Rachel, start when you feel comfortable doing it. I was thinking about
you today while I was at therapy. The comment that you said you're weak.
Weakness is when one lives in denial and never tries. You do neither. You're not weak. You're broken and need to be fixed. Being broken is not a weakness at all.
If a dr told you she/he had a wonder drug that if you took you would feel AWESOME every day forever, I'm sure you would take it.
This is how you have to view lifestyle changes. Coffee, too much sugar, smoking, bad food etc contribute to anxiety, so if you knew by stopping these and eating a clean diet can eliminate anxiety, you would do it.
I know it's tough. I had to change my whole diet 14 yrs ago. I had to stop drinking tea. I was drinking 6 a day. BANG, one day I had to stop, I had to stop many foods and lose weight and start to exercise. I didn't do it all in one day, It took me a full yr to change, but my anxiety/depression and fears went away by 90%. I also went from a size 14 to a size 3.
My anxiety is back now b/c I have lupus.lyme, so I'm adjusting again to a different diet and exercise plan. I also had to quit smoking after 30 yrs.
It's been 4 months since I quit and I wonder why I took so long to stop b/c I feel so much better.
We need to do what we need to do to feel better. The "wonder drugs" and magic pills all come from us and our hard work.
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