So I had a dentist appointment today. I had been avoiding dentists all together due to a bad experience but decided I’d go out of my way and dare through it. So I sat in the chair for over an hour and a half. My heart tried to race but in my mind I had decided I would stay there no matter what. I feel worse at home by myself with no one to help every day... So i made it and can’t wait to do something out of the ordinary tomorrow. I won’t let anxiety or my health conditions win. My mother used to always point out the adorable elderly ladies at the airport with their oxygen tanks without a care in the world, just ready to enjoy their time left!
I panicked but survived: So I had a dentist... - Anxiety Support
Fantastic!! You've found a method to deal with your anxiety and win!!! If you keep trying things out, don't quit just because it doesn't work in 1 place or 1 experience. You will win again on the next try or the next because you've established a winning pattern already. Technically, it's called desensitization. and it DEFINITELY works.Hugs, Love, and Blessings...
Thanks Bonnie! I was agoraphobic for 6 months in 2017 and I overcame it by taking little steps daily. I would put myself in the most uncomfortable situations & hated every minute of it but it paid off. Fast forward to now I’m going through some health issues and found myself in bed for most of the day again except when my babies are home from school . My son asked me why I’m never happy and that motivated me to get my butt back out there!! I’m fighting this with all my might!!