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Bertie

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How do you keep the correct the mindset I had that for a while and managed to go away for a week.

Now I feel that I have to constantly remind myself that this is just anxiety and sensitised nerves. Why do we lose the mindset?

I've gone back to analysing, my anxiety has increased. How do you stop analysing when it feels like a compulsion to do so, what is the correct way to stop? I know I need to as analysing is adding fear.

Also memory why do we lose what we've learnt and it feels like I'm back at the start again?

Could someone please help with the above example as these are my bewilderment.

Many thanks.
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If you are an alcoholic do you wonder why you crave alcohol? If your habit is trying to control your fear and worry (anxiety) why are you surprised that you slip into worrying and analyzing? It takes experiencing and recovering from setbacks to establish a sound routine and reaction to your past habits. No one said facing and accepting anxiety (unlike in facing panic) was a one and done deal. It's a life attitude change.
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OK but I keep adding fear, I seem to go back to this and then my anxiety increases.
How do I break this cycle I've been like this for months I get caught up in my thoughts.

How do I stop analysing and overthinking, please I don't know why I'm finding all this hard to understand.
Jeff I don't know what I fear I just know in the mornings I get anxiety it lasts all day what do you mean when you say my habit of trying to control anxiety and fear. I know my thinking gives me anxiety the thoughts are all over the place.
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Please correct me if I'm wrong but do I break the cycle by just letting the feelings of anxiety come, let the scary thoughts come without adding 2nd fear. How do I stop adding 2nd fear sorry but I need things simple do I just say so what and whatever to the thoughts.
I get caught up in the fear of the thoughts, how do I not get caught up?
I thought anxiety comes in waves but mine keeps going I think from me adding fear, I didn't think I was but I must be, what do I do?
Please someone help advise me.

I try to carry on with what I'm doing but my mind over thinks, I have had one moment where I saw that my thought was a lie.
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Irrational thoughts continue to come because you react and respond to them .. when the thoughts come just let them be there. I always say carry them around with you like an accessory like a hat after a while you don't even know it's there ... you know that the irrational thoughts are there because your system is sensitized so ACCEPT and truly KNOW that. If you keep trying to figure out why they're there and how to stop them then they will continue to come. Irrational thoughts are a symptom of anxiety just like a runny nose is too cold... They are temporary and will begin to slow down once you stop paying attention to them...
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Thanks Debby, how do I not pay attention to them they feel so real they seem to predict my future and blow things out of proportion I don't know what the right reaction is, I tell myself that they are irrational but other times I'm stuck in my head with them?
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