POSITIVE THINKING!!

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About one month ago I posted on here, with no where to turn or no one to help with my anxiety\agraphobia problem. 

After 4 weeks of CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) I have finally started to see the light of day! Not only have I been to my local Co-Op but I've finally managed to drive out my village to my new house and stay there for at least 2 hours! 

I've set myself small goals to stick to everyday and with the gradual increase of driving distance i have finally started to feel better and happy about my progress! SMALL GOALS ARE ACHIEVEABLE!!!! REPEATITIVE Behaviour will make your anxiety lessen and you will over come those negative thoughts! 

remove your bad thoughts out of your head! Nothing is going to happen to you and you will be fine. The things that you do in every day life a minimal will not hurt you!

I am so thrilled i can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. By all means i am not cured and i still have some way to go to get back to work but I am Trying my hardest and will not give up on myself or life so easy. 

YOU DO NOT NEED MEDICATION- this may help some people but it certainly didnt help me and got me in this mess. 

Find your inner strength and tell your anxiety you are not going to be ruled by it! YOU ARE STRONG AND WILL DO ANYTHING YOUR MIND WILL LET YOU!!! REPROGRAM YOUR NEGATIVE THINKING AND PLAN FOR A HAPPY FUTURE. 

Anxiety is a natural bodily instint... it will not kill you!!!! 

 

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  • Posted

    Congratulations, Jenny...sounds as though you're making excellent progress...thanks for sharing your success!!!!
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    I really needed to hear this thank you and well done! I too have Been trying to get out a bit more too, unfortunately tonight I feel a bit up tight! I'll just ignore it for now! 

    Good luck x

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    Well done Jenny, im glad things are looking brighter for you, you should be so proud of yourself, keep up the good work your doing fantastic smilexx
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    Jenny your post is very encouraging.  I am so glad you are feeling better.  CBT is obviously working for you.  Well done. 

     

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    Hi Jenny, well done to you, your progress is encouraging to others who are maybe waiting for CBT. It's good to hear that if we put the effort in to getting well we can succeed. Small steps each time. Keep it up.

    Elizabeth. 

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      Thanks Elizabeth! It's all about the small steps! They gradually pushing yourself... It's repetitive exposure to the thinks you find anxious... It's like starting a new job, you don't really know what your doing to begin with but the more you do it the more confident you get and it becomes second nature!  
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    Well done! Congratulations! I have actually took a screen shot of this inspiration !

    can I ask do you do CBT with someone or via internet. I have been given an internet course busy my doctor to do xxx WELL DONE. biggrin

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      I'm glad I can help- everyday I see negative posts on here and no one updates with the positives.

      I am doing CBT with someone as I was rushed passed the waiting list as I wasn't leaving the house! Give it a go and you will start to reprogram the way you think about your anxiety. Good luck smile xx

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    Glad you're doing ok. I know anxiety won't kill me, but my quality of life is merely just existing. You may have recovered without meds, but for some people they are a life line
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      They may do work for some people but don't find yourself making excuses. Self defeat is the worse form... 

      What's the worse that can happen when you do stuff.... 

      Rational thinking is a winner! It's taken me a few weeks to get that way but it's clinging on in there... 

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      I am not making excuses for anything. I certainly needed meds for 6 months to enable me to think positively before making life changing decisions and to face up and discuss traumas in my life
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