worrying is spiraling out of control

Posted on: Fri, 10/11/2019 - 1:02pm
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before i had regular amounts of worry like i think most people around me do. i would worry about money, work, and family when things would happen. but now i feel like my worrying has totally spiraled out of control. any one little thing that's wrong with my health and i think it's the end of the world. i never used to be this person. i've worried about things that never happened and most likely never would, i worry about silly small things, and i seem to be worried more than i'm content. it keeps getting worse and worse as each week goes by and i don't know how to get it in control. i feel like if i don't do something about it, it'll cause health issues because i'm this ball of constant stress. i feel so trapped and so lost.

Posted on: Mon, 10/14/2019 - 1:12pm
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hey lydia, i get where you're coming from. when my dad died, i feel like my world got turned upside down and after that i became such a worrier which i'd never been before in my life. i'm a pretty chill guy and always had been. but i had to get it under control quickly bc i knew that if it kept going it would get a ton worse. i would do a lot of self talk and talk myself out of my worry. i would also train my mind to get rid of those thoughts and shift focus onto something good. also i started running last week and i swear by it. feels like everything melts off and away. can't even seem to worry when i'm done.

Posted on: Wed, 10/16/2019 - 11:31am
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Hi Lydia, anxiety seems to spike up worrying significantly. When I feel anxious my worrying is totally exacerbated and trying to calm myself from thinking about that worrying seems to make it worse in the moment. Sometimes I allow myself to have those thoughts but then I wrangle them in. I also meditate every day. When I sit down and meditate it helps me to not only clear my thoughts but it helps me to calm my worrying. I am able to approach things differently when I meditate. I highly recommend it if you are willing and wanting to try it.

Posted on: Thu, 10/24/2019 - 12:01pm
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That's a really good idea Millie, thank you. i'm going to give meditation a try. i've heard so many good things about it but i've never tried it. i think this is a good of time as any.

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