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I had something weird happen to me. Today was a very stressful day. I was yelled at in traffic for a very rude man, the traffic itself was horrible and difficult to deal with. I had two run ins with very rude shop keepers. I mean, the drivers were awful! I would feel myself start to get panicky, but I made it through and was able to keep it all under control. Then I got home and my throat started hurting and feeling tight, thus I worried about that...I kept telling myself it was just the anxiety, but you happens. Well, I decided to go get some comic books and this lady at the comic store mistook me as someone who worked there, I decided to help her anyway, but she was a really chatty lady and I had comics waiting at the front, so that was irritating to me. Then I got home and my kitten was being so bad again and I was having to scold her while I was trying to eat and that annoys me. My head was also hurting, probably from stress now that I think about it, which was causing me MORE stress... I tell you all of that to get to kind of add background info for when I get to my question. So, anyway, I'm sitting there, trying to eat and I just want to cry. So, I did. And I kept crying and kept crying and it started to scare me. And what happens when we get scared when we have anxiety and are all alone? We start to snowball. So, I went from crying to full on sobbing to worrying that I was going crazy. To me, I had handled everything, why was I still sad? Why did I want to cry? For me at the moment it felt out of nowhere and it made me feel like I was going crazy. Which, of course, brought up even more bad self-talk. I went and got my sister, paced around, and talked. She said that what probably happened was that all the stuff that had happened all day had probably just stressed me out. She was with me when it all happened in the day and she said it made her stressed too. Looking back on the day, I can see when I would be stressed. My question is do you all experience this? What do you do about it? How do I let things go? I don't want to carry around the stress from the jerk who yelled at me in traffic, or the bitchy shopkeep. I want to just let it go and let it not bother me. I feel like the MAJORITY of my anxiety and panic attacks are related to the fact I can't let things go and calm down. Even if I'm physically calm, mentally I apparently hold on to it. Any advice on how to let that all go? I have gotten so good at being able to calm the attacks, but I need advice and help on this part now. I feel like it is the second part to my recovery process.
Category: Anxiety 7 years ago
Asked 7 years ago

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Answered 7 years ago

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