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Old 11-28-2018, 08:56 AM   #1
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...Is waiting the only thing you could do?
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Old 11-28-2018, 06:18 PM   #2
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Well... I don't know what you're referring to when you say "nothing" appears to be working. Waiting is tantamount to doing nothing it seems to me. So if one says... since nothing appears to be working the solution is to wait, this would seem to be the same as saying if nothing seems to be working the solution is to do nothing. That doesn't sound like a wise approach to me. But I know how these kinds of things go.

Depending on what it is that doesn't appear to work, I suppose waiting could work for a period of time. But I think one has to be cautious about that. It can easily become a rut that can be increasingly difficult to escape from. Personally I think a preferable thing to do would be to try to figure out why nothing appears to be working & then do something different, or at least do more of the same thing in a different way. As the saying goes... if you keep doing what you've always done, you'll keep getting what you always got.
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Old 11-28-2018, 06:23 PM   #3
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You could apply this to so many different things, but no, waiting isn't the best option nor is it the most productive... instead of waiting, why not try different options to see if it can make things work again? Just a thought.
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I'm just trying to follow this: Overcoming Panic Attacks: A Five Step Response
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Old 11-30-2018, 06:20 AM   #5
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'Cause the link says something to the extent of "Try to make yourself comfortable, and if you can't, just wait for the attack to end."
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((((vafhj)))) In that article it says to wait before making any important decisions, and to make yourself comfortable... it doesn't mean you have to just stand there and do nothing. It's telling you how to cope with it. I hope it helps.
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Old 12-13-2018, 04:07 AM   #7
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'Cause the link says something to the extent of "Try to make yourself comfortable, and if you can't, just wait for the attack to end."
BTW, everybody else, what are your interpretations of waiting for the attack to end?
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Old 12-15-2018, 08:44 AM   #8
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((((vafhj)))) In that article it says to wait before making any important decisions, and to make yourself comfortable... it doesn't mean you have to just stand there and do nothing. It's telling you how to cope with it. I hope it helps.
What's your interpretation of what it says about what to do when you can't even make yourself comfortable?
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