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Give Yourselves Credit

Jun 13, 2008 - 10 comments

I often get many PMs about people feeling down on themselves during this process of dealing with anxiety and panic.  While it is one of the toughest challenges anyone can face, everyone in this forum is doing it and for that give yourself a huge pat on the back.  I know it is not easy, nor is it very fun losing ones self-identity and self-worth during these trying times, but do not discount progress.  Progress can sometimes be gauged in very minute measurements like posting questions/concerns in this forum, getting out of bed, completing normal and everyday tasks that can seem daunting, etc.  Remember, as in life, there are ups and downs in working through this.  By choosing to confront this, you have already earned my respect and a HUGE pat on the back.  Have a GREAT weekend!

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by Brenndy, Sep 19, 2008
Awesome. Thank you kindly.

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by ruffles1, Oct 07, 2008
Thanks for that.....

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by ladydi611, Nov 16, 2008
Dear cj29, I have been dealing with GAD and Panic disorder for over 15 years. With the help of meds and therapy I have achieved a much easier life. Yet, I still have my times when i have to get back to my right way of thinking and take care of Myself! If you don't already know this people with panic are the strongest and most intelligent people alive! We deal with fighting our own minds wrong way of thinking everyday of our lives and convince it that what it is saying to us is only feelings not facts! Reaching out to each other is the best way to heal, never be afraid to tell the world how you are doing as there are many out there who feel the same!!! Stay Strong!!!

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by MJIthewriter, Nov 16, 2008
Thanks for that message.

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by junglejim46, Feb 13, 2009
Give yourself credit
I have a VERY hard time with that. Although everyone tells me I'm making so much progress, I don't feel it or see it.What you said is what I hear, it just doen't compute.  What you said I wrestle with day in and day out.I really want to go and do things., but then I panic and feel like I'm lower than dirt.My self esteem takes a nose dive. My therpist and I are really working on that and he says I'm making process,ok if you say so.
junglejim46

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by junglejim46, Feb 13, 2009
Lady66
I totally agree with what you said.
junglejim46

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by RoseHK, Jul 30, 2009
What are PM's?

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by RoseHK, Jul 30, 2009
Never mind...just asked the hubby.  He says "personnel messages".

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by cfstorey, Jun 01, 2010
I know this is an old post, but i really needed to hear it. Thanks.

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by sassiepage, Mar 01, 2013
I really like this post, Ive just logged on before going to work for the day and this has cheered me right up and gave me the strenth to have a good day at work. Instead of the normal "what kind of day am i gonna have today" attitude!!
Dealing with anxiety on a day to day basis really wears you out mentally and posts like this can give you the strenth to carry on and be strong. THANK YOU.

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