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.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.That is because we are built to make a decision when anxious, anxious feelings mean flee or find the danger. Never be afraid to drop the subject for a while, I have advised people on here that they are becoming too indulged in the subject and to have a week off and just add some living in. Don’t see anxiety or the sensations that come with it as the enemy, embrace them, they are only feelings/sensations that can do you no harm.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.
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.One other thing, I keep getting emails from people off the blog asking if I can do a post on this subject or that subject.I can’t do requests, as I can’t just help one person, it has to be for the benefit of everyone, so please don’t be offended. After looking through and reading a lot of posts I decided to talk about people’s attitude to anxiety.Firstly sorry for the late post, as stated it was computer problems.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.