So today I’m looking for advice. For a few weeks now I’ve been struggling with really bad anxiety, which is feeding into insecurity and it’s making me dread pretty much everything. I’m not entirely sure where it’s come from or what it pertains to but everything I tackle still leaves me with an increased heartbeat, nightmares, a sense of failure, a manic need to make people like me, tiredness and a sense of forthcoming doom. It’s exhausting and I find I’m annoying myself with my whining, which then feeds into the negativity. But…how does one stop it from affecting life?
Obviously I’ve been given suggestions before – breathing exercises (but focusing on my breathing makes me panic that I’m not breathing properly), mindfulness, doing something soothing for myself (fine short-term but as soon as I stop it comes back), taking on anxiety-ridden situations head on (again, I can just about cope with it but it’s still there next time). So, what do you guys do? I’ve also tried yoga, going for walks, listening to music and talking about how I feel. Anything else to suggest?