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Anxiety issues...

Monday, November 26, 2012

My anxiety has been getting out of control for the last couple of weeks. It is disrupting my life and I am not sure how to reduce it right now. There has been no precipitating event or factors that I can discern. But it sits there like a lump in my chest. I am still walking the dog twice a day, socializing with family, and walking to the library once or twice a week, but that is about it... and the library trips are difficult. It feels like the dog is my security blanket when I leave my apartment. I am seeking professional help with this, and go back on Thursday, but it is discouraging, frustrating, and downright depressing to have to deal with this again. I thought I had it licked! I figure I will find my way through this and come out stronger than ever on the other end, but getting there is painful. I wish personal growth wasn't so often so darn uncomfortable. *sigh*

I did manage to walk 6.4 miles today. Tomorrow my niece comes to walk with me and the dog, which is a nice distraction. I think the weather is supposed to warm up a hair this weekend, which would be nice. The chilly, windy, gray, snowy weather is not helping me get outside as much as I would like. When it gets really cold Cooper doesn't want to walk as far, which reduces my daily mileage. My goals are constantly getting scaled back, but I will get out and walk no matter what.

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GEMINISUE 11/28/2012 10:16AM

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Always remember we go FORWARD Together in this, We can do it one step at a time, We can get an empty box or bag, write on paper, toss it in the box/bag, and when full or sooner, toss it in the garbage and out of the home and mind. Let go, one anxiety moment at a time. Release it!


p Breath, slowly release! Yes, that is the way. emoticon

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GEMSTONE1952 11/27/2012 8:08PM

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MICHIGANLORI 11/27/2012 6:15PM

    I hope you get this under control. I've had anxiety issues in the past and they are not fun. Take care.

I'm also with Cooper on the darn cold weather...Yuck! emoticon

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TRAVELGRRL 11/27/2012 4:29PM

    Wishing that this bad patch ends soon. Just like weight loss is never "licked", other issues aren't either. We are always "works in progress!"

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BUNNYCATS 11/27/2012 4:18PM

    I suffer with anxiety and depression at times. I hope you get some relief soon. Mine was really bad for a while. Now, I feel very serene. I hope it lasts. Sending you lots of sunshine and blue sky energy to lift your anxiety and depression. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FLEURGARDEN 11/27/2012 10:49AM

    Hope you're able to get beyond this current anxiety soon. And I don't blame Cooper one bit - I don't like going out in the cold either! :-)

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KATIEEMMA5 11/27/2012 10:17AM

    good on you for still walking. I walk my Charlie a springer spaniel for twenty mins a day and that's enough for me so I'm so envious at how much exercise you get it, it's unbelievable!!


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RG_DFW 11/26/2012 11:12PM

    Sending good thoughts your way...

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BIGPAWSUP 11/26/2012 10:52PM

    Oh sweetie, I'm right their with you. I'm hoping you find a way to deal with your anxiety. I know how horrible the attacks can be.

Best of luck to you.

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KARIDIAN1 11/26/2012 9:48PM

    Here is hoping you find your focus and get out of the dumps. This time of year can be a downer for many. Big season change and the holidays can add up to alot of stress.

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KATIEG999 11/26/2012 9:29PM

    Sending you hugs and positive thoughts...great work with your walking and your determination to "find your way through this and come out stronger than ever on the other end" emoticon

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