So, my last post was titled 'Moments of 'normal'', and in that post I spoke of how great I've been doing managing my anxiety and it's symptoms, which I am doing very, very well taming the lion, so to speak :)
But I seem to have an issue with getting myself all worked up and stressed with having a lot to do in a little bit of time. This happened to me a few weeks ago, I stretched myself too thin by taking on too much.
Well, ooops I did it again! My morning are pretty busy with exercise, taking the dog out, taking my Dad to work, having breakfast, bathing, and trying to get lunch made for my husband--which I cook from scratch most days. All this gets done in 3 hours. Then I had to go get gas, go to the post office, go to the grocery store, quick so I could get back home to...do the dishes from lunch, take the dog out again, get clothes out the dryer so I could put the ones in the washer in to dry, all in time to cook yet again for dinner.
Before I even left the house my muscle tension in my back and shoulders began it's relentless vice grip. Then on the drive to the store I felt like I could not breathe at all, which is a very scary feeling. I also got somewhat queasy. Every time I get those miserable physical symptoms I begin having the catastrophic images of what the most worst case scenario would be should I collapse in the store from not being able to breathe.
Yet, once again I was able to stop those thoughts fairly quickly. I would say the not being able to breathe incident lasted driving from one block to the next, which was pretty fast--although it seemed like an eternity. I sucked up any residual fear that was left and escorted myself into the grocery store like a big girl.
Does anyone have any advice on why I get so worked up to the point of anxiety and panic? I seem to also have a feeling of being overwhelmed. Do you think I should just wake up earlier so I can fit it all in better, and not feel rushed or short on time?
Thank You so much! :)