learning to chill out
April 12, 2008 6:34 PM Subscribe
what has worked for you if you consider yourself overall an anxious person?
i rarely suffer from any severe anxiety symptoms, panic symptoms or find that my anxiety is getting in the way of carrying out my daily activities, but rather it feels as if my general mood is of of rather high anxiety about a great many things and about nothing in particular, and has been so for years now.I come from a long line of worriers. i cant remember the last time i really relaxed in any kind of deep way. almost to the point where i cant even really remember how that felt, the world seems so colored with stress.
I perhaps shouldn't even be using the term anxiety. by and large i do not meet any of the clinical criteria for this as a clinical definition maybe it really is the world we are in right now.
i eat well, get plenty of rest and exercise, meditate. I take no medications. Drink a beer or glass of wine now and then.
What has worked for you if you were once feeling like this?
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