generalized anxiety disorder
There are a lot of myths around what it's like to have both mental health conditions at the same time. Let's clear some of those up.
The "Voice" host has been very open about his mental health and how he copes.
Are you "just a worrier," or has anxiety begun to eat away at your life? The author of "On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety" reveals how she realized the toll fear was taking on her.
• If you're a loner that's fine, but not so great for anxiety. Put on some easy listening music with head phones and zone
You may become aware that people around you are noticing you are a more relaxed person. You may find that even though you're
If you're suffering from anxiety, the most unhelpful piece of advice anyone could ever give you (especially if you have OCD too) is "just don't think about it" or "think about something else." Wouldn't it be amazing if it were that easy?
If you're in the same boat as me, please know that you don't have to suffer alone. Your mental health concerns are nothing to be ashamed of. Go to your GP. Tell them how you are feeling. If you walk away feeling embarrassed or ashamed or unsupported, it's time to find a new GP, because I promise, you don't need to feel alone in your suffering anymore.
The techniques below are not easy. They are not a passive way of overcoming panic like "just breathe." These steps require work. But it's work that will pay off. (At least it did for me.)
A friend put it well: "I realized that I did everything in a rush. Even simple things like brushing my teeth or making coffee. And 80 percent of what I do on a typical day does not require hurrying and rushing. That creates a lot of stress and worry throughout the day."