I think I might have anxiety. How do I deal with this when I can't talk to anyone about it?
Last Updated: 08/28/2018 at 10:48am
Stacey Kiger, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
My belief is that therapy is not about giving advice, but joining you on your journey
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Anxiety is a hard thing to go through. Personally, when I don't feel that I can talk to anyone, I try to write. Write down everything I feel and try to see it from another perspective. I also try to do things I like, such as playing the guitar and watching a movie. Another really good thing I do, when I feel like it's necessary, is to reach out to other people in the same situation. Maybe a forum, or a self help group. When that's not enough, I search professional help. Talking with a therapist or a doctor has been a huge help in my recovery.
I don't know why you can't talk about, but I'm sure you have your reasons. There are lot of coping mechanism you can use or learn about even at this website :) for example breathing exercises. If you can't talk about it, remember we are here for you everytime you feel anxious and need a friend or listening ears :)
When you feel anxious try clearing your head, repeating a positive mantra such as "everything is going to be ok". Focus on your breathing, inhale and exhale slowly, counting to three with each breath. Understand that you are in control, you can calm yourself down. It might be difficult at first, but you will get the hang of it. I also recommend seeking professional help to try and deal with the thoughts that lead to the anxiety in the first place. Good luck!
Anxiety can make it very difficult to approach others in person. Getting help by searching in forums of people having the same challenges/chatting online can be much easier and helpful.
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