Impending sense of doom

Back again with another post - I have so many questions and you all are so helpful. Do you ever feel like you're just waiting for something bad to happen? This has been happening to me a lot lately, where physically I will be fine, no anxiety symptoms, except for a feeling that something really bad is going to happen. I assume it's part of anxiety, but how should I go about stopping it? I feel like I'm just hanging on until the next panic attack...

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  • Hi Anxious2445, that's the part of anxiety that keeps the pilot light lit, feeling that something bad is going to happen. That anticipation brings on anxiety without even having anything tangible to worry about. The best thing you can do is keep your mind occupied the best you can since you seem to be feeling okay physically. Focus on the positive things in your life. Embrace the good moments and you will see that eventually the bad thoughts will be pushed aside.

  • Thank you so much. It's so nice to get advice and answers from people who actually deal with anxiety! I'm glad to know it's somewhat normal...I guess I will try to keep busy and optimistic. Hope you are doing well!

  • Anxious2445, what do you like to do when not with friends? Keeping busy and being optimistic are great starts but there will be those times where you just want to relax and chill. Those are the times that you may want to start going on YouTube and listening to some audio relaxation tapes for 10 min or so. It will allow you to relax but yet concentrate on something besides the negative thoughts. Good Luck dear x

  • I like to knit, which I can do while watching movies or listening to music. I found this is a great way for me to relax but still be doing something when I get restless and anxious. Sometimes I want nothing more than to relax but I can't settle down and this is where knitting helps me, as it gives me something to do with my hands. I also like to read, and watch movies, but when my anxiety is really bad I can't concentrate on those. I have a playlist of calming music that I listen to with my eyes closed when I start to feel on edge. I will try the audio relaxation tapes - thank you for the suggestion! And thank you as always for your time - I really appreciate your care and advice :-)

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