In order to recover from anxiety disorder I have found that I needed to be disciplined. Not so much with trying to order everything in my life but with following a few things on a daily basis.
The world of the angst ridden is on the surface quite chaotic. But a closer look shows that there are quite deliberate patterns tirelessly repeating themselves day in and day out.
Thus the children of the ‘panic’ as we might be called, are half way there when it comes to discipline. Discipline is just to follow a certain way or path. Hence the word (probably where it comes from anyway) disciple! We panicky types need routine and discipline – however boring it might be – because productive routines bring safety and safety in turn gives us time to reflect. Our thoughts are no longer rushing around unable to be caught and put in a sentence. When we are bored enough we know it will be time to move on.
Try this discipline for a few days or weeks: when you wake up think about what you’d like to get done today. Speak out loud to the universe, spirit or God and ask for what you need to do these things. In doing what you have laid down, do not overlook opportunities in which to give something away. Give it freely, be it time, your ear, some cash (if you are able) and see what benefits enrich you as time goes by. This is a beginning. Try it and see. We will be slaves no more – we need to be free from the bondage of self – this is usually wrapped up in helping others.