I always read the Whole Living Challenge of the Day email that I wake up to in my inbox every day. I always do my best to follow them. However, today was one of the first days I read the Today’s Takeaways section and it hit home….Less Stress Now. For those of you who have read my responses lately you’ve probably seen that I have complained about stress lately. I’ve been complaining about anxiety and stress for weeks now yet I’ve done nothing at all to fix it.
Well, has it ever taken a breaking point or specific situation for you to realize that something needs to change and that change needs to happen now? For me it took a full blown panic attack and ER trip yesterday to realize something has to change.
I’ve never been the type of person to take a prescription for anything. I’d rather ride it out or try a natural method. So now I’m left here with a bottle of Ativan and a phone number for a Psychiatrist. Sure, I’ll call the Psychiatrist; I think it will do me a world of good to talk to someone about what I’m going through to find ways to conquer my anxiety. As for the prescription, I’ll hang on to it and take it if I feel like a panic attack is coming on but I want another option. I want to deal with this naturally but when I asked the ER nurse for any recommendations she just rambled off different anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medications. Look, I’m not against anything, and I know all those medications help so many people every day. I’m simply looking for advice on other options.
What I would love to hear is some tried and true methods of dealing with anxiety other than pills. Again, I’m not against them and I don’t frown upon anyone that takes them, I’m just looking for some tried and true suggestions for conquering anxiety naturally. Thanks everyone for taking the time to listen.