I've had depression on and off for years. I've become quite good at noticing the sneaky bastard creeping up on me and I now have some strategies for halting it and getting myself well again. Anxiety on the other hand has found a home in me because I was not prepared for it. I thought everyone had a sense of panic and fear about their future, their children's future, the world's future, selling houses, needing new cars, moving, autism, babies, tantrums, meltdowns, toileting, relationships... the list is endless for me. I have gone from being very in control of myself to very quickly escalating into an anxious mess.
So what do I do? I don't really know, but I do have some anti anxiety CDs that I can put on and I am going to write a list of things that are important and things that are not. I'm hoping that I'll see that things aren't as frightening as they might look. If anyone is willing to share some of their strategies with me I'd appreciate it.
As to facebook, boy am I glad to be back. It was a long twenty four hours without it. Just think, if I wasn't on I would have missed this. Tragedy.