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Re: Learning from Anxiety
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2014, 11:26:59 AM »
This is a very insightful post. I agree with all of it.

I learned all of this myself several years ago, but life loves to throw curveballs, and I am again in the throws of anxiety. The waters are murky for me, as I have some genuine health problems, but I know I need to stop my compulsive behavior eventually to get back on top, as it won't help me either way.

Nicely said.
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Re: Learning from Anxiety
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2014, 10:34:28 AM »
Bumping yet again.

Sometimes I steer clear of this forum because some posts and topics can trigger anxiety in me -- but I'm so glad when I stop in and find a gem like this thread.

ShawnW, thank you for being so open about your battles and so clear about your solutions. I agree with all of them and have found all of them to be helpful.

It truly is a fight, and we need good weapons. You can't fight when you're curled up into a little ball, literally or metaphorically. Think about what weapons will help you, and obtain them for yourself.

For me, in addition to others' suggestions: journaling (to lay out in writing WHY I am feeling anxious and my plan to address those concerns); breathing exercises to calm me (I use Dr. Weil's breathing pattern), and distraction.

I am a Catholic ... I hold tight to St. Padre Pio's admonition to "pray, hope, and don't worry." Also, Jesus' many reminders to "be not afraid," and the Psalm that says, "The Lord is my light and my salvation; of whom should I be afraid?" And the verse from Philippians about focusing on what is good, right, and true, and the peace of Christ will be with you.
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Re: Learning from Anxiety
« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2014, 12:21:58 PM »
Thanks everyone for your kind words.  Today I just want to be a part of the solution. 
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My insight, thoughts, experiences or advice that may be posted in this forum are not meant as a substitution for the advice of your physician.

Want to know how to address your anxiety?
http://www.anxietyzone.com/index.php/topic,93402.msg521266.html#msg521266

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Re: Learning from Anxiety
« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2014, 09:32:34 PM »
Great post!
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You don't have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.

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Re: Learning from Anxiety
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2014, 01:06:47 PM »
Very good, thanks
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