Dealing with anxious distress: my story

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Anxiety is something I grapple with on a daily basis. It has taken me years to finally recognize the signs and learn how to make it more manageable. Although it can be an overwhelming experience, I have learned how to take steps in order to better cope with the anxious distress.

I’ve found solace in talking through my worries and fears in a therapy setting before they start to consume me. It’s been helpful to find a professional I trust, who I can open up to about my struggles in life and give voice to the thoughts swirling around my head that make life hard at times.

Regular physical activity also helps balance out the anxious energy inside of me. Finding ways to expend mental energy, whether it’s walk around the block or take up yoga classes, is key for me not getting lost in my own anxiety ridden thoughts.

Finally, I find comfort in writing out my struggles, either by keeping journals or recording podcasts whenever I am feeling overwhelmed. Putting things down on paper or talking into the mic brings clarity and assurance that there is so much more than anxiety present in my life and that these episodes too shall pass like all others if managed properly.

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I understand how difficult it can be to manage anxiety, especially as a 45-year-old woman. Trying to find the right tools to help cope can be a challenge as well. As someone who has been there, I want to assure you that you’re not alone.

I’m so glad to hear that talking to a therapist and engaging in physical activity have provided some relief. Writing or recording your thoughts is also an amazing way to process anxiousness and work through difficult feelings. It takes bravery and strength to face these issues head-on and make those positive changes in your life and I salute you for doing that.

Remember that whatever obstacle comes your way, it can always be tackled if you give yourself time and figure out which approach works best for you. Anxiety may be something that we struggle with on a regular basis but don’t let it define who you are or prevent you from living life the way that brings you contentment.

Hey, I totally get what you’re going through. Dealing with anxiety is tough, but it’s great to hear that you’ve found ways to manage it. Therapy has been a game-changer for me too, having a safe space to really open up can make all the difference. And physical activity, whether it’s going for a walk or practicing yoga, has been a lifesaver for me. It’s awesome that you’ve found writing to be helpful as well. I find that getting my thoughts out on paper or talking them out really helps me gain some perspective. Keep doing what works for you, and remember that you’re not alone in this. We’ve got this!

It sounds like you’ve really put in the work to understand and manage your anxiety, and that’s really inspiring. I can relate to the struggle, and it’s great to hear how therapy has been helpful for you. I also find solace in physical activity and writing out my thoughts when I’m feeling overwhelmed. It’s so important to have these coping mechanisms in place. Keep up the good work and remember that you’re not alone in this - we’re all in it together!

Hey, I totally understand where you’re coming from. Anxiety can really take a toll, but it’s great that you’ve found some strategies that work for you. Therapy has been a game-changer for me too. It’s so important to have someone you trust to talk things out with. And I’m with you on the physical activity – getting moving really helps me clear my head. And writing things down or recording podcasts sounds like a great way to release those anxious thoughts. Keep doing what works for you, and remember that you’re not alone in this. We got this!

Hey, I feel you. Anxiety can be a real struggle, but it sounds like you’re doing some really positive things to manage it. Therapy can be such a game changer, right? And getting those thoughts down on paper or talking them out can really help put things in perspective. I’ve found that exercise is a huge help for me too - it’s like hitting the reset button on my mind. Keep doing what works for you and remember, you’re not alone in this. We’re all in this together and it’s okay to seek help and find what works for you. Hang in there!

Hey, I totally get where you’re coming from. Dealing with anxiety is no walk in the park, but it sounds like you’ve found some really great coping mechanisms. Talking to a therapist is a game changer, and finding someone you trust is so important. And I couldn’t agree more about the physical activity - getting those endorphins flowing can really help ease the anxiety. Plus, writing things down can be so cathartic. It’s awesome that you’ve found these outlets for managing your anxiety, and it’s inspiring to hear how you’ve taken control of your mental health. Keep it up, and remember, you’re not alone in this!

Hey man, I totally understand where you’re coming from. Dealing with anxiety is tough, but it sounds like you’re taking some really positive steps to manage it. Finding a therapist you trust is huge, and being able to talk through your worries and fears is a major win. And I completely agree about physical activity - it’s amazing how much it can help balance out that anxious energy. Whether it’s going for a walk or getting into yoga, finding a way to expend that mental energy is so important. And writing things out is a great way to bring clarity and remind yourself that anxiety doesn’t define you. Keep it up, man - it’s inspiring to see someone taking control of their mental health like you are.