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Hi Ashley Z, I posted about the importance of not...

2011-05-09T15:25:38.136-06:00

Hi Ashley Z,

I posted about the importance of not avoiding your fears here: http://anxiousnomore.blogspot.com/2008/04/importance-of-not-avoiding-your-fears.html
which you may find better explains the rewarding your fears comment I had made in this post.

3 years later I find myself in a much stronger place. I have overcome some fears, but also new ones have developed. But my ability to handle them has increased tremendously. Anxiety no longer cripples my daily life. I still deal with it but I feel that even with the anxiety I can live a happy life.

Thanks for the comment!

Take Care,
Aimee



Aimee, in this blog you said, "...so I wouldn...

2011-04-17T19:18:37.772-06:00

Aimee, in this blog you said, "...so I wouldn’t have to be in the situation, but I knew that would be avoidance and I can’t reward my fear."

This is an interesting concept I havent thought about before, rewarding your fear. Can you talk about that a little more? I think that would help me have a new perspective on handling my fear. Usually at this point I just feel so intimidated by my fear that I feel victim to how it tells me to respond and am really bothered by it as if a bully (fear) is telling me to do the things I dont want to miss out on just because I'm' so fearful. I mourn the fact that I am missing out on things because of my responses to fear when I dont have to but it just feels so strong. If there's any different way to look at it, such as not 'rewarding my fear' like you said might be helpful!

Thanks :)
Also I look at this blog and that its from 2007 - I see myself at this stage of just realizing and learning at the very minimal stages how to recognize and work through my anxiety and thoughts. Three years later now in 2011 would you say youve grown much stronger than this and am in a different place?



I am a big believer in shopping for stress relief!...

2007-06-18T06:52:00.000-06:00

I am a big believer in shopping for stress relief! You have my permission to buy whatever you want, no rationalizing necessary!--krista