posted on Apr, 12 2010 @ 01:00 AM
I started feeling a bit like you describe. I don't have any family, and no one to take care of me, so with the recent economic situations, and other
doom and gloom, I found myself becoming preoccupied with negative thoughts and anxiety. Also, I have a stressful job that added to my anxiety and
I got off of ATS for awhile, had some bouts of good physical exercise outdoors, and tried a bit of meditation, or whatever you want to call it. About
20 minutes a day of not thinking about anything. I just imagined I was looking into swirling fog. If a thought crept in, I blocked it out. This
seemed to make me more relaxed.
During the day, I suppressed negative thoughts. I made a list of chores around the house and concentrated on finishing them.
It's too easy to get online and read all the doom and gloom, then start to dwell on it and let your mind become preoccupied with all the what-ifs
that could happen.
Attack any problems you can fix, and get them out of the way. Think positively that you have done the best you could. Accept that some things may
be out of your control, but be prepared the best you can. Good luck!