Christmas Anxiety

Hi All,

I would firstly like to wish everyone a merry Christmas and a healthy new year.

I had until this morning been doing reasonably well with anxiety and panic attacks. However, I have become very anxious about it being Christmas Day tomorrow. I am anxious about having to spend all day will relatives and am fearful of having a panic attack. I have also had some quite severe cold symptoms that have raised my anxiety. I do not know why the approach of Christmas day has had such an effect on me.

Does anyone know what this experience is like.

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  • Yes,yes yes...as probably does most of the wonderful people on here.....When anxious I,d didn,t like the feeling of having to do anything as we see it as pressure everything seems like a "responsibility". But we create that pressure by trying to "people please". Its not your job to please everyone, or to conform so that others don,t think bad of you..ITS THEIR PROBLEM......have a good day, consider others but you must consider yourself as well. Their is always a way to express what you would like on YOUR Christmas day. Don,t put the world on your shoulders, its not up to you whether others enjoy themselves. I used to feel the spotlight was always on me...it never was....I realise now I wasn,t that important!

    Go a little later/ leave a little earlier..ha ha......God Bless....it will all be over 24hrs from now..xxxx

  • Thanks... Have a great Christmas.

  • I will ..If YOU will...xxxxx

  • Hi. stde. Says it all. Have a good Christmas. Blessings. jonathan.

  • Many thanks

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