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Old 03-10-2022, 11:40 PM
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I need help

I need advice from some of you who have maybe been in a similiar situation , i am 68-69 days sober and my anxiety is still pretty high , i read that post acute phase can last for 2 years so i know that i have a long road ahead of me.
The last two months were relatively easy because i work from home , however i just found out that maybe in one or two months i will have to get a real job , i don't know if i am even capable of going to work and going through a whole shift of 8 hours without massive anxiety/panic attacks , is there anything i can do to speed the recovery up or do anything to make it easier for myself when that day comes ?
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Old 03-11-2022, 01:37 AM
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My mother used to say that she decided to stop worrying because she always worried about the wrong thing.
I would really try not to worry about things that might happen in the future, and focus on your day to day practice.
In terms of how to keep your anxiety under control, I found new habits around meditation, tai chi, yoga, walks, to be helpful.
I would also twirl around three times to break my thoughts.
if you have not read This Naked Mind, or Quit Like a Woman, they are full of great tips and tricks.
Also, re the two years thing, who knows, for me it was much shorter, once I totally committed and did not look back. It was the decision to never drink and never change my mind that took all that over thinking off the table.
I am not saying it was easy, but it was dead simple. I do not kick my dog, I do not hit my kids, and I do not drink. Decision taken, rest was execution.
Only thing I know for sure, is that drinking never helps anything, ever.
You got this.

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Old 03-11-2022, 01:42 AM
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Hi LazaB

my advice would be not to sell yourself short - I found I was more capable than I ever knew when I got sober.
Thats not to say I had my life all sorted - I’ve faced difficulties and challenges but I’ve come through it all, and stayed sober

The other thing is try not and future trip too much. Everytime I’ve worried about something that might happen, either not happened at all or it’s been far less of an ordeal than I feared it might be.

Sometimes ‘staying in the day’ is good advice

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Old 03-11-2022, 01:42 AM
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hey Dee, waas up?
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Old 03-11-2022, 01:49 AM
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Thank you so much for the responses , they really help a lot.
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Old 03-11-2022, 02:02 AM
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hey Dee, waas up?
Hey Dropsie
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Old 03-11-2022, 03:22 AM
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LazaB, you're doing good at over two months



I agree with Dee that "staying in the day" is good plan.
Remember, try to put the glass down
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CK, thanks for sharing that video
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