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How do you deal with anxiety?
#1
Hi guys.

I would like to know how people deal with anxiety and ways they have found that helps relieve it?

At the moment for me it's going on along drive.
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#2
not very well
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#3
artyboy Wrote:Hi guys.

I would like to know how people deal with anxiety and ways they have found that helps relieve it?

At the moment for me it's going on along drive.

Is driving a major source of your anxiety? For me it is mostly social anxiety and worrying about things (that I cannot control). In 2014 I was into some things like smoking cigarettes, pot and was also working a stressful job. I also like coffee.... Well to shorten the story I had a panic attack start up on the way back on a long drive, which got much worse when I got home. So bad that I at the time thought I was having a heart attack and ended up in the ER where they found absolutely nothing wrong with me. So that leads me to this...well first I'd like to hear more about your anxiety if you would like to share that but here's what I went through and how I (try) to deal with mine.

One for those who don't have anxiety problem I will point out that it isn't just a matter of feeling worried all the time. There's a long long list of things that anxiety can effect...basically the entire body.

So after my panic attack deal and thousands in medical bills (I didn't have insurance at the time) the doctors had me try several medications which led to nasty side effects that I didn't like. One of the medications made me vomit and diarrhea...pretty sure that was serotonin syndrome or whatever the case was...wasn't about to continue taking it, even after the nurse at the doctor's office claimed I had another panic attack (horse shit). So I tried Zoloft for a while, didn't have serious side effects but I basically became next to emotionless... I wasn't sad, but I wasn't happy...I didn't have anxiety, hooray right? Well it basically turned me into a zombie, I didn't like what it was doing to me as a person.

So I stopped medications, had enough of it and figured the only way that would work if anything at all was to see a therapist and at the time I only had a $5 copay because I didn't have insurance at the time. Results will vary just as they do with medications, but I found it to be helpful. I also found Dale Carnegie's books to be helpful as well.

Here's ultimate what seemed to work for me. It was actively thinking about how I thought about things and how they made me feel. In other words I would have to pay close attention to what I thought and how I thought about things that would make me worry about something or stress over things.

Now driving is kind of a catch 22 because you don't exactly want to have aroma therapy candles going and get too relaxed....




Forgive me for my stupid sense of humor...

Anyway, dealing with anxiety is different for everyone as the root causes are always different. I'm not dumping on medications entirely, they do have their purpose and some people inevitably need them but I feel for most of us we should look at them like stepping stones and should be on them but for limited amount of time.
Chickity China, the Chinese chicken
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#4
1) Trying not to procrastinate. The more things are put off the worse the anxiety gets so it's better in the long run just to deal with whatever it is that you're anxious about now.
2) Look back at past experiences. Did they all end as badly as you thought they would?
3) Take a long deep breath. Sounds simple but sometimes it helps.
4) This probably goes against professional advice, but nowadays when I'm anxious or worried about something and it's not my fault or someone else's issue I try to get myself angry. Or fired up. Whatever. For me it's about turning around the feeling of being nervous and small to being confident and fired up. Sounds easier said than done but it can be done.
5) Avoid alcohol. Yes alcohol can make you feel good for a short time but afterwards it acts as a depressant and can make things feel so much worse.
6) Blow stuff up on a video game.
7) Go for a meal with friends. Laugh as much as possible.
#5
porn .. joke ... nah .. just playing video games really.. listening to music and doing stuff that i like to do like walking cooking, exercising reading books sometimes youtubing.. all these are very therapeutic for me .. anxiety is what you get when you leave your mind to work on its own ..
#6
I would venture to guess that online proclivities tend to exacerbate the situation.

Go out and see the world.
#7
knickerbuck Wrote:porn .. joke ... nah .. just playing video games really.. listening to music and doing stuff that i like to do like walking cooking, exercising reading books sometimes youtubing.. all these are very therapeutic for me .. anxiety is what you get when you leave your mind to work on its own ..

They say an idle mind is the devil's workshop...

Not that I'm bringing up religion but rather the point that being bored often lets your mind to go to some darker places.
Chickity China, the Chinese chicken
You have a drumstick and your brain stops tickin'


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#8
Say "hi" to a neighbor. Go all out and ask them about the weather or something. It's your dime....
#9
axle2152 Wrote:They say an idle mind is the devil's workshop...

I love your avi. Were you nude from the chest down? (Hurt me.)
#10
Personally, for me: yoga, spirituality, daily exercise, and following a vegan lifestyle helps a lot!
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