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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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    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
    1428 days ago
  • GEMSTONE1952
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    1429 days ago
    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
    1429 days ago
    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!"
    1429 days ago
    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
    1429 days ago
    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! :-)
    1429 days ago
    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!!

    1429 days ago
  • RG_DFW
    Sending good thoughts your way...
    1430 days ago
    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.
    1430 days ago
    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.
    1430 days ago
  • KATIEG999
    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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