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   Posted 5/20/2008 6:07 AM (GMT -6)   
its weird i notice i have less anxiety if i do little things, if i clean before i go to bed again, like waking up and the house is a mess instant anxiety, clothes all over the bathroom floor , which with my kids i can clean and 10 minutes later it looks bad again, i hate clutter but we live in a small house so i try to keep it down. but my husband keeps bringing more in, if i go certain places it triggers anxiety, too much on my plate, such as work, its like your family thinks your supper mom and you can do 10 things at once, which sometimes i think we can, which of course triggers a attention disorder and lack of memory where we put stuff are if we did that already. share your triggers tongue

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   Posted 5/20/2008 6:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Great idea for a thread!  One of my triggers are my two youngest kids (13 and 15) arguing all the time.  I just can't deal with it and part of that is because of all that I have gone through with my 15 year old son.  He has put this family through **** and back and used to beat on her.  He still is very dominating towards her and needs watching over, so I have to keep a close eye on him at all times. 
Another trigger for me are surprises - I have to know what's going to happen at all times, I can't stand when something is "sprung" on me - I think it's because of the unknown that goes with it.
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   Posted 5/20/2008 7:08 AM (GMT -6)   
i don't like things sprung on me either, i like to be in aware of everything before i go into it, if not i am out of my comfort zone like my husband is outgoing and i am withdrawn always have been, i'll talk to people when i feel comfortable around them, i hate this about myself i wish i was more not afraid of putting myself out there

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   Posted 5/20/2008 8:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I think that one of the hardest things is the fear of the unknown. If we could only 'go with the flow' so to speak, I think we would have that mastered. Or take matters one thing at a time. I guess practice would be the word and to realize that the Lord doesn't give us more than we can actually handle. I know it sounds easier than it is. But I really feel that is the key to it all.

I hope that things get better for you and that you can learn to relax in these situations.

Luv and hugs, Karen
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   Posted 5/20/2008 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   

Good Morning Everyone,

One of my triggers is doctor's appointments.  I seem to be at the clinic far more than I want to be.  Knowing I have a appointment the next day starts triggering me the day before.  I know it is going to be ok, but it is a very uncomfortable feeling and the dread of feeling the anxiety.

Solution..........never go to clinic  ????????

yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah nono nono


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