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Offline Lily120

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To anyone who feels stuck with anxiety...
« on: January 08, 2014, 03:18:28 AM »
Earlier today, I was in a lot of pain as a result of my GAD-related anxiety. I felt trapped and unsure of what to do, overwhelmed by pain and loneliness.

Now, I feel loads better and much more clear-minded. Most of all, I don't feel stuck anymore. My anxiety isn't cured, but I feel like I'm here and I can deal with what comes my way.

At first, when I was feeling terrible, I told myself, "I'm feeling anxious and that's okay," but I didn't believe what I was saying to myself, and it didn't change how I felt in that moment. I thought it was a useless exercise. But as the minutes passed, I started to feel more present and less anxious. I began to engage with the world again.

Looking back, I realize I had to give in to get through. Fighting my anxiety didn't work, trying to solve it didn't work. Ultimately, I had to try to accept that which caused me pain, my anxiety. And even though I could only do that for a split second, it was enough to move me past the stuck feeling.

I hope this helps someone else feel the kind of relief I have felt.
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Re: To anyone who feels stuck with anxiety...
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2014, 05:26:53 AM »
Congrats!  :happy0151:

This is definitely the way to get through psychological issues in my opinion. The more you fight it, the more problems occur. The sooner people realize this, the less damage is done I think. There is no method to "cure" negatively evaluated emotions.

Unfortunately, people inadvertently create huge problems for themselves when they try to get rid of difficult feelings. If a person can recognize the importance of Acceptance early in life, things will go SO much smoother for them.

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Re: To anyone who feels stuck with anxiety...
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2014, 03:52:43 PM »
Thank you Lily, that was a breath of fresh air to read :)
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Re: To anyone who feels stuck with anxiety...
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2014, 04:49:13 PM »
I'm really glad you were able to do that :) I am also learning a similar technique. Wishing you all the best  :)
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Re: To anyone who feels stuck with anxiety...
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2014, 03:10:08 AM »
Thanks for the replies! I'm wishing the best for you all, too :)

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Re: To anyone who feels stuck with anxiety...
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2014, 03:21:05 AM »
What you resist persists :)
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