This is an open thread to talk about how you cope with generalized anxiety. I’m one of those people who is anxious about everything all the time. But when business is good (like before 2008!) I keep myself busy so the anxiety has an outlet and I’m able to cope. These days business is slow as molasses and I obsess so much I think I’m going nuts.
Here’s what I’ve been doing but it doesn’t seem to work anymore:
- I take Ativan and Remeron every day. It helps but not as much as it used to.
- I play games on my Playbook at bedtime.
- I watch taped TV shows (I’m now having nightmares about things I see in the shows!)
- I often watch Fox News hoping all the people responsible for FATCA get voted out of office (yes I live in a fantasy world).
Some people drink to relax but that’s not an option for me, I’d turn it into an olympic sport.
Little things can help some people to cope with anxiety. What do you do that helps?