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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 8/5/2008 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
As you all may I havn't been having a great time controlling the anxiety lately. I have been reading your posts n I feel bad because alot of ppl seem to have genuine probs they I trying to overcome. My ownly problem is the OCD worrying bout everything all the time if i didn't worry I wouldn't have a problem. Neways I wanted to make a list of the things I kno help so I can do more of them this wk.
1. Get as much sleep as i need.
2. Dont runaway from any tasks, (remember how good it feels to complete it).
3. Enjoy the company of my friends.
4. Exercise.
5. Eat properly.
6. Remember to take meds.
7. Stop using my anxiety as an excuse to give up on things.
Hopefully if I do these things my anxiety n general depression wil begin to fade.
These are some of my long term goals I'l try n keep people posted on how I get on with these.
1. Take sometime out to just be myself.
Enjoy the company of my friends and be happy to jus chill with but at the same time realise I will need to go for a walk by myself sometimes.
2. Keep my life moving forward.
Learn to drive, keep fit, start repaying some of my university debts.
3. Keep a diary of my moods n life.
Hopefully it will help balance my moods abit n remind me how even the worst mood or anxiety attack is temporary n willl fade eventually. It'l be intresting never kept a diary before.
Lately Ive been feeling my life is really going newher n Im just stagnating here, Ive also had alot of trouble jus relaxing with my friends, I hate crowded places n when thers a big group of us I always feel the need to jus go chill somwher quiet. I think every1 is thinking Ive been abit boring lately alot of ppl have told me I really dont seem myself n Im not. I feel down all the time. like permanently down. Im becoming more withdrawn into myself everyday. My thoughts are really hazy and disorientated my attention span is pretty short. All clear signs Im going through a bad patch. Its hard to put a positive spin on things even tho I do have things to look forward too and I dont have ne real problems that I cant solve. I dont know where to go from here in my life or where I want to go.
Neways Im determined not tolet anxiety ruin my life, n im gona try n make the most of the place my life is in now and do what I can to improve it.  :-)  
Sorry for the little rant jus wanted to get it out the system you know.  

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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 8/5/2008 11:41 AM (GMT -6)   
All your goals sound positive and achievable but remember not to beat yourself up. These things take time, a lot of time, to resolve and it is frequently a '2 steps forward, 1 step back' graduation. I admire your resolve.
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   Posted 8/5/2008 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks for posting the list of things that help anxiety................
hugs, Caren 

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   Posted 8/5/2008 11:23 PM (GMT -6)   


How wonderful! What an inspiring thread :-) :-)

We all need to remember the things that will make us feel better (especially when we hide under our covers in the morning). I know that exercise will make me feel so much better..and chocolate before bed probably wont!

nono Now what is this you are saying about "only" having OCD? It's not just an "only"! You have problems to overcome as well, and you have the positive attitude to list it out. I say kudos to you badfish.



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   Posted 8/5/2008 11:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I think your just at a point where you need a new inspiration. Your probably bored, stuck dont know where to find a new sense of direction, and when that happens syptoms arise i dunno why, ive just noticed the same goes for me. But yeh definatly write things down and keep positive!! i reckon maybe u should take up some things you enjoy if you dont know what it is, find out!! hang in there

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   Posted 8/6/2008 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   

Thanks for the responses every1 Ive had a gud day today first in awhile. Ive started my diary, Im planning any changes ina gradual way n wont do nething til after 26th August. Im going to use the tie in between to make my life as stable as possible in some cases that I will hopefully have a base to build from.

Scatterd last time i tried to this i took 10 paces forward then collasped so Im plannin to take things v.slow I know to get disheartened at athe failures and to savour the victories.

Emz I think your rite on alot of wht u said, I do need a need a hobby, me n my friend are thinking bout creating a 5-aside football team (soccer for u americans) if we can find the ppl it should be alot of fun.

Meg Chocolate is always good whtever the time of day.

One last thing before the anxiety hit me really bad I used to have a fastastic memory n I used to memorise stuff for fun. Unfortunately due toa mixture of anxiety, drinking to much and jus getting my memory got alot poorer these days. Neways i decided to start memorising stuff again as a form of brain training. Neways I surprised my self my memoring the old testament in an hour guess my memory coming back after all. I m gonna memorise all the states in America tomorrow. Altho ther is no real purpose in doing it is wonderful distraction technique as my naturally obessesing will b obsessing over something completely insignificant instead of something terrifying. (thts the theory neways). smurf

p.s I really want some chocolate now


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   Posted 8/6/2008 8:05 PM (GMT -6)   


Got one for you as one of our physicians always made us have her do this when we would have to call her in the middle of the night about one of her patients................ If she could do it she was awake. eyes

Memorize the alphabet backwards. Give yourself plenty of time............ yeah    yeah     yeah     yeah

Kitt   :)

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   Posted 8/8/2008 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Too easy skitt I spend half my life filing it took me 15mins lol.

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   Posted 8/8/2008 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   


Have you tried the games................ You can play for free and test your memory too................

Hugs my friend
Kitt  :-)

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