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Re: Too much anxiety

Hey @Matty D

I totally get where you are coming from! Battling anxiety is super tough - not to mention exhausting! Smiley Sad

Like @litgym said, controlling your breathing is super important because I find when I loose control of it everything starts to spiral. There's this technique I use (I dial it back a little because I have this illness where I can't breath through my nose easily) which goes like this:

1. Breath through your nose (mouth shut) for 4 seconds

2. Hold it for 7 seconds

3. Breath out for 8 seconds

 

Another thing I do is try (as hard as it may be) to not think about it to much - the more you think about it the more difficult it seems to become.

Take for example: I was super nervous about performing in my Drama class. We found out about it a week beforehand so I blocked it out of my head and distracted myself with everything else I needed to get one (Exams... *Insert a 'I am so other that' look*) Then, when it got to that day the nerves started kicking in, but not that badly. Smiley Very Happy

 

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Oh sorry about that, just saw current message @Matty D, Don't worry about the distraction part - works for me but everyone is different! Smiley Very Happy

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@Matty D just wondering do you think you are having panic attacks ? i don’t want to say you are because im not you but not being able to breathe is one of my symptoms of panic attacks. 

here are some photos about anxiety/panic attacks i don’t know if it is any help but you should definitely check out the articles Bee linked !C0720AA1-44B3-4B03-8D41-510C0B9FA18F.jpeg

 

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Hey @Matty D,

Is it OK if you explain a bit more about jumping to conclusions. What conclusions are you jumping to when your friend is on the phone?

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@Matty D it’s alright i do understand, i just wanted to double check. not really sure how to help you, what has worked in the past for you ? im also not really sure what to say about ‘jumping to conclusions’