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The importance of remembering?

I wonder if it's wise to remember feeling good? There are moments where I'm stuck not feeling right and I get glimpses of when the times were good. For example, I went to a festival of flowers event not too long before I started spiraling and it's almost as if I can feel and relive the Feeling of normalcy and relaxation. It gives me Hope.

Is it safe to do that? To cling on to hope in this way? I believe it worked for me my last attack three years ago.

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Oh yes girl! Think about it everytime you have a fearful thought! Philippians 4:8 reminds us, "Finally brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things." We are not meant to dwell on the negative. Let's try it today! Let's think only about what is good and replace any little worry or doubt about how we feel with "I can handle this, these are just feelings, and I will feel good again soon." And, yes, think about your happy place! You can go there again. We have so much to be thankful for and a lot to look forward to. What anxiety??

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Thank you for being supportive =) Did you have a positive day and outcome today? Claire Weekes says don't dismay on minor setbacks, look at it as an opportunity to perfect her teachings. I had a little setback last night but I'm not dwelling on it though I acknowledge it!

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Good for you! I did have a good day, although a little too good, since I didn't experience enough symptoms & didn't have a chance to implement my strategy of optimism! I do have some symptoms, though, there's definitely a nervous feeling in my stomach, and when I walked my dog, I felt that familiar exhausted out of breath way and had quite a few skipped heart beats, when I stand, I'm more light-headed than usual, but in spite of these, it's been a good day. As you know, I'm trying not to have what-if thoughts, but I did have a couple. The good thing is I noticed right when I did. One was "what if these skipped beats get worse..." And the other was when my husband had called me and said he'd worked it out with my son that we would meet him and his wife's family up in the mountains for the weekend. My 1st thought was "I don't know, what if I have one of my nighttime panic attacks. How far is the nearest hospital?" Oh boy.

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That's great news actually! Even the little moments of discomfort will make you stronger if you work through it which seems like you did. I can relate to the thinking of needing a hospital nearby. Sigh. I had been thinking strongly about visiting my mom in California but the moment I do I start to think that I have all my Drs, Therapist and such here and what if over there it's different where nobody has knowledge of what I'm going through therefore it's unsafe there. Haha sounds pretty ridiculous right? Pull out of yourself and you can see how irrational these things can get. So you go and have your weekend out with the family. Get out of your mind, shut off the negative chatter. I'm learning how to live outside my mind in the world and less in my thoughts. I managed work today and it wasn't a place where I could try out your suggestion because I was too focused on work, felt good. But I'll definitely try it =)

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I like this....but were it that simple,you really would go mad if you didn't remember the good days and yes,cry a little,crying is good too.

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I intend to unleash my tears tomorrow on my therapist =) I need a good break down of crying.

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Clarita83, I think it is important to remember who we were before Anxiety hit. Those memories, that person is still inside of you. The strength of that person is who will get you out of this. If it worked once for you, it will work again until you are no longer sliding back and then it will be that strength that will carry you to your goal forever. x Stay Positive

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Perfect sense. You're very good at putting things into perspective which means a lot considering you've come out on top with your anxiety struggle. =)

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