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Having a hard few days 😢

Lately I’ve been having such a hard time dealing with depression and anxiety! I ask myself over and over again, could these thoughts and feelings really be caused by this? Fogged memory, weakness, always tired, head pressure, chest pain, body aches, confusion, heart racing, scared to drive, random dizzy spells 😢 I feel a lone! And to be honest I don’t think anyone understands. Everyday before my shift starts I sit in my truck thinking of ways to get out of going to work, I’m having such a hard time being around people I don’t know and half the time I have a hard time being around people I do know. The only time I feel somewhat safe is when I’m at home.

I really need someone to talk too, am I alone?

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You are not alone in here. We all get it and many of us suffer the same way. It is hard to open up to others. Most people don't get it and then in trying to be helpful they say not helpful or plain hurtful things.

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Feels like the last 3 days have been really hard for me to cope. I’m trying my hardest not to think about it much, but I feel that’s when I think about it the most. Really hope this passes

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I see that you've been in this room a while. I feel like you already know what your coping strategies are. Focus on them. Take a step back for self reflection and self care. You can get through this time too.

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You’re never alone. Be gentle with yourself and have compassion for yourself but don’t become a victim of yourself. This struggle is getting you closer to wisdom if you let it. Does beating yourself up for feeling this way do any good? Nope. Go inside and ask where this pain stems from. Then send it healing energy and forgiveness and allow it to be. Give it permission to exist. It’s a sad, scared kid that needs wisdom and direction. Pain is there to MOVE us and if we ignore the signal to change because we fear change, the monster will roar louder. This is a strange concept but respect the pain. See it as a teacher. Just like if you cut your finger chopping celery, you find it keeps you from doing further damage. This is my new tactic. Respect the pain, see how it wants me to continue to grow. The human mind snaps and says “stay where you are, don’t change, stay safe, push the pain away and fear the pain and personalize the pain” which is so complex and exactly the wrong thing to do. Be flexible, go with the current of change, be willing to take what seems like a loss because something bigger and better is in store for you.

It’s a balance, be compassionate toward yourself and also strong enough to feel the pain and not run to a distraction. A change is coming. We can fear it or welcome it. Embrace change and the pain will lessen greatly. Avoid change and the pain will keep forcing itself upon you.

Cheri Huber’s books are pure gold and I highly recommend them because they’re so accessible and easy to grasp when you’re really struggling.

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Wow. That was beautiful and very wise.

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I don’t even know what to say about this message you posted “beautiful” thank you so much for taking the time to read and respond! It means the world to me! I know what I have to do, but fear tells me I can’t or won’t. And guess what “ I don’t” I need to let go and that’s the hardest part. Wanting so bad to feel like I once did consumes my inner thoughts 24/7

Thank you again!! ❤️

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Oh by no means, you sound the way I can be. Remember to take slow breaths , to the count of 4, in through your nose out through your mouth when the anxiety starts, it's very helpful. I'm here for you. Love, peace, light, joy & hugs!

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Thank you! It means a lot having you guys post on my thread

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I'm here for you! I wish for you a day filled with love, peace, light & joy! Dump trucks of hugs for you!

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Thank you! Your the sweetest ❤️ same to you as well! Loves of laughter and great big hugs!

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See now how kind you are, thank you so much! Make it shine uniquediamond! Love, peace, light, joy & hugs!

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❤️

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Start listening to Dr Wayne Dyer on you tube first, get back to me if you need advice. ie message me. Ray

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I’ll check him out, thank you.

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You are NOT ALONE . I feel the same way as you , but it does get better , I am much better at coping now . But at times it does get too much and I feel like I’m back to the start again and can’t get better !

If you ever need someone to talk to please don’t hesitate to send me a message .

Best wishes and positive vibes

Remember , you are not alone

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Thank you so much cam! I definitely needed to hear all these post. And if you ever need someone to talk too I’m here as well

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I definitely suffered with anxiety in exactly the same ways you do. I'd say if at my worst I was 10/10 anxiety ridden, I'm at about 2/10 now. There's hope - you can be normal again, I promise.

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Thank you so much for that! I try to keep high hopes that one day I can look in the mirror and be happy within myself

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I totally understand how you feel & it is crazy to think that anxiety can cause all the symptoms you described! It truly isn’t any fun but remember these symptoms do go away and you are able to get through this :) hang in there

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Remember this too shall pass

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Thank you so much!! I truly appreciate all the support and help, the thoughts kick in and it makes think are these thoughts I’m having real. I really hope this passes so I can be who I used to be

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It will pass :)

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❤️ thank you ❤️

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