I absolutely agree with this. We have to allow ourselves to feel bad, and be gentle with ourselves through it. I would even take it a step further - accept it, and educate yourself on it. Educate yourself on anxiety and depression, and what happens in your body during high anxiety - it's very freeing to be able to say, 'I'm not crazy. My body just thinks it's in danger and just released a bunch of crap chemicals into my bloodstream, and that's why I feel this way. ' And then let your body process it naturally. Trying to deny it only makes it worse because it makes it scarier.My psychologist has been talking about “acceptance” he said the more you accept these negatives feelings and thoughts, the less they will come. What do you guys think about that
I do the same thing. We know that the anxiety isn't "reasonable" or "realistic" based on what's going on around us. Today, I woke up scared and shaking. In my own bed, in a safe home, in a safe place...there is nothing bad happening to me right now. But it still happened. I can tell myself it isn't real, but it IS real - the anxiety is real, and it has to be acknowledged and dealt with.Really encouraging !! But sometimes i wonder when i talk myself out like i try to reason myself and say that its absurd dwelling about this. Is it considered as denying ? Am i better not reasoning myself and just let it be then ?
Both for me. My body goes nuts, and my thoughts race. Sometimes it just feels LOUD in there and I want to hit my head against a wall to make it stop.(I don't recommend doing that lol).
That's actually some good news, even though it's bad news! You know what it is, so you can stop worrying about it and treat it. You know, getting your digestive issues sorted out will actually help with the anxiety. Most of your body's seratonin is produced in your gut, not your brain. It's a vicious cycle - anxiety causes GERD and other problems, and GERD causes anxiety. You will hopefully start to see improvement in both now!So I figured out what's going on with me..I have gastritis, inflammation of the stomach lining, this is causing me to not get a full breath due to my diaphragm being compromised..My anxiety is making it worse as always especially when I have GI issues...I kept thinking it was anxiety to blame for my weird feelings in my stomach.. Usually my shortness of breath comes from my chest as well as tightness but this feels more like a diaphragm issue.. Because of this I have become fixated on trying to get a full breath Which in turn is actually hurting my back as well as chest..
Today I did my usual milk kerfi followed by a cold shower and then mindfulness meditation and I felt great mentally but my stomach was still causing me issues..I have to beat this physical ailment first before I tackle my anxiety to the fullest...