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Do you have any tips to help me adjust to anxiety?

I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder a few months ago, and am on a medication. Life is hard with anxiety, and I don't know how to really get my life back or adjust to the anxiety. To make it better. Do you know how I can do this?
Category: G.A.D 5 years ago
miserybusiness
Asked 5 years ago

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About 8 years ago I was diagnosed with GAD, trust me, it will get better! First thing I can say is this...... BELIEVE that it is ONLY anxiety. Because it is ONLY anxiety. The way you think can help with your anxiety a lot more than you think!
betterthananxiety
Answered 5 years ago
betterthananxiety

I fully agree with Bryan! Just remember, it's anxiety. You can manifest so many other problems because of it. That's one of the worst parts, the downward spiral. Take everyday as it is, no need to rush ahead.
Jmellio
Answered 5 years ago
Jmellio

No matter how crazy life gets, don't neglect yourself. Doesn't matter if it's downtime to relax in a bath, going for a hike, treating yourself to a nice meal, spending time with a friend that makes you feel good...Just come up with something that you consider "self-care", at least a couple times a week. Sometimes even 5 minutes watching cat videos on YouTube helps me forget about my anxiety for a little bit!
ericaaa
Answered 5 years ago
ericaaa

I've been suffering from GAD all throughout my life now, and I wasn't formally diagnosed with GAD until three years ago. Some of the things that have helped me is taking one day at a time--I try not focus on what tomorrow will bring, what happened yesterday, or what will happen in a few months from now. Instead, I only focus on what needs to be done today and making sure that if I don't feel accomplished, then at least trick myself into thinking I've accomplished something. It's okay to plan things out, and write things like appointments or work schedules on a calendar, but worrying constantly about what's coming next only makes you exhausted and stresses you out before it even happens. Another trick I've found in dealing with GAD is not judging my day until after it is over--I don't label the day as 'good' or 'bad' until I've finished it. As far as my anxiety goes, on days where it's almost not noticeable, and I feel great about myself and my accomplishments no matter how small, are 'good' days. On days where my anxiety is extremely noticeable, and I don't feel too great about myself and feel like I haven't accomplished anything, are 'bad' days. We all have good and bad days, even people that don't suffer from anxiety disorders. The trick to having more good days vs. bad days is reminding yourself that 1) It's okay to take some time for yourself. In fact, you should. 2) Whatever happens tomorrow will happen, you can't prevent tomorrow from coming and just because you think something bad is going happen doesn't mean it will happen. 3) Taking some time to find the humor in your everyday life, even the mistakes you have made or make. I hope my tips have helped you! Oh, and also remember that we're all here to support each other. :D
hrsnead
Answered 5 years ago
hrsnead

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