Sometimes when there is a lot of background noise in my life, I get to feeling a littler anxious. It’s not like I’m losing the peace that I’ve found, it’s because there are too many loose ends that need sorting out. A few things here and there soon build up into one bigger thing. It is then that the trouble begins because I forget what it was in the first place that was troubling me. I find sorting things out as I go along much easier. Check this site out if you need to air a few problems in safe company. www.panicsurvivor.com
A problem aired is a problem halved so the saying goes. Does sharing a problem reduce anxiety and worry or does it lower self esteem in as mush as it lets the other person know that you are not coping?
Just trying to let the cat among the pigeons and provoke some response on the subject of doing it alone or letting people in. When I worry a lot about something and I don’t see myself as being in ‘control’ of my own life I tend to get full of pride. My pride says that I cannot be seen as a worried and fretful and without really thinking about it I start to project an image of myself that doesn’t fit the truth. I think it’s part of the human condition and needs the effort of vigilance to counteract it.
My question I suppose is one concerning limitations. Can a person having difficulty with anxiety and panic really sort it out off of their own back? Does medication alone work, does verbally sharing the problem work, does crashing through it and getting on with life work, does self sufficiency alone work, or do we need somebody or something else?
My own experience is that going it alone really takes a super-human effort which I do not possess. I think that it depends on where a particular person is damaged and how much damage there is. Could we say that people who find it hard to trust generally find living harder than those who can trust? I don’t know if it’s a rule but there is certainly some truth in that statement. I’m not laying down any laws, only suggesting that knowing our limitations points us in the right direction toward what we need and that pride gets in the way when we are trying to present to the world a version of ourselves which isn’t true. I believe that the unaided human will cannot solve my problems. This is the beginning of seeing my own limitations.