So let’s try and help change this shift in attitude.
One thing to make very clear is resist the need to work everything out, please don’t waste time and energy doing this, it is time to interact with the world around you and not yourself and how you are feeling, this just makes you feel more inward.
What I ended up doing was educating myself and then I would just go away and live my life exactly how I would if I did not feel this way.
I had being totally induldged in me and how I felt, my mind was totally shattered, it could take no more, it needed a break, the best way to do this was to DROP the subject and just go and live my life whilst taking how I felt with me.
You can’t take breaks if you go into every situation questioning why you feel this way, why it went like it did, what may help etc.
The best advice and one line I think I can ever give to put this point forward is ‘Live like you don’t have it’ that truly was me in the end, I went around like the person I was before and took how I felt with me without question and I eventually became that person, I was no longer a victim.
I have said many times if you act like a victim of anxiety, then you become one, a slave to it.
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.
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.
Just before I start I have recently joined twitter if any wants to follow me at anxietynomoreuk .