Overcoming Anxiety One Worry At A Time

I deal with anxiety. A lot! My life is one worry after the next, and that kind of sucks. So I got my hands on The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook recently, because really, I don’t think I can really overcome something without really understanding it first. I haven’t read a lot of it yet, but these workbooks, like The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook, are incredibly thorough and informative. Reading about different anxiety disorders and the questions that the book asks, I’m certain that I’m dealing with “Generalized Anxiety Disorder”..

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“Generalized anxiety disorder is characterized by chronic anxiety that persists for at least six months *but is unaccompanied by panic attacks, phobias, or obsessions.* You simply experience persistent anxiety and worry without the complicating features of other anxiety disorders. To be given a diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder, your anxiety and worry must focus on two or more stressful life circumstances (such as finances, relationships, health, work problems, or school performances) a majority of days during a six-month period. It’s common, if you’re dealing with generalized anxiety disorder, to have a large number of worries and to spend a lot of your time worrying. Yet you find it difficult to exercise much control over your worrying. Moreover, the intensity and frequency of the worry are always out of proportion to the actual likelihood of the feared events happening.

“In addition to frequent, hard-to-control worry, generalized anxiety disorder involves having at least three of the following six symptoms (with some symptoms present more days than not over the past six months):

- tense – feeling keyed up
- being easily fatigued
- difficulty concentrating
- irritability
- muscle tightness
- difficulties with sleep”
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Well, I can’t say that I necessarily suffer from depression, but anxiety sure makes things depressing! I really do appreciate this book though.. it’ll further discuss ways to deal with anxieties and maybe, fingers crossed, I can really use these methods in my life. I really need to push myself to read more.. without my worries distracting me!

Do you suffer from anxiety? How do you deal with it?

About Jo @ Rainbow of Crazy

My username came from that very random day several years ago when I was told that I was a "walking rainbow of crazy... twinkling with the spectrum of a thousand different colours." That name makes me smile to this day and will always remain with me! http://www.rainbowofcrazy.com http://rainbowofcrazy.wordpress.com https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/the-animism-tarot

Posted on December 23, 2013, in Mental Health and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. On my best days, I am balance. On my not so good days I have anxiety. On my worst days I am depressed. I like the quote by Lao Tzu – “If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.” Reiki has helped me out a lot with anxiety. Since becoming Reiki attuned I have not had a major panic attack. Obviously there are still days when I am overcome by it, but Reiki has made it easier to catch my breath, and calm myself down.

    • Thanks so much for your reply. I remember reading that quote a long time ago, but it is definitely a good time to read it again and to keep it in mind for times like this. I’ve heard Reiki mentioned before but I’ve never looked further into it.. I’ll have to do some reading :)

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