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Having recently (today) realised that I look for reassurance in everything I do, say, wear, do my house up etc etc I looked up reassurance on the internet and looked at the symptoms related to GAD and I almost feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders knowing it is a true condition and not me just going mad. I have had a history of depression, the worst episode following the break up of a long term relationship.
Again, I have recently just broke up with my partner and struggling to find any motivation to do anything proactive or productive and experience anxiety both day and night (worry that I'll never find a partner to settle down with, live a lonely life despite having quite a wide circle of friends).
No doubt my condtition has helped break up my realtionship with constant insecurities about 'us'.
My work is very stressful having to deal with on the spot complaints from irate customers and having to think on my feet every time. My job relies heavily on motivating others, being very switched on and having an amazing memory.
I'm really struggling to remember the last 2 minutes or focus on the next task in hand let alone plan anything medium to long term. I'm just not able to concentrate at all.
I've read Cognative therapy helps but because I can work 12 hour days there really isn't the time to put inot this and I'd rather not take medication.
But I need to do something. And I need to do it quick as I'm anxious about my work suffering which then brings on anxiety about losing my job, my home, my life?
What do you suggest?
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