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My So-Called Life With Social Anxiety Disorder

My So-Called Life With Social Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety affects me every day, whether I'm grocery shopping or socializing. Here are a few steps I've found helpful in coping with daily social anxiety.My life with social anxiety disorder (SAD) isn’t much of a life. When faced with strangers, I avoid physical proximity, eye contact, and small talk. Though normally well-spoken, the attention of others causes me to stumble over my words. Thoughts of job interviews or parties send me into a panic. I am often frightened when faced with a crowd. Daily life with SAD is unnerving and often unpleasant.

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Two Main Causes of Anxiety That You Can Do Something About

Two Main Causes of Anxiety That You Can Do Something About

These main causes of anxiety produce many unpleasant anxiety symptoms. What are two main anxiety causes and what can you do about them? Learn that answer here.

Sometimes, knowing the main causes of anxiety isn’t necessary. Sometimes, it’s not even desirable because working to uncover the causes of your anxiety could do more harm than good. There are times, however, that knowing the main cause of your anxiety can be very helpful because it gives you something tangible to address. Let’s look at two main causes of anxiety and discover how to remove them.

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Stop the Anxious Running Commentary in Your Head

Stop the Anxious Running Commentary in Your Head

A non-stop anxious running commentary in your head makes you feel overly worried or afraid. Learn to quiet the anxious running commentary through understanding.Anxiety jabbers incessantly, creating maddening and anxious running commentary in our heads. To make it worse, anxiety acts as a translator and interprets what we hear and see, twisting things into its own warped ideas. With anxiety translating messages we receive, we often misinterpret the world around us. Anxiety’s untrustworthy thoughts lead to self-doubt, faulty reasoning, negative beliefs, overthinking, and overanalyzing. Becoming aware of how the anxious voice in your head translates our incoming messages is an important step in correcting the translations and quieting the anxious running commentary that interrupts your inner speech.

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My Life Is Chaos but I Must Cope with Anxiety Anyway

My Life Is Chaos but I Must Cope with Anxiety Anyway

My life is chaos, and sometimes I don't know how I manage it. Coping with anxiety can be difficult in a life of chaos, but it is not impossible. Try these tips.My life is chaos and that makes coping with anxiety difficult. In this house, there is always something going on, whether it’s family drama, the dogs barking at everything, or something essential changing. At present, there is no clear path to my desk because my aunt recently moved in. I know I will go to the storage unit soon and fix this overcrowded situation. In the meantime, it is hard not to let the abundance of personal belongings drive me to distraction. For me, I have to find ways to get things done with anxiety even when life is in chaos.

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Gratitude Helps Anxiety So Play This Gratitude Game Today

Gratitude Helps Anxiety So Play This Gratitude Game Today

You can use gratitude to help anxiety when you Know what gratitude is and is not. Discover a gratitude game that helps anxiety and teaches thankfulness here.

Mental health experts agree: feeling and expressing gratitude helps anxiety. However, when you live with anxiety, it hardly seems possible that gratitude can lower or help anxiety. For one thing, it can be challenging to find things for which to feel grateful when you’re living in the grips of anxiety. For another, how can being grateful for something help anxiety? Once you know what gratitude is and is not, you can use thankfulness to improve your mental health. Even better, you can get light-hearted (something refreshing when you have anxiety) and play a gratitude game to reduce anxiety.

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Three Mindfulness Tools for Do-It-Yourself Anxiety Relief

Three Mindfulness Tools for Do-It-Yourself Anxiety Relief

You can learn to make DIY mindfulness tools to lower your anxiety. Use these three mindfulness objects for DIY anxiety relief now, in the present moment.

Put your anxiety relief into your own hands with do-it-yourself (DIY) mindfulness tools. Make some objects to add to your growing toolbox of strategies to lower your anxiety. An anxiety toolbox refers to techniques you use to reduce anxiety, both in the immediate moment and long term. Some tools are actual objects, such as a jar of bubbles to foster slow, deep breathing. Other comfort objects reduce anxiety as well. Here are three mindfulness tools you can make for DIY anxiety relief.

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Recognize OCD Rituals to Find Self-Understanding and Relief

Recognize OCD Rituals to Find Self-Understanding and Relief

Once I recognized my OCD rituals, I was able to find some relief from OCD. Identifying OCD rituals is a journey of self-discovery that leads to greater peace.

Recognizing obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) rituals can be an important journey of self-discovery. Obsessive-compulsive disorder sufferers often have mental rituals that help lessen their worries and unwanted thoughts. When a sufferer performs an OCD ritual, it can temporarily help relieve anxiety. The rituals may seem illogical to those who don’t have the disorder. But to those who suffer from this often-devastating condition, recognizing OCD rituals and their triggers can sometimes lead to greater self-understanding and relief.

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Reduce Holiday Anxiety with These 7 Coping Ahead Tips

Reduce Holiday Anxiety with These 7 Coping Ahead Tips

Reduce holiday anxiety by working with seven common holiday anxiety causes. Using the seven causes to reduce holiday anxiety can help you enjoy your holidays.

You can reduce holiday anxiety, a very real experience, by coping ahead of time. Contrary to what greeting cards and advertisements depict, the holidays aren’t always relaxed and happy-go-lucky. Lots of things conspire to make our anxiety spike, and linger, from before Thanksgiving all the way through the New Year. You don’t have to let holiday anxiety dampen your spirit. Check out 7 Causes of Holiday Anxiety if you missed it. Then, take some of the actions below to reduce holiday anxiety at its core cause.

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Anxiety About Psychiatric Medication Side Effects

Anxiety About Psychiatric Medication Side Effects

I battle with side effects of psychiatric medications on a daily basis. But I won't stop taking my psychiatric medications. Watch this video to see why.
I continually struggle with my anxiety concerning side effects from psychiatric medications. These side effects include insomnia, lack of appetite, increased appetite, chronic constipation, dizziness, tremor, lack of energy, and weight gain. I know I sound like the spiel they give on commercials for the side effects of psychiatric medications. But unfortunately, side effects can impact my anxiety in a variety of ways because I take medication for my chronic psychiatric conditions.

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7 Causes of Holiday Anxiety

7 Causes of Holiday Anxiety

Knowing the causes of holiday anxiety can help you deal with them. Here are seven holiday anxiety causes that might make your anxiety soar during the holidays.

The day the calendar turns to November, and often well before that, many people begin to experience holiday anxiety. There are legitimate, and numerous, reasons for this. The seven causes of holiday anxiety discussed below are common. They can cause anxiety in people who don’t have anxiety disorders, and they can magnify existing anxiety disorders to such a degree that they cause people to question their sanity. Understanding the causes of holiday anxiety can reduce your anxiety and allow you to actually enjoy yourself this holiday season.

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