Need to work on my excessive worrying

Posted on: Mon, 09/02/2019 - 4:15pm
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This last weekend was the biggest lesson to me. I went into the weekend so over the top worried about going to some social functions. It gave me so much anxiety that I was afraid that I would have a panic attack. Well low and behold I got through the weekend just fine. Not one of the things that I was worried about happened. It made me look back and reflect that most things that I worry about never end up happening. I now know that I need to work on my worrying. Does anyone have any tips on how to keep calm and not worry?

Posted on: Tue, 09/03/2019 - 2:07pm
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Joined: 08/09/2019 - 15:38

i get it pixie, it's a big problem for me especially as of the past few months. i used to be a lot more laid back and then a lot went down in my life and its been tough so my worrying has started to spiral out of control to the point that i can't sleep at night. i'm trying hard to mellow out my thoughts and to shift my thinking when i start to worry. sometimes it works and sometimes it's challenging.

Posted on: Tue, 09/03/2019 - 2:30pm
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Pixie, the only thing that works for me is guided meditation and deep breathing. Guided meditation slows me down and helps me to re-direct my thinking. Once I end the meditation I feel like the worry has melted off and away. I'll be honest, those thoughts do creep back in but the meditation subsides them a lot.

Posted on: Wed, 09/18/2019 - 9:31am
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this is one of my biggest problems. i worry about worrying. i worry about things that aren't happening and probably never will. i try to get off the worry train but it's tough. ever since i went through trauma and my anxiety got really bad my worrying is awful. i would love to go back to who i was...worry free. where life is light.

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