Re: Racing thoughts
Kandr, are you anxious? If you are I think that we become anxious because as children we grew up in an insecure environment where we didn't feel safe and therefore, felt anxious. Once we have spent a few years in this environment developing like this it becomes a part of our personality until we fix it as adults. The way that I fixed it was to realize that when I was anxious that these feelings were just a triggered habit from the past. I would focus on my present and tell myself that that was then but this is now and I do not have any reason to be anxious now. Contributing factors for me were weak boundaries, because I couldn't stand up for myself, low self-esteem, because I certainly didn't want anyone to expose me, and finally, anxiety from others triggering my uncomfortable feelings. For this I worked on these feelings so that I was no longer uncomfortable with them.