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Just breathe, it's not as bad as it seems <3

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Hey y'all, right now anxiety might be taking the wheel and driving extremely fast, but the truth of it is...is it's not real! It's and it isn't...! Idk about you, but you have to tell "bertha", that's what I call my anxiety, not today. You have to stop letting bertha drive...take control of it. Tell yourself that it's not real, it's a fake world...it's almost like a dream. But it's not....it's a living dream. Anyways, anxiety is a liar....idk about you, but Im gunna get out of this mess and you can too :)
 

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Thank you @Cirqueme for those nice and comforting words. It is true, we need to take back control of our life and tell the monster that is anxiety to step back. For some it’s easier said then done.
 

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Hey y'all, right now anxiety might be taking the wheel and driving extremely fast, but the truth of it is...is it's not real! It's and it isn't...! Idk about you, but you have to tell "bertha", that's what I call my anxiety, not today. You have to stop letting bertha drive...take control of it. Tell yourself that it's not real, it's a fake world...it's almost like a dream. But it's not....it's a living dream. Anyways, anxiety is a liar....idk about you, but Im gunna get out of this mess and you can too :)
its a living nightmare...not a living dream. but i get what your saying and positivity is a great thing!
 
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its a living nightmare...not a living dream. but i get what your saying and positivity is a great thing!
Yes ... and telling myself "just breath" doesn't just magically take it away. Although it's great that there are those of you that are so positive. I wonder what it might be like to only feel enough anxiety to the exent that you could just "think it away" instead of it being so deeply embedded in your thoughts, emotions, psyche, etc. in such an all consuming debilitating way that it is literally like your mind and body are your own worst enemy and inflicting pain on yourself nearly around the clock for days on end with no break to be that mentally and emotionally strong enough to just "think it away". Yes in theory that would be so nice to just "think it away" with some lovely thoughts. But that is not always the case for a lot of us chronic and severe sufferers, unfortunately.
 

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Yes ... and telling myself "just breath" doesn't just magically take it away. Although it's great that there are those of you that are so positive. I wonder what it might be like to only feel enough anxiety to the exent that you could just "think it away" instead of it being so deeply embedded in your thoughts, emotions, psyche, etc. in such an all consuming debilitating way that it is literally like your mind and body are your own worst enemy and inflicting pain on yourself nearly around the clock for days on end with no break to be that mentally and emotionally strong enough to just "think it away". Yes in theory that would be so nice to just "think it away" with some lovely thoughts. But that is not always the case for a lot of us chronic and severe sufferers, unfortunately.
I suppose with constant “training” and conditioning of your thought patterns it would be possible to “think it away”. This needs a lot of time and conditioning however. It can’t be done overnight, but it’s a reachable goal I think. Even for severe cases.
 

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Yes ... and telling myself "just breath" doesn't just magically take it away. Although it's great that there are those of you that are so positive. I wonder what it might be like to only feel enough anxiety to the exent that you could just "think it away" instead of it being so deeply embedded in your thoughts, emotions, psyche, etc. in such an all consuming debilitating way that it is literally like your mind and body are your own worst enemy and inflicting pain on yourself nearly around the clock for days on end with no break to be that mentally and emotionally strong enough to just "think it away". Yes in theory that would be so nice to just "think it away" with some lovely thoughts. But that is not always the case for a lot of us chronic and severe sufferers, unfortunately.
Hi sierra. I have to agree with you. I spent years in a CBT group and unfortunately many members had such severe anxiety (including me) that this "thinking it away" therapy worked minimally well for us. It reminds me of hearing the "thoughts and prayers" response after losing a loved one. Just doesn't cut it. I still haven't found a steady solution for chronic, severe anxiety. I suffer daily from the moment I wake up until I try to go to sleep. However, I have been able to structure my days to help minimize how debilitating anxiety can be for me. This forum has also really helped me.
 

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Thank you for this. Sometimes stumbling across posts like these let me realize I might be falling down into the spiral of anxiety again. :)
 

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Thank you for this. Sometimes stumbling across posts like these let me realize I might be falling down into the spiral of anxiety again. :)
That’s easily done, getting lost again. I’m always thinking that if you are able to identify this yourself, than you might be able to divert it from getting really bad again. :)
 
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