Hey all! I’m new to this site and have already found comfort in reading the many responses from others who feel just like I do! I have felt all alone for quite some time now. I am 32, and have suffered with anxiety most my life. It has gotten worse after having my babies. Like most I have good days and bad days. Anyway on to my question. I have been trying to identify when I am able some of my triggers. I have noticed that when I am getting ready for the day, I get anxious as silly as that may sound. I hop in the shower feeling ok and then my subconscious gets the best of me and the next thing I know I am feeling dizzy and all out of sorts. So my question is any ideas how to better work through a known trigger? I have tried distracting myself, listening to music, talking to myself, making myself stick it out, giving in and getting out and not getting dressed for awhile. Oh and I’ve also tried repeating a mantra/affirmation over and over while I’m feeling that way. Which helped a little. I don’t know exactly why I get upset getting ready, other than I know that I always feel like I have to be in a big hurry.
Thank you so much for reading my lengthy post. I really appreciate it. I hope that today finds you in a positive relaxed state full of strength. Remember you are capable of great things!