As of now, my anxiety has gotten to the point where whenever I think of something upsetting or troubling in my life, my heart rate will increase to the maximum (not sure if it's tachycardia or not). It's really worrying me because I haven't felt like this before. And it's all down to negative thinking.
The problem is, I'm not really the "happy go-lucky" type so I find it hard to try positive thinking because I'm more introverted and less social like. However, I feel I've relied on it too much and need a balance of positive and negative thinking because I feel like I'm now at a risk of a heart attack if I continue this thinking. I've also been surrounded by sarcastic people who say things that upset me and cause my anxiety to kick in. It's gotten to the point where I can't enjoy my life anymore. Nothing cheers me up and because of that, I'm now afraid my chances of dying from a heart attack are greater!
I'm a 21 year old male btw. I've suffered from depersonalization/derealization lately as well which I think might be a contributing factor. So how can I help myself before it's too late? Thanks.