high anxiety

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Hi there i would like to know how people deal with day-day things whilst dealing with high anxiety. It can be simple things like house work etc. I also wonder how to detract from intrusive thoughts xx

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    Hi claire

    wished I knew the answer, the thoughts no matter what you do they are still there .

    joan 

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      Hi Claire,  I agree with Lesley doing things like housework etc help a lot. If I don't do my housework etc (and I am more limited these days due to arthritis) then, I find that not only do I have the original anxiety but then am worried that the house needs sorting as well.  It's a vicious circle I always feel a bit more relaxed when things are done.  I don't know your age or circumstances but if you don't go to work try and make sure you

      go out each day even just for a walk, and try to make time for yourself doing something you enjoy.  I sing in a rock and pop choir and for one and a half hours each week at rehearsal forget all my problems.  It does not last all week but it is something to look forward to which I love.

      Take care and keep in touch with the forum. 

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      You don't crumble any more than me believe it.Tried to go for a walk 5 mins had to come home,I could not do a job keeping the house is enough for me probably like you.

      joan xx

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    hi claire, for me i need to do something, im not good if i have too much time to think, do u work ? i know if i sit and dwell on things my mind goes into hyper mode, i imagine all kinds of things and ts never nice thoughts, always illness, death, accidents, my husband leaving me, my daughter being hurt, i find if my mind is occupied with other things, the thoughts arnt as frequent.  take care xx

     

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    Yeah I try to keep busy, if I have things to do in a day I feel much better as you dont

    have time to dwell on things as much, I often go running also with my sister and that helps and I really enjoy that smile I think it's important to fill your day with things you like doing, housework can be quite therapeutic at times especially with a little music smile x

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