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Re: panic LlurpsieNoodle

Posted by sunnydays on January 29, 2008, at 9:40:09

In reply to panic, posted by LlurpsieNoodle on January 29, 2008, at 9:16:16

The very nature of panic is that it is irrational, and that it can come on for no reason. I don't think it's important that you figure out why you're feeling panicky right now. I think that doing the guided meditation is a good idea, and I hope that works. Can you take a brisk walk? Do jumping jacks? Sometimes the panic and anxiety just needs a physical outlet, and I find that doing those things rather than sitting still curled up into a ball like I always want to do can push me through it. Physical exertion is sometimes the key for me.

Another idea is to just breathe. Focus on your breathing, in and out. Take a breath in, pause for a count of three, and then slowly exhale. Keep doing this for three minutes (longer if you can). It sometimes helps me. But stop if you start to feel dizzy, because you're probably hyperventilating.

I hope you can find some peace. Can you leave T a voicemail and tell him you were thinking about him and hope he is feeling better? And to call you when he knows for sure he will be back on Friday? That might ease some of the anxiety - it might be about being uncertain about whether he will be there or not.

Hang in there.

sunnydays


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