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Old 05-12-2015, 10:39 AM
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I feel like I am whining more than I should be, but the anxiety is really getting to me today at work. I'm on edge and can feel my heart thumping in my chest. I gotta keep moving forward though. I know beer won't solve this problem. In fact my AV finally shut up late yesterday afternoon. He'll be back though. Anyway, I know that it just takes time. I'm only on day 14 this time around. Still taking it minute by minute each day.
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Old 05-12-2015, 11:03 AM
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Hang in there LS. You're doing great. Fourteen days already. Deep breaths.
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Congrats on two weeks. You're on your way!
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hang in there! have you tried meditating at all? I find it kind of hard, but even if I can do it for 3-5 minutes it seems to help me when I get anxious or agitated
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I found it helpful to take deep breaths, sit up straight and relax my shoulders and close my eyes. Even for just a few minutes.

You can do it! 14 days is great.
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Congrats on day 14. You are one day closer to having a clear mind, healthy body and content spirit!
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Thanks everyone. I'm feeling slightly better now. I go up and down the anxiety roller coaster most days at work.

site1Q84, I've tried meditation in the past for various reasons, but never felt that I was doing it properly. I haven't tried it to help with sobriety yet. I need to do a little research about it and give it a try no doubt.
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Day 14 is great. I'm glad you're aware of your AV.
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Originally Posted by LiberatedStorm View Post
Thanks everyone. I'm feeling slightly better now. I go up and down the anxiety roller coaster most days at work.

site1Q84, I've tried meditation in the past for various reasons, but never felt that I was doing it properly. I haven't tried it to help with sobriety yet. I need to do a little research about it and give it a try no doubt.
Hi LS,

I was not into meditation and such, but my emotions really got out of hand. I found that - real meditation for real alcoholics - worked for me. The guys writing is difficult but there are audio exercises/examples.
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Old 05-13-2015, 02:55 PM
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I've been doing the "guided" meditation videos on youtube.. sometimes they're helpful and sometimes they seem to distract me. They may work for you though!
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glad things are a little better now ls

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