Re: Treatment for Anxiety (not medication)
I agree with hry33.
The key lies within you and for you to be willing to recognise the thoughts that lead you to behaviours that you don't like. With that you make change and hopefully to a direction in being your "old self".
But think about this.....the "old self" sometimes is a fantasy, without the baggage that's been accumulated. How about the "new self", one that's lived through it all and starting new. Why go back, that's where all the problems are? Anxiety is fear of the future, no wonder we hang on to the "old" safe us. If it was really examined, the old self really doesn't exist.
If your behaviours aren't too intrusive then you might want to adjust them into an area where you're more accepting of you (and others).
It's not black/white, either/or, all/nothing. There's a lot of accepting though the process, and that's what many people have a problem with.
The old saying, change what you can, accept what you can't holds true.
It's all a matter of perspective!
Last edited by quincy; 08-23-2004 at 02:12 PM.