This is the reason so many people stay in the cycle because every instinct says ‘go home, it’s easier there’ or ‘try and fix this, this is not right’. Don’t scurry home or cancel appointments, run away from a friend to get away from a conversation etc, just go everywhere at will, anxious or not, it can’t and never will do you any harm. Don’t go over and over how you feel or feel the need to work it all out, disect it.I think everyone who has recovered or really moved forward will all say they had to go against their instinct many times.. How you feel now has no bearing on how you may feel in a few months time, none at all. Begin to learn to be less impressed by the way you feel, even if you don’t understand why you feel a certain way, it doesnt matter, just place it all under the umbrella of anxiety. By all means educate yourself by reading the book or the blog and then just go and get on with your day.I never tried to come across as normal or act my way through the night, I was just me and if that meant being a little quiet then so be it.I was not running home feeling sorry for myself, anxiety was not winning, I was.
It is an opportunity for us to reflect on the language and ideas that represented each year.
I don’t claim this to be easy, it can really test your willpower at times, but it is so helpful in the long term.
I would go to a quiz each week with friends and I mostly felt horrible and detached, I truly just wanted to go home, but I did’nt.
I always say people are too impressed by how they are feeling at the present time, that’s when all the ‘What am I doing wrong’? You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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I still don’t have access to my files where I placed the success stories, so here is a seperate post until I get my files back.