I was initially diagnosed with anxiety disorder, then started taking medication on my doctor's advice and stopped taking it last year.Remember, the medication must stop slowly. Today I'm not going to talk about the symptoms of anxiety, I want to talk about how I've gone from pain and despair to optimism, hoping that my sharing can serve as a reference for anxiety friends.
Accept your illness and allow yourself to recover slowly.Illness is always painful, not to mention mental illness, physical and mental pain.In the face of pain, we always want to get rid of it as soon as possible.It's something I've been thinking about for a long time, so I've tried a lot and drawn on a lot of experience, but it turns out that speed is not enough.The more you try to get rid of it, the less you can get rid of it. The more upset you get, the sicker you get, and then a vicious cycle can set in.
It's easy to accept, but it's really hard to do! When people are anxious, they tend to get caught in a spiral of negative emotions that get deeper and deeper, so we need to gradually improve according to our own situation.I tried to improve myself by shifting my focus. It's important to keep yourself busy and do more physical exercise.During this time, I try my best to do what I like. I personally like rock climbing, baking, crafts, etc.Of course, in the process of doing these things, the pain is with you, but you have to tell yourself, I accept them, they are a part of me, don't think about them too much and do what you need to do.
Analyze your illness
When I don't know what to do, I choose to see the doctor.On the one hand, ask for help; on the other hand, vent negative emotions.Through therapy, I discovered that I was really depressed and always wanted to be what others thought I was, not me.So I told the doctor I wanted to be myself.The doctor also gave me a lot of advice and confirmed many of my ideas, and I regained my confidence more and more.The reason I recovered so quickly was because of all my previous efforts, especially the psychological adjustment.
This is the quickest and most effective way.No matter how much you don't want to exercise, you have to force yourself to run around outside.I bought a treadmill and run 2 kilometers every day. I bought a treadmill and run 2 kilometers every day. Although it's painful to keep going during a run, it's better to keep going than the physical pain. I usually run for half an hour after meals.
After a run, take a break, take a hot bath, after a bath, lie in bed, don't check your phone, listen to some quiet music.I like to listen to some hypnotic sound, listen attentively, and eventually you will find yourself miraculously falling asleep and waking up the next day in a very relaxed and good state.
Of course, in this process, adjusting the mood is the most basic to accept their own symptoms, and tell yourself to be sad just because of their anxiety.If you have negative emotions, tell yourself that they are due to anxiety and not my real thoughts.
That's what the doctor told me, you have to communicate with someone. Whatever you say, just open your mouth and say more. So, you can talk to friends, talk nonsense, give it a try, you may get unexpected results.
Take part in more outdoor activities.Climbing mountain, traveling,etc. I like traveling very much, so I joined the local travel group and often went out for adventures on weekends, which was very interesting and exciting. Moreover, the team was well organized, everyone was in a happy mood with laughter and conversation.
Interests and hobbies
Devote yourself to doing what you are interested in.
Therefore, a good state is that, besides anxiety, we have many things to participate in, and will not be isolated mind.All we have to do is get out of the dark little house, smell the flowers outside, and feel the things around us.
Anxiety disorder recovery is indeed a long time, so don't worry, the more anxious the harder it is to do well.