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Kmeyeraa11

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Before I write this I just want to clarify I am not a doctor, not a therapist or psychiatrist or anything of that nature. This is just what helps me and I want to share in hopes it can help some of you.

STATE OF MIND:
I always remind myself that anxiety is nothing more than a state of mind, nothing permanent and I have the power and ability to alter and change that state of mind to something better. You want to be healthy and happy and do what's best for yourself right? So why would you want to have a bad state of mind? Realize and remind yourself what it is so you can begin to calm down.

EMOTION:
Anxiety is just another emotion of yours. Take for example being angry, when you're in an angry mood, you can get angry at everything. When you're in an anxious mood, you can worry about everything. You will not feel an emotion forever unless you do it to yourself. When you're feeling anxious, you can forget it and keep moving forward, or you can get stuck in the emotions and make it worse. When you're angry, you can move past the anger, or be a stickler and continue to be angry. Same goes for anxiety.

THOUGHT:
Imagine your thoughts like you flowing down a river full of rocks. The rocks are thoughts. The river flow is life. When moving through life day to day, you can continue flowing down the river passing by the rocks, or you can grab onto the rocks because you are afraid of flowing down the river. When you grab onto a rock, you stop your momentum and you cling onto it. When you are going through life, millions of thoughts go through your head, you can either keep moving or obsess over a thought and disrupt your momentum. You cannot control your thoughts, but you can control which ones to think about and what to think of them.

CYCLE:
If you're like me, you've gotten into the habit of just automatically thinking of being anxious. When you wake up, when you're having fun and having a good time, when you're relaxing, etc. You have those thoughts because you got yourself into a habit and almost addicted to that thought. Your good time will be disrupted by that thought and will make you think "have I been feeling anxious this whole time?" or "is this real life?" or "why am I doing this?" or "I hope I don't feel anxious doing that". That automatic thought can and will ruin a good time or an anxious-free streak. This is a cycle that you can't seem to get out of. But you can.

FEAR:
Stop fearing anxiety, it cannot hurt you, it will not kill you. Once you stop fearing it, it will go away. Think about if you were ever afraid of the dark, or spiders or whatever it may be. Once you got over that fear and stopped being afraid, you had no problem with it and it didn't bother you any longer. Remember that.


With everything I have mentioned above, what do they all have in common? Control. You can change and control all of these things. You can reframe your state of mind, you can change and feel other emotions, you can change your thoughts, you can change the habit and you can stop being afraid of anxiety.

Overtime, reminding yourself these things and working on things, your anxiety will get better. It will take some time and it will take commitment, but coming from experience, my anxiety was able to vanish.

Also, other things that helped me:
-Don't think of yourself as being mentally ill or having problems, remind yourself you're getting better and making progress.
-Drink plenty of water everyday (it is proven people who drink more water have improved moods)
-Stay off of google
-Eat a healthier diet that is good for your body
-Practicing breathing
-Take time to relax and do things you enjoy
-Trust you doctor
-Try different (safe) ways of relieving anxiety (essential oils, mindfulness, exercise, etc.)
-Carry on with life normally, don't remind yourself that you're feeling good, it only threw me back in the cycle.


You can apply these things to hypochondria as well. Do not obsess over a feeling or sensation.

This was just my experience and things that helped me through some rough times. I truly hope this will be one of the last times you are on this forum and you take your life back! Are you really going to let some emotion ruin quality time with you kids, family, friends or whatever makes you happy? Practice these things and live your life as if anxiety never existed. Take your life back and don't look back!

One day you will feel normal again and not even think about anxiety anymore.

It will vanish and you will not even realize it's gone.



If you made it this far thank you for reading and I hope this reached and can help at least one person out there!
 

Jennycard

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Thank you so much for this. I’m having a rough night. Not many people reply to my post so it’s nice to read this. As usual, chest and headache pains are getting the best of me and my mine immediately starts to go to the worst. Things like this are really helpful. Don’t stop posting things like this!


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Kmeyeraa11

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Thank you so much for this. I’m having a rough night. Not many people reply to my post so it’s nice to read this. As usual, chest and headache pains are getting the best of me and my mine immediately starts to go to the worst. Things like this are really helpful. Don’t stop posting things like this!


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I appreciate your reply! I know the headaches and chest pains can automatically make you think the worst, I would be like that too, until I accepted it as part of anxiety and they greatly subsided. Thank you for the kind words aswell
 

Kelculator

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Before I write this I just want to clarify I am not a doctor, not a therapist or psychiatrist or anything of that nature. This is just what helps me and I want to share in hopes it can help some of you.

