Could use advice about anxiety
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My anxiety levels have been a little high lately. I'm trying to improve my health in hopes of overcoming PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). I've recently read that even light drinking can exacerbate my condition, so I became a teetotaler. I've also read that stress is a major factor in this disease. And I think that winding down with a drink in the evening was one thing that was reducing my anxiety. Grrr..

Anyways, I think feeling anxious about things is just part of my nature. I am very sensitive to people. I get quite defensive about constructive criticism. I'm a perfectionist, and so when I am criticized, I take it very personally. My current boss tends to really push my buttons, even while my job is going well. She just kind of overreacts to things. The process of her addressing questions and difficulties involves her being overly critical and short with everyone. Whenever this happens I just start running around in circles with anxiety, feeling defensive, and imagining scenarios where I "let her have it".

This kind of thing always happens to me where I work, so I think that either God wants me to suffer in this way, or I need to change my approach. Perhaps both!

But it's frustrating that I keep feeling like my health suffers for these situations. I had similar situations going on at work when I miscarried a couple years back, and I worry that if I do finally start ovulating again, all the stress will cause another miscarriage.

Any specific prayers or suggestions for dealing with this kind of personality defect?
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Could use advice about anxiety - by Inion_Coinin - 05-12-2009, 07:40 PM
Re: Could use advice about anxiety - by Satori - 05-12-2009, 10:24 PM
Re: Could use advice about anxiety - by libby - 05-12-2009, 11:38 PM
Re: Could use advice about anxiety - by Tinuviel - 05-12-2009, 11:59 PM
Re: Could use advice about anxiety - by Historian - 05-13-2009, 01:14 AM
Re: Could use advice about anxiety - by Historian - 05-13-2009, 08:55 AM
Re: Could use advice about anxiety - by Joamy - 05-21-2009, 07:51 PM
Re: Could use advice about anxiety - by geogeer - 05-21-2009, 08:04 PM
Re: Could use advice about anxiety - by Iolanthe - 05-27-2009, 11:03 PM
Re: Could use advice about anxiety - by cgraye - 05-27-2009, 11:54 PM
Re: Could use advice about anxiety - by waiting4u - 06-23-2009, 01:02 PM
Re: Could use advice about anxiety - by kzarah - 06-24-2009, 01:20 AM
Re: Could use advice about anxiety - by cathalex - 06-24-2009, 11:21 PM
Re: Could use advice about anxiety - by libby - 06-25-2009, 12:04 AM
Re: Could use advice about anxiety - by cathalex - 06-25-2009, 01:41 AM
Re: Could use advice about anxiety - by libby - 06-25-2009, 11:38 AM



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