly the only way--to engage the brain in changing any behaviour or emotion is to stay in the present moment. Being present means being fully engaged in the moment with all your senses attuned to the here and now. You are neither dreaming of the future nor regretting the past. You are in the moment.

And, being increasingly present to our everyday life is one of the least mentioned yet most beneficial outcomes of therapy. Staying in the moment is important for peace of mind.

Now that you have spent your time dealing with your problems and it is evening let go of the scary thoughts and just "be where your butt is" as we used to say at work.  I used to sit in meetings and worry about the next one.  I would leave the meeting not remembering what was talked about..............so stay completely in the moment and do not worry about tommorow  as there is nothing you can do about it until it arrives.

Remember you are a work in progress Cass and know we are here for you.

Gentle Hugs,

Kitt


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   Posted 1/17/2011 8:16 PM (GMT -6)   
we are all W.I.P. !!!!!!!!!!!!!! HANG IN THERE, KNOW THAT WE CARE CASS. with compassion, jamie.
SCHIZO-AFFECTIVE DISORDER, EMOTIONALLY UNSTABLE PERSONALITY DISORDER, BORDERLINE TYPE -AXIS 2 , BI-POLAR AFFECTIVE DISORDER AXIS 1

REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.
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