STATE OF MIND:
I always remind myself that anxiety is nothing more than a state of mind, nothing permanent and I have the power and ability to alter and change that state of mind to something better. You want to be healthy and happy and do what's best for yourself right? So why would you want to have a bad state of mind? Realize and remind yourself what it is so you can begin to calm down.

EMOTION:
Anxiety is just another emotion of yours. Take for example being angry, when you're in an angry mood, you can get angry at everything. When you're in an anxious mood, you can worry about everything. You will not feel an emotion forever unless you do it to yourself. When you're feeling anxious, you can forget it and keep moving forward, or you can get stuck in the emotions and make it worse. When you're angry, you can move past the anger, or be a stickler and continue to be angry. Same goes for anxiety.

THOUGHT:
Imagine your thoughts like you flowing down a river full of rocks. The rocks are thoughts. The river flow is life. When moving through life day to day, you can continue flowing down the river passing by the rocks, or you can grab onto the rocks because you are afraid of flowing down the river. When you grab onto a rock, you stop your momentum and you cling onto it. When you are going through life, millions of thoughts go through your head, you can either keep moving or obsess over a thought and disrupt your momentum. You cannot control your thoughts, but you can control which ones to think about and what to think of them.

CYCLE:
If you're like me, you've gotten into the habit of just automatically thinking of being anxious. When you wake up, when you're having fun and having a good time, when you're relaxing, etc. You have those thoughts because you got yourself into a habit and almost addicted to that thought. Your good time will be disrupted by that thought and will make you think "have I been feeling anxious this whole time?" or "is this real life?" or "why am I doing this?" or "I hope I don't feel anxious doing that". That automatic thought can and will ruin a good time or an anxious-free streak. This is a cycle that you can't seem to get out of. But you can.

FEAR:
Stop fearing anxiety, it cannot hurt you, it will not kill you. Once you stop fearing it, it will go away. Think about if you were ever afraid of the dark, or spiders or whatever it may be. Once you got over that fear and stopped being afraid, you had no problem with it and it didn't bother you any longer. Remember that.


With everything I have mentioned above, what do they all have in common? Control. You can change and control all of these things. You can reframe your state of mind, you can change and feel other emotions, you can change your thoughts, you can change the habit and you can stop being afraid of anxiety.

Overtime, reminding yourself these things and working on things, your anxiety will get better. It will take some time and it will take commitment, but coming from experience, my anxiety was able to vanish.

Also, other things that helped me:
-Don't think of yourself as being mentally ill or having problems, remind yourself you're getting better and making progress.
-Drink plenty of water everyday (it is proven people who drink more water have improved moods)
-Stay off of google
-Eat a healthier diet that is good for your body
-Practicing breathing
-Take time to relax and do things you enjoy
-Trust you doctor
-Try different (safe) ways of relieving anxiety (essential oils, mindfulness, exercise, etc.)
-Carry on with life normally, don't remind yourself that you're feeling good, it only threw me back in the cycle.


You can apply these things to hypochondria as well. Do not obsess over a feeling or sensation.

This was just my experience and things that helped me through some rough times. I truly hope this will be one of the last times you are on this forum and you take your life back! Are you really going to let some emotion ruin quality time with you kids, family, friends or whatever makes you happy? Practice these things and live your life as if anxiety never existed. Take your life back and don't look back!

One day you will feel normal again and not even think about anxiety anymore.

It will vanish and you will not even realize it's gone.



If you made it this far thank you for reading and I hope this reached and can help at least one person out there!
That's excellent. I'll be sure to help my friends apply this mindset too-- I know a few anxiety sufferers apart from me that can benefit from this. Thanks, you are always a big help in the forums!
 

Kmeyeraa11

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That's excellent. I'll be sure to help my friends apply this mindset too-- I know a few anxiety sufferers apart from me that can benefit from this. Thanks, you are always a big help in the forums!
Thank you very much I appreciate that!
 

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Brilliant post!!!! Thank you for sharing your journey as mine is very similar.


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  • Jenny, seeing you mention about your chest and headache pains I just had to explain this

  • There is CAUSE AND EFFECT with these types of conditions and you are not going to get answers or relief from any medical doctor, be it a GP or all the way to a Psychiatrist.

    These diagnoses are only LABELS, I.e. anxiety, depression, bipolar, aches and pains, chest pain, chest tightness, panic attacks, etc are all stemming from the same source.

