Stress

This probably should have been apparent a long time ago, seeing as I suffer from anxiety on a regular basis, but I can not handle stress. This goes to a point where I worry so much, I make myself ill. I get weak, I constantly feel anxious and a lot of the time I shut down and can not even communicate properly with others.

You would think being a grown up and having dealt with many stressful situations in the past that I would be used to it by now, but it seems to have gotten worse. My mind will not shut off from my worries until it gets dealt with, or more often than not, I run away from it so I do not have to face it at all.

I am currently at the point of fight or flight and my usual option choice is to get far away and admit defeat. That is all I have ever done, but it is not something that I can do this time. I mean I could, but I really do not want to.

There is no real need for this particular post, but I just felt the need to rant a little. There is always tomorrow.

-Sara

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  1. Even if it is to no one in particular, write the letter. All you write about ends up belonging to the paper and no longer to the writer, sometimes instantly, and other times a bit at a time. Emotionally that is.

    This was an idea that was introduced to me a while ago and it seems to actually work for me, somewhat like venting but vis a different medium. So perhaps there was a reason for this post and there is still tomorrow.

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  2. Sort to hear your going through a horrid time. It doesn’t matter how old you are has no age limit. Please try to talk to someone about it or even talk to yourself in the mirror about what is worring you. I know it seems silly but talking to yourself and pulling idiotic faces at yourself really really helps. I did this a lot when I had my cancer diagnosis, however I made sure there was no one around to see or hear me. I also had counselling sessions and even though I felt embarrassed I couldn’t cope, I soon realised that actually getting mental health help was the best thing ever.
    It’s good to rant, it’s normal to feel fear, anger, pain, sadness guilt, joy, happiness etc let it out love. Xx

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  3. In order to get to where you are you probably operated beyond breaking point for too long. Those of us who have these conditions are not weak despite what small minds may tell us. Not only are we strong but we often show more strength and restraint in what we often don’t say.
    Keep well and keep your awareness πŸ˜‡

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      1. I have a PhD in keeping on returning to the campfire after they have kept shooting at me and poisoning me. Like Roger Rabbit – who is actually Lt-Col Roger Rabbit – I have to follow my laughter.
        All the way to La la land dear lady πŸ¦ŠπŸ˜…β˜Ί

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      1. I’ve learned this in a book called Anxiety & Phobia Workbook by Edmund J Bourne. I am using positive counter statements every day. Now I’ve even gone on to use positive affirmations with negative beliefs. πŸ™‚

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  4. I get overwhelmed a lot too, but seem to have lucked into a coping strategy – putting one foot in front of the other, and plodding onwards. I always imagine I’m being judged while doing so, but things tend to turn out OK in the end (usually).

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  5. Ah, yes, stress is my enemy too. There really aren’t universal ways to combat it, but I find videos games, reading or writing something helps me lower my stress. That or pizza, but I’m trying to stop that πŸ˜›

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  6. Be calm, you have to learn how to deal with stress, find somethings to do. Stress is a part of life, sometimes it takes a huge part in life for people like us 😦 . For me my daily walk it very helpful and i try to meditate too.

    Good luck dealing with stress and hope you feel better.

    Stay strong :). Cheers ! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year.

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  7. Thanks for rambling. I’m not in the best of head spaces, either. Sometimes you get so overwhelmed, that you just say: “No” to stress. But that is not possible in all situations. Take it day by day. Step by step. One at a time. I know it sounds silly, but try to consciously take deep breaths. Breath in and out. It helps me. Even if just for a few seconds. You can repeat the breathing in and out until your mind is just a bit calmer. Best of luck!

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  8. I know this feeling all too well. Zoloft and Cognitive Behavior Therapy help a lot. There are really bad days that I can’t get up off of the couch and don’t wanna talk, but then the calmer days I find myself thinking about how weird it is that I am barely shaking. So you are not alone. Hope you feel better… rant away!

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    1. I hope you do too. I have decided this time not to ride it out, but to put my foot down and tell my anxiety to stick it where the sun doesn’t shine. I am fed up of being fed up all the time and I am going to try and make a change.

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  9. Do you ever get/ feel DP/DR? I try so many things to cope but anxiety sometimes overpowers me. Sometimes I laugh about it, at others I find a dark corner where I could peacefully cry.

    You’re not alone and even though it is recurrent, the good thing is that we are persistent in making the best out of life too.

    And we will!

    Cheers. πŸ™‚

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  10. All I wanna say is whether you believe it or not, your life is valued by someone. One thing we all have in common as human beings is that we all go through stress. Its the circumstances that differ. Sometimes it’s very difficult to open up about it but doing so can release some of the tension. I appreciate you sharing this piece because I, myself have gone through a state of depression this past two years and ended up finding comfort in writing about it hoping to help someone else that may be able to relate to it. I hope all is well Sara.

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    1. Thank you for your kind and encouraging words. You seem to understand and empathise with others and that is such a brilliant trait to have. I appreciate you taking your time to reach out with such a lovely comment. I hope that your writing has helped you as much as you help others.

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