Are you an anxious person? : LUSENET : like sands : One Thread

If not, do you have any tips on lowering your anxiety level while still remaining a productive member of society?

-- Anonymous, April 12, 2000


lots of sex

(or at least, this is what I imagine -- how can you be anxious if you're having lots of sex -- okay, I'm sure someone will give me an example why not)

Oh, wait, and you said be productive as well.

starving philosophers without food only think of food not philosophy - -someone said that, or something like that/

-- Anonymous, April 12, 2000

Oh, I'm hideously anxious and pathetically pessimistic. I've been in law school for two years, and I haven't opened my grades in a year and a half. I'm afraid to look. I just show up on the first day of term and hope my name is on the roll. I do the same with bills-- send random amounts to my creditors, never open the bills, and hope they'll leave me alone. And I haven't balanced a checkbook since Reagan's first term: seeing a minimal balance would depress me to where I couldn't function at anything else... I obsess over anything being Bad or Going Wrong, and as long as I don't know, I can function during my daily life.

-- Anonymous, April 12, 2000


-- Anonymous, April 12, 2000

Anxious person? Moi? Oh yes I am... (taking a combination of Paxil and Buspar to help deal with it.)

Medication is one answer. Picturing my kitty-cats curled up together on my unmade bed is another. They don't know the meaning of anxiety, not for a second - not even when their food dish is empty. Thinking about them, their grace and beauty, is very restorative to my peace of mind.

-- Anonymous, April 12, 2000

i eat :)

-- Anonymous, April 14, 2000

find something to obsess over and everything not related to that one thing will seem less important and not as stressful. this "thing" can be something as mundane as finding a comfy chair (i did this and my chair feels soooo good). i usually prefer to obsess over sushi, but that's just me.

-- Anonymous, April 14, 2000

Well, I don't feel anxious most of the time, it is rare that things are really so important that they should get to you so I place most things in this category. I still get anxious once in a while though.

As for that classmate you talked about, he gets stressed just like everyone else so everyone has a little anxiety sometimes.

Tell us more dreams when you get a chance.

-- Anonymous, April 14, 2000

Anxiety will decrease as the plot unfolds. In the meantime, meditate on the good things that compulsive overachievement can bring: professional success, social status, and a neatly made bed.

-- Anonymous, April 19, 2000 that's the secret of a neatly made bed.

thanks cg

-- Anonymous, April 19, 2000

I almost never make my bed. My anxiety only extends to things that I consider to be crucial to my well-being. Having a nicely-made bed doesn't qualify.

-- Anonymous, April 21, 2000

Caffeine and/or sugar are both known to exacerbate anxiety.

I find a lack of sleep worsens anxiety as well.

Exercise is a great way to relieve anxiety.

There's also drugs...

-- Anonymous, April 26, 2000

Lots of Sex and Sleep-----and exercise every once in awhile. Smoke cigerates in moderation. Take medication to help you relax/sleep at night. Talk with friends about whats worrying you......and do not drink Alcohol in access. That is how I am very productive in Work and College for my bachelors degree. I could of applied for disability and probably still can...if I hire the right attorney. My anxiety can through me totally out of balance--I have Panic Disorder added on top of all this. Call me Crazy, but aren't we all a little nuts?

-- Anonymous, December 19, 2001

Well i think lots of sex or may beexcreting the sprem can help you you son of a bitch

-- Anonymous, February 21, 2002

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