Does anyone have daily fear or anxiety? - Anxiety Support

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Does anyone have daily fear or anxiety?

kama24
kama24

It is 3 years now since I reverted to the way I am now....which is not good. My anxiety, I call it fear, is constant from the time I open my eyes until about 8pm every day. I have tried every thing, CBT courses, relaxation therapy, books, medications, natural suggestions....all to no avail. Lately I'm even leery about going out alone, because "what if". I have to spend a week alone and am dreading it. The mindfulness thinking really makes sense and I am logical enough to know when I'm being illogical.....but I can shake the constant "fear or doom". My husbands says I will have to deal with it one day at a time. That is true, but I would really like to wake feeling happy and "alive". Do you think there is any hope?

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Yes, lots of hope if you turn all those “what ifs” into “So what?!” and face those fears instead of avoiding, suppressing or doing anything to stop yourself feeling the fear. Anxiety is a paradox. The more you try to feel better, the less you recover. The less you do to try to feel better, the more you recover. I don’t mean sitting at home waiting to feel differently because that won’t help. You do literally need to get out there and live your life like you don’t have anxiety and take all those negative thoughts and feelings with you. Doing normal stuff will eventually avert your focus outwards ( instead of inwards), gradually bring back those feelings of normality and loosen your grip on anxiety.

kama24
kama24 in reply to Beevee

I keep active with a local animal rescue & that does take up a lot of my time. I joined a "talk group" with other people who have dealt with issues like mine. I will do my utmost to diminish this horrible daily stress. Thank you for replying.

Beevee
Beevee in reply to kama24

Recovery is about developing a different attitude towards the symptoms you fear by learning to accept them and removing fear from the equation. It is fear that keeps the whole anxiety show going so if you learn to lose your fear by not respecting the symptoms, they will melt away. If any of the books you have read were written by Dr Claire Weekes, that is all you really need to recover, so long as you apply her teachings / principles in full by facing, accepting, floating past and letting time pass. I’m afraid it is no good hoping you will be cured simply by reading the book. Knowledge and practice will lead to recovery. You’ve already said you can observe yourself being irrational so that’s a very good plus point and a sign to me that you are already losing belief in those negative thoughts that pop into your head without invitation. They are just a symptom of anxiety with zero importance.

kama24
kama24 in reply to Beevee

Yes, I've read one book by Dr. Claire Weeks. A doctor once said to me "the mind is the most powerful organ in the body". How true that is. I will take it day by day.

Beevee
Beevee in reply to kama24

...and you have the power to choose how you respond to it. 😎

Same here for 2 years.

Pray hun

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