I focus so much on my anxiety

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I've noticed over the last few weeks all I think about and focus on is my anxiety going over and over it in my head till my head feels likes it's going to explode and I start panicking thinking I'm going mad , I've been told by people close to me that I am focusing on it to much but I always shrug it off like no I don't but I actually need to tell myself that's all I do at the moment asking myself why I'm like this , an I ever going to get better and is it anxiety or something else it takes over my mind and I feel trapped and start googling my symptoms when I should know by now anxiety is causing this im getting so frustrated that it gets to me so much. I need to start thinking about what's around me instead of what's going on in my head does anyone else focus on there stupid thoughts 24/7 ?? 😑

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    I know exactly how you feel. It can be totally consuming. I get so many symptoms and it usually goes from one to another but normally focuses around my heart.
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    I've gotten better with this during the last few months, but yeah, I focus on my anxiety pretty much all the time. It's hard not to. But I've started to just let the thoughts and fears happen and live my life as normally as I can. Hopefully we'll all figure out better ways of dealing with it in the future :\

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    tom

    Why worry and what are you anxious about. ?.

    There is just so much to do to divert our negative feelings. You need to defeat your fears and get on with tour life

    Look for diversions and take on interests that will make you more positive in your outlook. With my medical  problems I have interests I enjoy like gardening, looking after my Orchard and taking our Dog Pax for a walk. We go on holidays and take two days out a week. Our interests are National Trust, English Heritage and Historic Houses and we visit all the different properties castles etc.We are going to the Scottish Boat Show this weekend and we are going to be taken out to be shown how to pilot our own boat, if we may get on. Sometimes we look at other hobbies and we research them. If they come to nothing so what, w look for something else, We have an old caravan on the Scottish Border, something else to do. We keep ourselves occupied. Things do not need to spend money the best things like dog walks are good ways to divert our Anxiety.

    Give it a try, you do not need to do anything complicated, stop your negative thoughts

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    It gets frustrating. Im not sure when i decieded to believe so many of my own thoughts myself. They are thoughts and yet we empower them until they become debilating sometimes.it is strange if you break it down,
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    I find the more you try and stop your worrying the harder it is and you end up focusing on it even more. If someone asked you to picture a white polar bear and then said you can't think about it now for the next 5 minutes you can't do it, your brain wants to think about it, and the more you try and stop yourself the harder it becomes. I do exactly the same as you, it's on my mind constantly! I google everything! Including my medication, self help tips, symptoms etc. I know that all I'm doing is feeding my anxiety but it's such a difficult cycle to get out of. Iv just started cbt again and I'm hoping it's going to help. There is a book called "the worry trick" that I find good, iv just started it a few days ago (downloaded on to my kindle) I wish I could offer some advice to help but I'm currently having the same problem as yourself. Have you spoken to your GP?

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