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on: August 15, 2011, 12:34

hi rvd i was just wondering if you had some positive advice for someone who deals with anxiety as i am a sufferer myself and it has affected my social life and my confidence.i all started when i had a very bad panic attack last year and now i can't face the outside world anymore,and i am conpletely on my own with this as my own family give me no surpport.i just feel empthy inside,and i feel trapped also.so please can you lighten my darkness with some positive advice.thanks rvdgirl.(km89) p.s-love the new look for the site rvd)

Post Re: anxiety?
on: September 3, 2011, 19:15


Please excuse me for stepping in here.

I have dealt with issues of anxiety and esteem in the past. It is not an easy thing to overcome - but it CAN be overcome. If your family and friends can not support you in dealing with this, please find someone who will. This kind of habit often requires some help to break. If you can not afford - or do not trust - doctors and counselors... Find someone to listen and bounce ideas off of, at least. Maybe a trusted friend that you call regularly or go grocery shopping with, it doesn't even have to be a formal club or anything.

However the commitment to change, that is something that no one else can make for you. So you do have to be willing and able to look inside yourself, ask some tough questions and have the courage to answer those questions honestly. There are all kinds of easy do-it-at-home therapies out there these days. Some people find it helpful to keep a journal. Some people take up exercise routine or become artists or listen to music or change their diet - the foods that you eat can affect your body chemistry and also your mood, after all. Are you getting enough sleep? Are you staying hydrated? Are you low on any key vitamins? When was the last time you were hugged?

Please get hugged as soon as possible.

So whatever you do... Just do something. If you are truly ready for change - then start changing. Each person has their own path. The only way to find your own path is to start the journey, you know? One change at a time, it helps them feel less trapped, helps them examine the roots of their panic. Bear in mind the roots are not always just mental and emotional, there is nearly always a physical effect as well. This is why it can sometimes be hard to overcome the challenge - think of happiness as a muscle for a moment. You have to use it or lose it, yea? If you have been using the anxiety muscles instead... Then that is what's going to be stronger, right? It can take some time, to properly build up your resisitance and get switched over...

Lavendar scent is known to be a powerful anti-anxiety remedy. Citrus scent is considered a mood lifter. Dark chocolate - in moderation - is proven to make you happy. Perhaps keep these things handy, if they work for you.

And then go join or start a laugh club. Laughter really is the best medicine, sometimes.

Reading may also be of some use to you. Perhaps you will find experiences that you can relate to or insights that help you. There is no end of literature out there... Why People Don't Heal and How They Can by Dr. Caroline Myss has helped some people I know. *shrugs*

But then again, so have the websites of nothing but cute photos such as: http://cuteoverload.com/2011/01/01/top-ten-photos-of-2010/

Excuse me if any of this sounds harsh, by the way. That is not my intention. I am just concerned. Please keep taking care and feel free to speak to us here, if you want. I hope that you will find your way past this anxiety.


Courage & Peace

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Post Re: anxiety?
on: September 23, 2011, 17:23

I believe to beat depression is to change your view of life.
Over coming anxiety seems to call for the same recipe.

You'll have to change your perspectives of the world, I believe, to truly feel different.
This can be handled with drugs, in some cases, and can also be acheived with the right mental exercising.
I recommend professional help, but besides that, use thing as "energy changers" that you can count on to shift your mood. Calm Mountain has some great ideas. I wish you the best of luck, and I'm sorry if I wasn't extremely helpful, but you're going to have to read or listen to much advice, and then you'll pick out certain things from it that really reached you.
Some people seem to worry about everything to get through their day, and others seem to never worry.
I feel that this is in our natural "wiring" and is also a result of early-life conditioning.
Pick a role model. What would that person do? How would they behave or react?
Try to emmulate who or what you'd like to be seen as...and see what follows.

Thanks for the post and remember...it's all good.

Post Re: anxiety?
on: September 25, 2011, 00:28

Awwe, Calmmountain, I just wanted to say that I think it was so very sweet of you to take your time and energy to post all of that for Ms. km89 to help her. I just now read it all. Just one of the reasons I think you are so wonderful, and I look up to you so much. I hope I am not off my stump jumping in here on this topic, but I really wanted to say so.

And RVD, ditto goes for you too, sweets! We all know how busy you are.


Post Re: anxiety?
on: September 25, 2011, 17:22

thanks to everyone for their replies.i am starting to feel better by reading these replies,thank you all. kayleigh (km89)

Post Re: anxiety?
on: October 13, 2011, 19:18

Am glad to know it, Kayleigh-san. Hope that you continue on this path.

Halo-san... Meh. Thank you. I do appreciate your kind words but I don't feel that heroic or anything. The trouble with anxiety is that it tends to make people feel isolated and alone. And so the perhaps the most important step is to acknowledge that they are not alone, that the struggle affects many many people every single day. That is all I have tried to do here.

The rest... Like I said, each person has to figure out for themselves where their joy is and how to get there. It's not always easy. I pass along some simple and widely-known ideas... But there's no guarantee. Take what works for you and let the rest go. Such is life.

I am far more positive now than I once was but I am still searching for my path to joy, as well.

Courage & Peace

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