I had a bit of an epiphany yesterday evening. I was trying to think of what changed from the old somewhat anxiety free me to the constantly anxious person I am now. The old me was constantly thinking about
the world around me. Sometimes planning ahead for exciting events, dreaming about
how good my life was going to be, or reflecting on good times that had happened in the past. But ever since my first panic attack, I've been convinced there must be some physical ailment hiding in my body somewhere. Now, rather than focusing my thoughts outward, I'm constantly directing them inward, thinking about
how I'm feeling. Am I dizzy? Lightheaded? Does my head hurt? Am I thinking clearly? Do I feel any symptoms that could be pointing to something serious?
I've noticed, like I'm sure most of you have, that when I'm working on a project or giving my full attention to something else, my anxiety tends to diminish.
Does anyone have similar experiences? Any tips on how to keep an active mind off all those scary thoughts?