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Re: How do you put yourself back out there? Cseagraves

Posted by yxibow on May 25, 2009, at 1:47:52

In reply to How do you put yourself back out there?, posted by Cseagraves on May 24, 2009, at 19:04:41

> Was wondering.
>
> If I can ever get out of this dark hole (that so many of you have been in) after having extreme anxiety and agoraphobia, shaking all day, trembling at the thought of what most people would consider normal and being a prisoner to this condition and to my house, now also being totally depressed because of above and feeling so hopeless and dreading every day.
>
> If you find something that works, how do you just put yourself back out there when you've become so accustomed to the way you had to adjust your life to survive? Because of the med, do you just feel you can. (Iknow it will take some work on my part) As of right now, I cannot even fathom that I could actually exist everyday somewhat normal.


What is "normal" ? We sometimes define ourselves by others, those are not "afflicted" are somehow normal. But for everyone out there that appears somehow to be 'perfect' and holding down a job or the like, there are things that are hidden behind. We all face something. Nobody is perfect. Nobody.


> Just a question. Any responses would be great for those who have gone through this.

I still have problems "putting myself out there" -- its hard to push yourself to do things that you don't want to do. I really do understand that feeling. Often there's a feeling of retreat into a "safe place".

Getting therapy can help.


And the suggestions of doing "baby steps" are important. You can't get from A to B by just going to B.... you do steps, gradually so you're not overwhelmed. If you go too fast, you might retreat.


It's hard, I know... but having a goal oriented treatment is going to put you forward.


We live in the Here and Now... living in the present allows you to focus on your future, living in the past doesn't get you forward.


Hope is something that is within... you have to create it, its not given to you, you make it happen. And it will.


-- best wishes

-- Jay

 

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