Sometimes people will take their feelings of dread and impending disaster and concentrate it into a single area of concern. OCD is anxiety distilled, a potent onslaught of negative thoughts coupled with crippling ritual, disrupting a person’s ability to function.
To help you identify your patterns of worry and what activities or thoughts they are most associated with, you need to answer the following questions. Take your time to answer these questions and rally think about your answers.
Society places a great deal of value on not only what you do but also how well you do it. That’s a whole lot of pressure rolled up into a job.
To take charge of your life, you need to know what life is really about. You need to live your life in reality, looking for and acknowledging what is real and truthful, even if it hurts or is uncomfortable or triggers an anxiety.
Anxious people can appear paralyzed by fear. They can go to extreme lengths to avoid anything that triggers their fear. They can make elaborate excuses and put off handling anything that produces anxiety.
My depression, trauma and professional burnout were incapacitating. I am grateful for my treatment team’s dedication and willing to share their own struggles.
This soundtrack you’ve been living with wasn’t recorded overnight. Instead, it’s a compilation of messages you’ve heard, impressions and impacts you’ve assimilated, and conclusions you’ve reached over the course of your life.
The New Year brings an opportunity to evaluate how you’re really doing. It’s time to analyze your own life and habits, and determine specific changes that need to be made to achieve more healthful results.
For those of you with families that don’t work so well, you have some challenges ahead of you. The first is, you need to work toward rewriting the negative tapes that were played over and over.
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