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Old 01-16-2017, 10:35 PM   #1
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Today I had an interesting feeling. For the first time, I felt in control of my anxiety. I could hear the worry thoughts but I didn't want to run from them like I used to. I could hear my negative thoughts in my mind. But I was able to co-exist with them and not let them push me around.

It's almost like I was standing up to a bully. It felt great. And I hope I can keep this up.

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Old 01-16-2017, 10:45 PM   #2
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Old 01-18-2017, 12:22 AM   #4
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Old 01-23-2017, 07:08 PM   #5
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Today I had an interesting feeling. For the first time, I felt in control of my anxiety. I could hear the worry thoughts but I didn't want to run from them like I used to. I could hear my negative thoughts in my mind. But I was able to co-exist with them and not let them push me around.

It's almost like I was standing up to a bully. It felt great. And I hope I can keep this up.

Sometimes, it's the little things in life

Hello worrist .....Good for you its all one step at a time I believe ..now you know you can do it ..Hooray
..as the song said..
. 'From little things big things grow '
I have recently discovered that self soothing helps me get through the anxiety triggers ...so I'm exploring what works for me ..
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Old 03-15-2017, 11:36 AM   #6
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Hello I am new here. I have been reading threads online about anxiety for a while and decided to join because they seemed so useful. I am happy for you worrist and happy to possibly meet all of you guys.
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Old 03-15-2017, 11:41 AM   #7
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So happy for you, keep up the positive thinking. I am new here and so its nice to meet everyone. I hope to benefit from these forums and hopefully benefit someone else as well
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Old 03-19-2017, 11:10 AM   #8
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Yes, for me too, it IS like standing up to a bully. Congratulations on your success.
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Old 05-27-2017, 01:42 PM   #9
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Yay! That's amazing, it's really hard to practice controlling anxiety after letting it control you for so long.

I've built it up to a lifestyle where I do things I enjoy and things I know will help me calm down in order to keep my anxiety in check. It's a struggle and sometimes I do lose to it, but I don't stop.

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