Hey everyone, hope all who are reading this are doing well.
I’ve been struggling with heavier bouts of anxiety lately; I’ve had some health-related concerns over the past month or so and I’ve been in and out of doctor’s offices and have had multiple tests come back negative. Even when these results come back negative and my doctors reassure me I’m fine right now, I still have severe anxiety especially in the evenings when I’m home alone, where my mind will start to wander, I’ll fixate on every little tiny thing I notice with my body, and I feel the urge to rush to WebMD on my phone or make another appointment with my doctor. I hate this, I hate going to bed with my heart damn near pounding out of my chest and not being able to just focus or relax. Dwelling on all these feelings eventually ends in bringing me to tears, which I hate to admit but seems to be the only way to get past any of it.
I’m lucky enough to have been able to schedule a short sit-down with a mental health professional tomorrow evening, but I’m just wondering right now if anyone out there who deals with this type of anxiety has any coping strategies you use to either calm your mind, focus on one thing, or just improve their overall mood.
Appreciate any input, thanks for reading.
Edit: I am excited to say that last night I ordered both Dwarf Planet and Mountains! I’m really looking forward to getting those in the mail and start working on them.