(Closed) How do you deal with anxiety?

posted 9 years ago in Emotional
Post # 17
453 posts
Helper bee

I really feel for you because I suffer with anxiety terribly for many years it has gotten much better than I was when i was a child tho! I read a book called ‘how to stop worrying and start living’ it really helped you should deffo get it!

also i just talk to my best friend and SO when i feel anxious and that helps too is there anybody you could talk to when you are feeling like this? and talk to the bee too we will be here to help anytime of day or night :] *hugs* for you xx

Post # 18
9129 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Anything to get my mind off of whatever thought is causing the anxiety.  I call friends and family to talk (some are go-to people that know when I need to talk myself out of a panic attack.)  I also sing along with the radio, drink tea, etc…  I found that consistently exercising every day makes the biggest difference for me.  I also have a script for Xanax but I only take it as a last resort or if I am woken up from sleep with a panic attack because I am usually too tired to rationalize the situation enough to calm down.

Post # 19
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@VioletSky:  +1

Praying does wonders. That, and a pedicure.

Post # 20
318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

For starters – big hugs to you lady!  I suffer from anxiety from time to time…and it seems like the wedding has brought it out more in me than ever before.

Like other bees have suggested – take a deep breath.  Or several.  🙂 

If you have pets take a few moments to pet or play with them.  Its hard not to smile when you have a drooly lab sitting at your feet waiting to fetch a ball.  Or a kitty crouched up and ready to pounce on a toy. 

If I’m having a particularly anxiety filled day, I will hit the gym and bust my butt.  I always feel better after getting some of that nervous energy out.  Or I’ll clean my house.  It feels good to accomplish something and once again gets that nervous energy out. 

Give a call or shoot a text to a good friend or family member (or several).  Make sure its someone who is pretty level headed and won’t cause you more anxiety. 

Post # 21
11226 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@theone99:  Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit that just gave ME anxiety. Honestly? I’d probably take the original mechanic to court with the second one as an expert witness. I hate telling people to sue, but what he did was very dangerous.

Post # 22
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

writing works, but i find that everyone has somethign that ‘grounds’ them… for me it is my Fiance, he can hold me and help melt it away or my nieces. They are a lovely distraction that can help calm me at times.

Post # 23
692 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Iowa

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@theone99:  I would be PISSED. Don’t place any blame on yourself though. You’re thinking ‘if I wouldn’t have done a favor for my friends this wouldn’tve happened”. Its definetly not YOUR fault for doing a good deed for a friend! The mechanic is 100% to blame for this!

If you can take some sort of legal action against the mechanic I would.

As far as anxiety… this might sound totally dumb lol, but I will talk it out in the car when I’m driving. So basically I would pretend I am bitching that mechanic out! Get it off your chest. Go totally off the wall knowing you’re the only one that can hear it. Sounds dumb but it helps me out!!

Post # 24
6109 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

My mom has general anxiety disorder.  It has really messed up her ability to enjoy her life, and her relationships with her adult daughters.  It’s really sad and she’s not doing anything about it but blaming everyone else.

If any of you are this bad, I really really hope you seek help for it.

Post # 26
267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I sleep, pray, go for walks with my dog and try to do a hard workout so I can’t think. I also have xanax to take if I’m starting to feel a full-on panic attack, but try not to take it.

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