I'm sure a lot has been said about negative thought replacement and CBT which is great. This is the foundation for what I'm about to tell you. However, I want to challenge every one of you to take a very important step in your recovery. This was the magic bullet for me after years and years of generalized anxiety with a great amount of health anxiety thrown in there. The key for me was sugar. I know, I know. Some of you have "tried" different diets etc and have failed or at least it didn't help much but I strongly believe with everything that's in me sugar is the catylist for anxiety in many people. It's very simple but yet it isn't. With sugar intake being #1, caffeine is #2. I challenge you to stop the sugar and caffeine in your life. That means limit carbs or anything that can turn to sugar. #3 is exercise. I'm totally convinced that if you truly want to be free and CBT didn't do the trick, this will. How serious are you guys? How bad do you really want to stop worrying? If this worry has ruined your life like it did mine then what do you have to loose? I went on a diabetic type of diet (which by the way, will make you healthier than ever) and my life has changed.
#1 Cut sugars out/limit carbs greatly - occasional fruit is ok in moderation
#2. Zero caffeine- Which is more important to you? Coffee in the morning or living life with anxiety?
#3. Exercise- 30 mins day. Walking briskly, stairs at work, jogging, anything that gets your heart rate up
Could it be this simple? For me it was. Do away with the stimulants and start living life again.