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April

The anxiety machine  

Sunday April 24, 2022


Running the gauntlet of anxiety has become my thing. As hard depression lessened over the years, anxiety sidled in, then waved like the kid in school who knew you were last to be picked for the team. 
 
I can keep it in check if I stay at home all the time, keep fully on top of workload and avoid too many people interactions and/or social gatherings. So that would be rarely, if ever. I know I am not the only one, many of us in here know it all too well.   
 
I am interested today to hear about your physical symptoms of anxiety. For me, its shallow breathing, being unaware of holding my breath, and a subtle but never shifting internal rumble, like the beginning of a jitter if it was allowed to grow up. 
 
Running has been helping me with some of the physical symptoms but the best thing by far for me is lying down at night, in bed, in silence, and in the dark, soothing it away completely. For some, I know night time can be the worst time, for me it’s a chance to let go of the overload of the day. 
 
Maybe if we can tend to the physical side, we can lessen the other part. 
 
Love from

The room above the garage 
A Moodscope member.

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