posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 03:05 AM
I'm pretty much an expert on this by now.
Anxiety and Depression really stunted my growth. At the end of college I started having panic attacks and figured if I was going to have panic attacks
on the ssri's then the ssri's were BS. After I graduated I went into severe withdrawals. I had panic attacks, no car, no job, and ended up shivering
on the couch with a B.A. degree in biology. The Ssri's took about a year to fully get out of my system, or at least for my system to recover. All the
decisions I made while on them were "not myself" so I pretty much wasted 6 years of life in an altered state of mind, not that they affect everyone
that way, but I'm not a fan.
1. Put yourself in an environment that supports you. I get anxiety regarding driving in cities, and working. so I work from home mostly and slowly
work up to driving in the city. Also, stay near nature.
2. Stay away from drugs and alcohol, they are fun for a little bit but the next day anxiety is worse. I'd get panic attacks from medical
hypervigilance so keep homeostasis in the body as much as possible, until you are in a better place.
3. Eat healthy and exercise. EXERCISE. It helps probably the most, especially if it's like a walk or run outside in nature. Look for supplements that
work for you but don't take them if they cause anxiety.
4. Meditate, watch self help, read self help, watch ASMR on youtube to get to sleep. The hippie stuff really does work, just keep your mind open. Play
it in the background while you work, it lays subconcious goodies that help you develope new belief systems. Don't worry if people judge you reading
Jack Canfield or Wayne Dyer, # 'em, it's your life, which brings me to my next point.
5. Don't give a #. Most of our anxiety is related to how others will see us, therefore, not giving a # is medicine. Be positive about it though. I
just mean if you are worried about people thinking you are fat or something, don't.
6. Don't take depression/anxiety meds, as a personal opinion. The only time I got better is after I stopped taking meds. I think they are bull#
anyway, and a crutch if not. I did start drinking green tea with stevia, cut out most sugar, don't smoke, add turmeric and ginger to my tea (I drink
about a gallon in iced tea form daily) That # stopped my panic attacks almost completely within a few weeks. I also took fish oil during this time.
Turmeric and ginger I originally used to help headaches. I didn't believe it until it happened but hey, could have been any number of things, but
turmeric seems to have helped. I will say that a vallium or xanax were helpful when I had a bad attack, initially, but the less I took them and
confronted the anxiety the better it got. The benzos are great for a bad attack, just don't get dependent on them.
7. Make friends or hang out with them, if they are #ty friends get them out of your life. Hide negative posts on your social media, they bring me down
and will ruin my entire day, no matter how hard I try to not give a #. Just the way we are wired if we don't have other things or friends to distract
8. Be productive. Limit videogames and internet. It's helped me a lot, to find a purpose and continue on with life towards a goal. Having a goal
makes all the difference in the world. Remember, we are here for more than going to work, watching tv, and sleeping. Go out and find a passion. create
something, it will make you feel better.
9. Freedom. For me at least my anxiety is connected with a lack of freedom and the judgment that goes with a search for freedom. In my case it has to
do with my wanting to be my own boss or find creative work to do. It goes against my training and 9-5 cultural bearings. I hear it to no end from my
family and friends too, but hey, I'm surviving just fine doing what I want. I'd say find some kind of freedom or passion and go for it. You can work
and have freedom, just remember that while you are working you can save up for an investment in something you can produce and make money on. If you
can help it don't blow your check on BS and put it towards something that will MAKE you money.
Hope any of that helped. In summary, get to nature, get healthy, get security (mental, social, and financial)