    There are viruses/bacteria, environmental toxins, and possibly most importantly-heavy metals in our lives that are really practically unavoidable unless proper diet and lifestyle is addressed.
    I see this trend frequently in young adults especially while their bodies are growing, experiencing all these above issues I’ve stated
    we all have different thresholds and different abilities to process and “filter” these chronic infections and toxins out of our system.
    These things chronically aggravate our nervous systems.
    Not to mention, the standard diets that make our bodies unable to fight and rid these invaders, resulting in endless chronic symptoms. From a minor head or tummy ache to full blown trapped-feeling depression anxiety.

    One must learn how to deal with these issues by certain dietary and supplementary intervention that both rid these things and stop feeding/compounding the problem

    It all comes down to misinformation and bad trends,

    its a vicious cycle but the good news is if a person applies themselves, it is more than achievable!

    Andrew
 

Hurt&Hopeful

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  • Jenny, seeing you mention about your chest and headache pains I just had to explain this

  • There is CAUSE AND EFFECT with these types of conditions and you are not going to get answers or relief from any medical doctor, be it a GP or all the way to a Psychiatrist.

    These diagnoses are only LABELS, I.e. anxiety, depression, bipolar, aches and pains, chest pain, chest tightness, panic attacks, etc are all stemming from the same source.

    There are viruses/bacteria, environmental toxins, and possibly most importantly-heavy metals in our lives that are really practically unavoidable unless proper diet and lifestyle is addressed.
    I see this trend frequently in young adults especially while their bodies are growing, experiencing all these above issues I’ve stated
    we all have different thresholds and different abilities to process and “filter” these chronic infections and toxins out of our system.
    These things chronically aggravate our nervous systems.
    Not to mention, the standard diets that make our bodies unable to fight and rid these invaders, resulting in endless chronic symptoms. From a minor head or tummy ache to full blown trapped-feeling depression anxiety.

    One must learn how to deal with these issues by certain dietary and supplementary intervention that both rid these things and stop feeding/compounding the problem

    It all comes down to misinformation and bad trends,

    its a vicious cycle but the good news is if a person applies themselves, it is more than achievable!

    Andrew
Hi Andrew, and welcome to the forum! I certainly agree that all of the things you mentioned can have an effect on anxiety. It's been proven that our gut is directly related to mental health, for example. However, I think we have to be careful about oversimplifying and saying that ALL mental illness stems from the same source. PTSD, for example, is quite real and quite physical. Just like the environmental toxins in a young person's diet can affect growth, experiences and thought patterns and traumas in young people can physically affect the way the brain develops. And some things are believed to be genetic as well - anxiety and depression also run in families. So hopefully we can target our health from a holistic point of view - take care of our nervous systems, deal with our traumas and experiences, and treat the rest as best we can with the information we have. Best of luck to you!
 

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This is amazing, thank you! Love the water analogy. I always just try to say to myself when feeling nervous and anxious, worried about every little tiny pain or tiwnge… 'This too shall pass'. Everything is temporary is the best advice for all emotions! :)
 

Kelculator

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  • Jenny, seeing you mention about your chest and headache pains I just had to explain this

  • There is CAUSE AND EFFECT with these types of conditions and you are not going to get answers or relief from any medical doctor, be it a GP or all the way to a Psychiatrist.

    These diagnoses are only LABELS, I.e. anxiety, depression, bipolar, aches and pains, chest pain, chest tightness, panic attacks, etc are all stemming from the same source.

    There are viruses/bacteria, environmental toxins, and possibly most importantly-heavy metals in our lives that are really practically unavoidable unless proper diet and lifestyle is addressed.
    I see this trend frequently in young adults especially while their bodies are growing, experiencing all these above issues I’ve stated
    we all have different thresholds and different abilities to process and “filter” these chronic infections and toxins out of our system.
    These things chronically aggravate our nervous systems.
    Not to mention, the standard diets that make our bodies unable to fight and rid these invaders, resulting in endless chronic symptoms. From a minor head or tummy ache to full blown trapped-feeling depression anxiety.

    One must learn how to deal with these issues by certain dietary and supplementary intervention that both rid these things and stop feeding/compounding the problem

    It all comes down to misinformation and bad trends,

    its a vicious cycle but the good news is if a person applies themselves, it is more than achievable!

    Andrew
@Jennycard Jenny, here is something that might help, in case you missed it.
 
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