Could use advice about anxiety
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Quis is right, exercise is helpful. Remember, anxiety is not always maladaptive.  Find one of those Life Events Stress checklists online and do it  - I think the last year has probably been full of changes for you, right?  Stressful life events?  Please take that into consideration before you start feeling guilty, OK?  :) 

The thing with your boss. It might be helpful if you try to figure out why she pushes your buttons.  Is it you specifically?  Is it related to some particular issue?  Is she a control freak?  Does she just like watching you squirm?  Try to figure out why it happens without feeling anything about it.  If it is bad enough, find another job.  There are some jobs you leave, and others from which you escape.  If she's just a jerk, then why put yourself through it?  If you really hate it there you'll feel better as soon as you start looking for something else.

It seems like you're worried about having an anxiety problem.  It might make you feel better if you learned more about the differences between situational and chronic anxiety.  You can find the DSM IV online and read the diagnostic criteria for Generalized Anxiety Disorder and kind of use that as a guideline.  If you're still worried, talk to a therapist - not a primary care doctor because they have one eye on the clock and another eye on the prescription pad and it's too early for something like that.

If like most people your anxiety is situational, you will do yourself a huge favor by learning to control it so that it doesn't become chronic.  Have you ever meditated?  Learned how to be aware of your breathing and pulse?  That can help you identify situations in which your anxiety level increases.  Keep a journal of these situations - they're probably things you already avoid because they make you uncomfortable.  Then after a week or so, look for patterns. 

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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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