Anxiety

Scripture on Anxiety

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Psalms 32:8-10 – I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.   (Read More…)

Psalms 34:14 – Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

Isaiah 43:1-3 – But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called [thee] by thy name; thou [art] mine.   (Read More…)

Matthew 6:25-34 – Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?   (Read More…)

John 14:1-4 – Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.   (Read More…)

John 14:27 – Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Philippians 4:6-7 – Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.   (Read More…)

Philippians 4:6 – Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Hebrews 13:6 – So that we may boldly say, The Lord [is] my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

James 1:5 – If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

1 Peter 5:6-7 – Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:   (Read More…)

1 Peter 5:7 – Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

1 Peter 5:10 – But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle [you].

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Anxiety

Anxiety Problems

I always though anxiety was more like panic attacks that you could feel.  Like one of my biggest problems used to be going into crowded places and I would feel so confined that I would have to leave.  I have left shoes on the floor, groceries in carts, items in Wal-mart because I just felt people were closing in on me and pressing against me.  I used to just leave everything and go home.  I am a big fan of online shopping because now I can shop from my home.  No stress!

Anxiety pops up in many different ways.  For some it’s thinking you have made people mad.  You ask them if you have made them mad, and then they become irritated because you’ve asked, and then they are mad.  LOL  It is a vicious cycle.  For some people it comes out in dreams.  They toss and turn and have fitful dreams from the day or week or even upcoming events.  For others, it may be wanting to avoid all events totally and then worrying that they have offended because they didn’t go.

Everyone struggles with anxiety from time to time.  Some anxiety is normal.  It’s when anxiety really becomes an everyday thing and hinders you from doing things you enjoy that it becomes an issue.

Constantly worrying about what people think is my biggest problem.  I’m not vain, but I love pleasing people.  I have found this to be an impossible task.  Trust me, everyone is not going to be happy all the time.  I have a few people in my life that I trust as my people who I can call and talk to without judgement.  They get frustrated I’m sure but for the most part they listen and give encouragement instead of just saying “good grief” .

My daughter and sisters are my people.  I am thankful to have them in my life.  Although I am sure they tire of my insecurities all the time, they are very patient and always listen and give me encouragement I need to go another day.  Honestly, I think just voicing how I feel is a big help.  They wouldn’t have to say a thing except I love you and it would be enough.  I’m sure each one is understanding because they too have been where I am, they can empathize and truly show love to me because of that understanding.

 

 

 

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Herbs good for anxiety

VALERIAN-ROOT

While researching anxiety and how to help with the symptoms, I have come across some herbs that I am going to try.  I am going to limit my coffee to two cups a day, and then switch to chamomile tea.  I have valerian root (ground) that I can also try, but it really stinks!  It smells like dirty feet, so I won’t be making tea with that.  I may just add some to some water and shoot it really quick.  I have lavender oil already that I can diffuse or apply topically, so that will be next.  I really don’t want to go back on medication, so I will update as I can and see what helps the most.  It may be a combination of all of these.  We will see.

Lavender

Valerian Root

Chamomile

Lemon Balm

 

Anxiety

All about anxiety

Some symptons of anxiety and extra reading on the subject in case I need to go back to it later.  Also if it helps anyone reading.  These are so me!!!!   I thought anxiety was just panic attacks.  I’m thinking I may need medication.

When You’re Always Anxious Someone Is Angry at You

6 Signs You Worry Too Much About What Others Think: Why It’s a Problem and What to Do About It

I Suffered From Anxiety For Years And Didn’t Even Know It