I used to smile at how silly they were at times, anxiety play your tricks if you must I no longer care.The way to rid yourself of them is to allow them to be there, not to rid yourself of them, worry why you have them.They wont go overnight, in my case they came less often and with less force.
O.k todays post is something someone wanted me to post on.
I do have this page on my main site that explains certain things but I will try and explain more here.
The original question was……Paul, could you please do a post regarding obsessive thought cycles.
Mine are fear of dying, fear of hurting someone physically or sexually, all the usual, fear of self harm/suicide, ITS CRIPPLING MATE and my last symptom to go.
I know you yourself have suffered these and your bit in your book is amazing, but without being nosy could you elaborate a little more on what you suffered. It is the memory of having these thoughts and the fear of them and trying not to think them that is keeping me thinking them!
Firstly anxiety is excess adrenalin, add this to bad nerves and this is why we feel anxious.
Now anxiety/adrenalin needs a release, do you ever feel fidgety, like you cannot stand still?
Well adrenalin also finds its release in obsessive, odd, scary thoughts, that’s all it is anxiety finding a release.
The trouble is the way we lived our lives before anxiety, we think if we think it it must be true or we might follow it through, in fact sometimes its not just the thought, it is WHY we are having them that bothers people.
So this is the thing we need to address, understand why they are there and they become less scary and don’t mean as much.
Don’t go around questioning why you feel this way or wonder if you may carry a thought through, you won’t, again its just anxiety playing its tricks.