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Dealing with Daily Anxiety: Seeking Guidance and Support

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Hello everyone,
Anxiety has been a constant presence in my life, and I'm sure many of you can relate. It's not always easy to cope with, and I'm seeking guidance and support. What strategies have you found effective in managing daily anxiety? Whether it's mindfulness techniques, therapy recommendations, or lifestyle changes, I'd love to hear your insights. Let's support each other on the journey to better mental health. Thanks in advance!
 

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I’ve had it my entire life. I’m in my 60s now. The only thing I can tell you is do whatever helps you. If it’s mindfulness, any type of meditation., etc. I find that when I exercise it really cuts down and I feel a lot better but I have to do it almost daily. I would say exercise helps me more than anything. Another thing I would suggest is to cut out or cut down on any form of caffeine, junk foods, sugar, especially. Those are inflammatory in nature, and will aggravate anxiety.
Another thing I do is virtual counseling about once every three weeks or so. I really like my counselor and she’s been very supportive. I don’t like putting all of this stress on my adult children and this is a great way to vent to somebody who can help. Sometimes I really need to talk to someone.
Try not to overthink things because that’s when I get higher levels of anxiety and depression. Staying active and busy is really really important! That way, I don’t overthink and think too much. Take one day at a time and enjoy each day! Enjoy the simple things and blessings of each day.
 

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I’ve had it my entire life. I’m in my 60s now. The only thing I can tell you is do whatever helps you. If it’s mindfulness, any type of meditation., etc. I find that when I exercise it really cuts down and I feel a lot better but I have to do it almost daily. I would say exercise helps me more than anything. Another thing I would suggest is to cut out or cut down on any form of caffeine, junk foods, sugar, especially. Those are inflammatory in nature, and will aggravate anxiety.
Another thing I do is virtual counseling about once every three weeks or so. I really like my counselor and she’s been very supportive. I don’t like putting all of this stress on my adult children and this is a great way to vent to somebody who can help. Sometimes I really need to talk to someone.
Try not to overthink things because that’s when I get higher levels of anxiety and depression. Staying active and busy is really really important! That way, I don’t overthink and think too much. Take one day at a time and enjoy each day! Enjoy the simple things and blessings of each day.
Thanks for your valuable input
 

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Hello everyone,
Anxiety has been a constant presence in my life, and I'm sure many of you can relate. It's not always easy to cope with, and I'm seeking guidance and support. What strategies have you found effective in managing daily anxiety? Whether it's mindfulness techniques, therapy recommendations, or lifestyle changes, I'd love to hear your insights. Let's support each other on the journey to better mental health. Thanks in advance!
Anxiety is subject to cause and effect as much as in physics. There must be a cause for there to be an affect, in this case it manifests as anxiety. There are many ways of dealing with it as there are people. We all come to different conclusions. You are unique! So whatever treatment you choose will be an individual choice. No one can really tell you what to do because it all comes down to how YOU think and feel.
First of all I suggest getting the book by Dr. Claire Weeks, 'Essential help for your Nerves' available on Amazon.
She suggests facing your fears, not running away from them, and accepting them without resistance. By resistance she means fighting and struggling with 'IT'. There is no monster out there waiting to devour you, it's all smoke and mirrors! But that is easy to say but difficult to do. I do understand how you feel, been there!
If you find something that helps you stick with it. 'Treatment hopping; does no good if we don't give any therapy a chance to work. Have you seen your GP? That is always the best place to begin and get reassurance it's all 'nerves'. Recovery is always possible no matter how long you have suffered.
 

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I’ve had it my entire life. I’m in my 60s now. The only thing I can tell you is do whatever helps you. If it’s mindfulness, any type of meditation., etc. I find that when I exercise it really cuts down and I feel a lot better but I have to do it almost daily. I would say exercise helps me more than anything. Another thing I would suggest is to cut out or cut down on any form of caffeine, junk foods, sugar, especially. Those are inflammatory in nature, and will aggravate anxiety.
Another thing I do is virtual counseling about once every three weeks or so. I really like my counselor and she’s been very supportive. I don’t like putting all of this stress on my adult children and this is a great way to vent to somebody who can help. Sometimes I really need to talk to someone.
Try not to overthink things because that’s when I get higher levels of anxiety and depression. Staying active and busy is really really important! That way, I don’t overthink and think too much. Take one day at a time and enjoy each day! Enjoy the simple things and blessings of each day.
I totally agree! Acceptance of all of this is the key!
 

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I have dealt with anxiety since age 30 and I'm 50 now... I still get anxiety today but not as I did back then..
I have better tools in the mind then I did back then... one of which is a remedy I learned from a Doctor at one of the anxiety classes I took...
It's staying in the anxiety provoking situation... No canceling plans because of your symptoms... In other words.. say you plan an event with a bunch
of people in a month from now... then a week before you begin to feel the symptoms show up... He explains to not cancel out.. Stay in it.. If you can't sleep.. well hey, no one ever died from being tired..

But once you begin to follow through on things that you normally would run from, you will see a major change in your life...
 

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Navigating daily anxiety can be quite challenging, and it's essential to seek guidance and support when needed. One valuable resource that I've found particularly helpful is online therapy counseling.
These review blogs provide comprehensive information about various online therapy platforms and the experiences of individuals who have used them to address anxiety and other mental health concerns. They offer insights into the quality of care, affordability, and the effectiveness of different online therapy services. One of the top information reach blog which I have found the name is TherapyEver.com
By reading these reviews, I was able to make an informed decision about the right online therapy platform for me. It's crucial to choose a service that aligns with your needs and preferences, as well as one that offers licensed professionals who can provide evidence-based strategies for managing anxiety.
If you're dealing with daily anxiety or have used online therapy and review blogs to find the right support, please share your experiences and insights. It can be a significant step in helping others on their journey to better mental well-being.
 

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As an ex counsellor I am not too keen on online therapy. Why? Because body language, facial expressions and general demeanour play a big part in therapy. Of course, online can help a lot if there is no face to face alternative. But being in the presence of someone who understands, having been there themselves, has no substitute.
That good Canadian website, 'anxietycentre.com' only employs counsellors who have suffered themselves. It is online, yes, but with that added advantage of them knowing what it's like. If one has not suffered the pain of anxiety it is difficult to empathise, and it becomes just theory. There are many good online counsellors who have been there, of course there are, but be circumspect in your choice. Find out more about them before committing to any therapy.
 

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As an ex counsellor I am not too keen on online therapy. Why? Because body language, facial expressions and general demeanour play a big part in therapy. Of course, online can help a lot if there is no face to face alternative. But being in the presence of someone who understands, having been there themselves, has no substitute.
That good Canadian website, 'anxietycentre.com' only employs counsellors who have suffered themselves. It is online, yes, but with that added advantage of them knowing what it's like. If one has not suffered the pain of anxiety it is difficult to empathise, and it becomes just theory. There are many good online counsellors who have been there, of course there are, but be circumspect in your choice. Find out more about them before committing to any therapy.
What about someone that you have been seeing in person and then they went to online?
 

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What about someone that you have been seeing in person and then they went to online?
I would say that's fine. Because the counsellor would have been able to assess how you are which can then be followed up online. When I say face to face is best I do understand that is not always possible, often because of the cost involved or the distance travelled. Just make sure they are qualified and belong to an appropriate organisation
In the UK anyone can set themselves up as a counsellor and with no real experience or training.
 
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