That last 15% is hard for get rid of. I want to know what normal feels like. For me its also seasonal. I dont get bad winter depression like I did years ago, I get some just because I dont like the 6 months of life/living everyday changes winter brings. Winter is a big hassle, but better than hurricanes and widespread fire- thus, Im not moving. My anxiety will certainly increase from lack of daylight, and like clockwork, its slowly knocking at my door this last few weeks losing 2-3 min of daylight each day.
This used to be really bad for the decades I had lyme (from that forum), and I learned many ways to help with the nastyness of anxiety thru natural health and supplements. Lyme magnifies whats already wrong with your body , in addition to its own symptoms, becoming a complete body illness. What is does to the nervous system and possibly of developing autoimmune issues is what the lasting affect is all about
in "chronic lyme".
Ive helped many people on that forum deal with this, but dealing with it and eliminating it are different. Ive come so close but the last remainder may (will) require a different approach than suppliments that only go so far and might create their own issues.
There are many "Anxiety programs" online, and most seem like scams. They ask for your e-mail and your bombarded. Anyone know of anything good in that department?
I'm the type of introvert who can only handle so much on my plate. I need physical and mental space. Yes, I joke that I'm a space Cadette lol!
Ive dumbed down my job choices to simplify my life, job boredom is not good, but is better than stress and unachievable modern deadlines. I have many hands on hobbies/interests which is both good and bad. With moderation it keeps my mind happy doing things I love, but I get get so much going on sometimes that I'll make my own anziety.
As far as relationships, anxiety and my space requirements kills it. I find the constant effort, maintenance, and extra cost required equals more daily anxiety, so its just not worth the effort for me. Its easier for me to just be alone which kind of sucks but thats the honest truth (wish it wasn't). I can easily entertain myself easily for free, just go outside or get lost in my shop projects (simple, logical, down to earth, "crazy skills/ engineer", introvert here).... with anxiety.
Its funny how the better you get from a chronic condition (lyme), the more 100% normal you still crave. Its like 80-90% well is not good enough anymore.
thanks for any thoughts/ideas. Ive only been on this side on the forum a few times.
Post Edited (astroman) : 9/20/2020 9:16:35 PM (GMT-6)