So I had my first meeting with a counselor on Friday about my Anxiety. It took a lot in me to finally go in and talk to someone about how I have been feeling. And let me tell you. I felt like I got a huge weight lifted off my shoulders and I actually felt like I could breathe a little easier. My mind was also the most calm it had been in a long time. It was one of the best decisions I ever made for myself. I'm not cured obviously and I don't think I ever will be because well I think anxiety and I are in it for the long haul, but I'm going to be learning how to manage the symptoms that come from my anxiety. So there's that. For the whole day on Friday after the session, I was not experiencing the overwhelming feelings that come with anxiety, I could still feel my anxiety, but the symptoms were not as intense as they had been in the last couple of weeks. It was a small step, but it really helped. I hope that within the next couple of weeks of working with the counselor and other workshops I can learn how to manage this a little better and not have as intense anxious feelings.
For everyone else debating on whether or not to go in and talk to a counselor or a therapist about their anxiety, please do. My anxiety experience is probably way different than yours, but there is help out there for everyone. People do care.
I hope everyone is doing okay.
has anyone else tried it? I bought some today to try for my anxiety because I read a good article about it.
Today is my second meeting with my new therapist. What I'm most anxious about is that I have to eat lunch right before I leave for the appointment. And when I'm this anxious I get nauseous. And since I have to take public transportation, I have to leave an hour before the appointment. And I won't have much time, if any to talk about my problems with my therapist today--she said she's going to do...