Would you like to take back your life?
Have you made your condition a part of you daily life? If, you have it will always be in your life. Throughout my life I have lived with many mental conditions, the reasons they have never taken cotrol of my life has to do with not paying attention to them. When one of them could come out during certain situations I didn't give into it or spend any time thinking about what I just did, it was done and never remembered.
You can take back your life at any time. When I am faced with something or I feel out of my comfort zone, I will embrace and move forward to be more a part of it. Example, I couldn't feel my children when they small, there wasn't the ability to have that feeling. I could get mad and become depressed, but how would that help me? It wouldn't help.
My parents didn't ever let me know I was different. They never let me know I was slow or the reason behind not being able to understand school or the simple things in life. I grew up never walking away from any challenge, conflict or problem, to me they were just things to do along side of things I liked to do.
So, when my grandchildren were born I heal them all the time, for I have learned by continuing to be a part of something good or bad will only make it better or make it get worse. Then, two years later and 100s of hours of holding my grandchildren when they were babies, has brought out a dead feeling. Today, I can enjoy holding the new family members.
Thus, you want to accept and believe in your condition will only make it worse. By doing things the opposite of what you are doing will make it go away. The brain is like a 15 month old child, it gives you what you want to believe. Since, that is what you spend the most time doing.
Like not being around people will only makes my condition worse and /i know it. When I don't feel like being around people. I will get ready and go to the Mall. When I don't feel like talking to anybody, I will call up people I know to engage in a conversation. When I see a large ship which creates a bad scary feeling, I will go to the ship and walk around it touching it. If, I do this just one time will not be enough, I have to do it over and over.
Take back your life by taking back the controls. You need to stop listening to your mind. Turn off the tv, radio and stop listening to your thoughts. Plan a new day with outdoor activites doing things you wouldn't do. By doing this it will put you in control. Guess what? Everybody on this planet has fears. We are all the same when it comes to fear and worries about the things we don't understand.
Answered by Jonos
I love what you just wrote. But the truth is it's just not that simple for everyone. I envy your ability to forge ahead and not think about the things that might make you anxious or upset. That is a GREAT trait to have. I hope you carry on with that mind set. But, unfortunately, for me and many others we can't simply turn off or tune out that voice that tells us we're weird, less than, weak, crazy or just totally worthless. I wish it were just a matter of changing your thoughts and turning off the t.v. The truth is that if I do turn off the t.v. and radio and get off my computer I am left alone with my thoughts and that's not always a comfortable or happy place. I can't speak for others but sometimes I need that distraction as to not get more anxious and/or upset. I wish you the best and applaud you for having found a method that works for you but I am afraid this is not my way. If I could do what you are suggesting I would have done it years ago. I simply can't walk into a crowd when I'm feeling anxious. There are actual physical and mental repercussions if I do so and am not ready for it. Again, I applaud you and your method and if it works for others that is even better. I just don't think this method is as effective for everyone as much as I wish it was.