One of those days

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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 12/18/2007 6:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Last night seemed to have been the worst night in months, and I'm really seeing the effects today. Got the feeling something terrible is going to happen, and I'm not sure what that is but I know it will upset me some way or another.
I don't know what to do to take my mind off things. Yesterday I did all my christmas shopping and I had a brilliant day (Shopping is my 2nd fav. therapy tongue ) and still at night I got so run down about life and whats going on I couldn't sleep.
Trying to get over my insomnia I bought one of those dream catchers that are supposed to rid you of nightmares. I then got panicky thinking it was attracting nightmares and ripped it down sad .
I'm just hoping eveything will fall back into place soon so I can make sense of everything going on around me, seems the only place right now where I feel at home is College, and I'm finished for christmas so I'm lost at the moment.
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   Posted 12/18/2007 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I am Native Canadian and in every window in my home especially the bedrooms are the way of this home and it does help for me and my nightmares .......the web is supposed to keep them out not let them in hun so please do hang it back up
I promise it wont hurt you
'It may not keep 100% away but close to it

Seems like some Anticiapatory Anxiety going on with you .......Do you see a therapist or have you read up on this at all??

Let us know how you are doing

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   Posted 12/18/2007 12:55 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey Chelsea,

I think Lyn may have hit the nail on the head. A large portion of human anxiety is produced by anticipation of future events.

The best advice I can give you is to stay in the moment..........don't worry about the past, it is over and you cannot go backwards.  You can't worry about the future as you have no control over many things and the ones you can control you will make good decisions about when the time comes.

Stay in the moment where you are right now and if these anxious thoughts fleet through your mind, let them in and then let them right back out.  My fav expression is "Be Where Your Butt Is".

If your at the mall shopping then shop and not anticipate the what ifs.

You go girl, I know you can beat this and keep on posting.

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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 12/18/2007 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   

Ah girl, you have a case of what I call "the dreads" (not the hair kind!!) just a full-on feeling of fear and dread that something, anything, is going to happen and you won't be able to control it.  It's a pretty awful feeling and being away from your "safe place" of college won't help.  Um? Best ways I find to deal with this is to keep your mind occupied (that shopping sounds great tongue ) and try and surround yourself withthings that make you feel safe, comfy "at home", like pictures, books, music and films you love.  be kind to yourself and vent anytime you need!

On the dreamcatcher thing, don't freak.  I used to be terrified of all things that weren't in my life before panic and wouldn't have even been able to touch one when I was in my worst panic states.  i was scared of cats, beer cans and plastic forks for the longest time!! You did really good, trying new things.  Put the catcher back up if you want (I've got a couple myself Lyn - oh say 15!!) and let us know how you are going xxxx

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