Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Northern Illinois
I used to have anxiety issues as well.
I have heard of many different ways to deal with stress and worry.
The one I personally use is religion based, giving things over to God sort of speak.
The same concept can apply without religion, however. Basically, ask yourself what you can solve by worrying. For example, let's say your worried about paying bills this month. Okay so you ask yourself "What can I do?" Well what you CAN do is work an overtime shift (if possible) and not spend extra money on trivial things, such as take out or movies.
Once you have decided what you can do, do it. Then let go of those things you cannot. You cannot change that you have to pay your bills, but you can control HOW you choose to pay your bills, and then give the rest over to God, or fate, or chance, or whatever you want to call it.
Do your best with what you have, where you are at, and just let the rest fall into place. If you can't change it, then worrying will get you nowhere, except maybe to a doctors office.
** Don't be the rider who gallops all night and never sees the horse that is beneath him **