'Overthinking alert'..nothing has happened yet.. relax a little - try and enjoy what you have just now. Whatever will be - will be..and you Will cope no matter what happens because you have great survival skills as you have proven by being so much better these days eh?
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Xx Sometimes we all have to go a little crazy just to stay sane xX
You are not alone..'over thinking' is my middle name sometimes...sheesh..It's kinda like a bad habit really - a bit like biting your nails..eewwww lol.
Take good care.
You are totally describing me, too! My life is a series of WHAT IF'S. This is something I have been working on with my therapist for a very long time... it's just so hard to stop thinking that way. I hope we can both overcome this and start being "Oh Well's" instead of "What If's".
Most of my worries are financial ones, too- and my husband has lost a job 3 times; I just lost mine after 18 years at the same place (starting a new one tomorrow). I get so tired of people saying that "money can't buy happiness"- true, it can't buy happiness, but it can certainly help you sleep better at night! I don't want to go through life with the fears I have, but I feel my financial fears are justified (I used to have a health fear, but finally realized that there was no basis to this fear). Why can't we just hit the lottery??!! LOL
This is the first time I have posted here . I have suffered from severe Anxiety and Panic Disorder for many years. about 5 of those years we have to add agoraphobia to the mix. My anxiety got so bad I couldn't leave the house for anything. I was only 19 when it hit and felt the same way everyone that deals with it does....why me....why can't I have a normal life....will it ever end etc. I am sure most people have figured out that it is a vicious circle, the more you worry about having a different life the more anxiety you have. I went of the meds on my own several years ago. I got a job working 2 days a week in a situation where I could leave if I needed to. Little by little as my confidence grew things started to improve. I always started with small victories and if I didn't do something I wanted to I told myself it was ok. Eventually after many months I changed jobs to a full time position, I have been with the compnay now for 9 years and while I still have my days for the most part I know what it is and have learned some little tricks that help. The one thing I remember during my years of misery is how very alone I felt. I think this site is wonderful and I am there anytime for anyone that just needs to talk.