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 Post subject: Re: Triumphs over anxiety!
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:31 am 
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i walked away from the mirror last night without picking - i often pick at my 'flaws' when i am bored/stressed...it can become a nasty habit that was passed down to me.

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I saw a spider on me out of the corner of my eye, and I took a deep breath and brushed him off onto something else and walked away calmly. Didn't even kill it, or think about where it was or was going after I left it.

Spiders are a pretty big phobia for me, and having one on me usually triggers some major anxiety, where I won't even be able to sit on chairs or against a wall or basically anywhere my mind tells me a spider might hang out near.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:55 am 
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This thread is a marvel. So proud of all your triumphs but more chuffed that you are able to even peep about them. This gives me a delicious glass of hope in an otherwise high-anx day.


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 Post subject: Re: Triumphs over anxiety!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:16 pm 
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i tried to 'sell myself' yesterday at a few shops in hopes of my zine being carried. one store was really rude and i kinda wanted to cry. i have been pretty depressed lately and this just kicked me down more. however i did it, i am proud i tried!

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Go!

(And you do know that people being rude are saying something about themselves and not about you, right?)

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(And you do know that people being rude are saying something about themselves and not about you, right?)



i need that tattooed some where.


i went to the nursing home & saw my dad. i was freaked out but stayed around to chat until the smell was making me ill...i hate hospitals/nursing homes...

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I saw a spider on me out of the corner of my eye, and I took a deep breath and brushed him off onto something else and walked away calmly. Didn't even kill it, or think about where it was or was going after I left it.

Spiders are a pretty big phobia for me, and having one on me usually triggers some major anxiety, where I won't even be able to sit on chairs or against a wall or basically anywhere my mind tells me a spider might hang out near.

Woah, that is super impressive! I was proud of myself for calmly trapping 2 semi-large spiders and putting them outside this week (after the initial yelp of fear that happens every time I see one). I don't think I could be so calm if I found one on my person though.

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I took the train to and from Philly for the first time since someone tried to attack me in the train station a few months ago. I did not freak out! And nobody bothered me!

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HURRAH for you CQ! I remember when you were attacked and it sounded so awful. So happy you're doing okay! <3

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I took the train to and from Philly for the first time since someone tried to attack me in the train station a few months ago. I did not freak out! And nobody bothered me!


good for you! i have had some really nasty bus experiences so i cannot get on the bus anymore without the freak out factor.

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I went and checked the mail, despite not having done it for two weeks.

I hate checking the mail, super panic city. But I survived and it wasn't terrible!

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Whatever it is, it's practically never as terrible as anxiety tells us it will be.

I think anxiety means well—in its way—but it really doesn't understand much about how the world actually works.

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Nearly 2 months off one of the tablets that help with the anxiety part. It was a rocky few weeks but things are settling down and I feel a lot better than I had been on it. My weight is nearly back to what it was pre-tablet and I am getting a bit more sociable. In the past week I've gone out to a pub for a few hours and I finally donated blood. I feel fitter than ever too.

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i got rejected big time/rudely for a newspaper article. i put myself out there, i am moving on & giving them the middle finger!

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 Post subject: Re: Triumphs over anxiety!
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Whatever it is, it's practically never as terrible as anxiety tells us it will be.

I think anxiety means well—in its way—but it really doesn't understand much about how the world actually works.


I meant that the mail wasn't as bad I was expecting, literally! In terms of number and expense of bills. I was miscalculating where we are in the month.

I need to get over this mail thing and/or check more often. The bills will keep coming rags less of whether or not I check the box.

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More Korean-related anxiety busting:

There's this weekly Korean meet-up I've had my eye on, but Mrs. Face's band practice conflicts with it. Not this week, though. So I went, not knowing what to expect exactly. It was, naturally, awkward. But there I was, maybe talking too much, even. I chatted (maybe 30% Korean, 70% English) with a Korean girl who wanted to practice her English. Then I talked about English linguistics with a Korean guy whose English was excellent.

I did kind of feel some negative vibes from the organizers. (Like, did I jump in too much? Did I monopolize people's time? One of the people seemed almost... annoyed that my Korean was as good (?) as it was?)

All in all, it was good. If I can go back, i will. Haters to the left.

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Nearly 2 months off one of the tablets that help with the anxiety part. It was a rocky few weeks but things are settling down and I feel a lot better than I had been on it. My weight is nearly back to what it was pre-tablet and I am getting a bit more sociable. In the past week I've gone out to a pub for a few hours and I finally donated blood. I feel fitter than ever too.

I'm so glad you are feeling better. And, as someone who has benefited from other people's blood, thank you for donating!

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daisychain wrote:
Nearly 2 months off one of the tablets that help with the anxiety part. It was a rocky few weeks but things are settling down and I feel a lot better than I had been on it. My weight is nearly back to what it was pre-tablet and I am getting a bit more sociable. In the past week I've gone out to a pub for a few hours and I finally donated blood. I feel fitter than ever too.

I'm so glad you are feeling better. And, as someone who has benefited from other people's blood, thank you for donating!

Thank you. That means a lot because I ended up not feeling too great after it and ended up in bed for two days recovering then ended up with a head cold. Still determined I will be doing it again.

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Whatever it is, it's practically never as terrible as anxiety tells us it will be.

I think anxiety means well—in its way—but it really doesn't understand much about how the world actually works.


I meant that the mail wasn't as bad I was expecting, literally! In terms of number and expense of bills. I was miscalculating where we are in the month.

I need to get over this mail thing and/or check more often. The bills will keep coming rags less of whether or not I check the box.


I have this anxiety as well. I force myself to check my mail once a week, but I get so many bill related things that it really freaks me out. Today I checked my mail and even opened two bills. And did not freak out. Much.

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I went to the doctor to talk about treating my anxiety yesterday! None of my silly scenarios came true!

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I encountered a highly triggering behaviour from someone else yesterday at work and managed to deal with it appropriately and not be a mess for the day following it. I did have some very mild, not so intrusive memories and some anxiety but completely manageable. The behaviour of the person was quite like the behaviour of the people involved in two separate traumatic experiences for me so it was a double dose.

So proud that I managed to keep myself cool and collected.

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Good going daisychain!

My meds have been a real relief already, I'm so glad!

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