Post # 1
I try breathing, thinking about something else, being logical etc. I constantly worry about what other people are thinking or saying about me. I have quite a few things going on at the moment that are causing me a lot of stress (mainly money related). I just don’t know how to deal with it all and I’m losing the plot.
Post # 3
Listen to a happy song. Go for a walk. Do some intense cardio for the endorphin happiness. Those are my fixes. Oh, and I always read positive quotes to make myself feel better 🙂
Post # 4
Xanax. And music (usually country). For some reason, cranking up music and belting it out helps me.
If you’re constantly worried about what other people are thinking/saying, that isn’t anxiety (though it’s causing some anxiety). If you have the opportunity to go to therapy, I think it would be beneficial for you.
Post # 5
I have general anxiety disorder (but really who doesn’t these days… ha!) I have emergency xanax in case of a full blown panic attack but never take them.
The only things that help me with my anxiety are:
Exercise – Every day! It helps keep the constant low grade anxiety away. It also helps in the moment if you are feeling stressed… it burns off all the adrenaline.
Chamomile Tea- A cup or two of that and my worries melt away.
Above all just keep reminding yourself that everyone makes mistakes. No one is perfect, so don’t beat yourself up if you think you’ve made a mistake. People forget, and probably aren’t thinking anything bad about you at all. *Hugs* Just breathe!
Post # 6
If I am at home, I smoke it if I got it. WAY less toxic that prescription drugs!
Post # 7
I write. A LOT. As mentioned before, music usually helps too.
Post # 8
Thank you for your suggestions.
On the weekend my FI and I moved my friends interstate (about 12 hours, my FI owns his own removalist company) for mates rates. The truck broke down half way home and we got a truck mechanic to look at it. His initial diagnosis was $3000, so we made our way home and kept the truck about 6 hours from us. The mechanic called today and told us it’s more like $10,000 worth of engine damage. I feel guilty cause it was my friends we were moving, angry cause my friends only care about the contents in the truck (it’s fully locked in a shed 24/7 and it was only going into storage anyway) and that a favour for a friend is going to cost us so so much money 🙁
I feel like I have a knot in my chest that won’t go away.
Post # 9
Dancing. And I’m not really coordinated but turning up some fun music and letting it go tends to help. Xanax also does wonders but I haven’t used it for a year now.
Post # 10
@theone99: Sounds like the truck breaking down would’ve happened regardless, it just happened to happen when he was moving items for friends… maybe its better this way than if he had been moving something for a paying customer who could’ve been serioulsy mad?
Post # 11
@josina: he had the truck serviced as he always does before long distance moves. The mechanic didn’t replace the engine oil so we basically drove the whole way with no oil in the engine. The truck didn’t give any warning signs at all, it’s not very old and was running perfectly until we noticed smoke. The mechanic is refusing to be liable for anything because he claims he put oil in, but the truck mechanic said the damage can only be caused by lack of oil. Nothing was dripping, it was bone dry.
Bloody sucks 🙁
Post # 12
Don’t know if you’re religious, but praying helps me alot. Meditation is also a great way to clear your head.
Post # 14
I work out like a fiend when my anxiety levels are high. I also have a prescription for ativan and I’m not afraid to use it! Bottle of wine will do it, too.
Post # 15
Music, long walk alone, read or shop (this can be extrememly dangerous! haha). I’m on Xanax as well, which helps slightly.
Post # 16
Whenever I feel a little overwhelmed, and like life has just dumped a little too much trash on my yard, I remind myself that I have all the time I need, that no one’s really watching anyway and that now is the perfect time to take myself out for a massage.