Meanwhile, on a perfectly uneventful Friday evening, I’m chatting with my anxiety.

Me: Why are you making me shake?

Anxiety: *shrug*

Me: Seriously, why?

Anxiety: No reason.

Me: There’s always a reason!

Anxiety: *evil laugh*

Me: But everything is as it should be.

Anxiety: Exactly. So why not throw a shaking fit?

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Posted by Mara Eastern

I'm a sardonic blogger, snapper, scribbler and rhymer; a virtual space invader who indulges in cheerful negativism, morbid self-deprecation and bleak humour.

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  1. Have a couple of brews, it’ll all be good!

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    1. Good idea! I went to do some yoga, it helps sometimes, and this time it did, yay ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Beer – the magical fruit! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ฌ

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        1. Haha ๐Ÿ˜€ I try to avoid keeping any drink at home these days, I’m prone to addictions ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Though I do love a glass of something when I go out with friends.

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          1. Oh boy do I have the predilection for addictions! Had a serious bout with the bottle several years ago. These days I drink a three or four cans of brew a week, nothing more.

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          2. I suspect no one is quite immune to addictions of all kinds! The important thing is to be aware of the risk and not allowing yourself to lose control, I guess.

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  2. Isn’t it amazing how our minds work and take over when you don’t want it to or can’t figure out the reason for its persistence….I think holding on to your belief that all is as it should be is worth doing and when you are fine with that give anxiety a swift upper cut…

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    1. The mind is an amazing thing. I wish I understood it more. However, in keeping with your advice, I use “everything is as it should be” as my mantra. Sadly, I use it most often when nothing is as it should be, hence I have some difficulty falling for it.

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      1. That’s the challenge of living isn’t, recognising when things aren’t as they should be. Only then can we do something about it…

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        1. That makes perfect sense. Of course, it gets overwhelming when one feels nothing is as it should be. But then, it’s too absolute a statement, something must always be right, right?

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          1. Of course, something must be right in that often that something is so minuscule in relation to all the NOT right that we don’t see it…anyway we plough on thru life seeing it for what it is and laughing in hindsight about our own fickleness.

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          2. Awe, you got what I meant exactly! Which is a little wonder, considering how awkwardly I expressed my thought ๐Ÿ˜€

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          3. Its an age and wisdom thing…lol

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  3. Anxiety is a sly companion …

    I think there is a reason. If we were in touch with our subconscious, we’d find out. I think our minds [or whatever], is trying to tell us something. This is my personal belief — I just can’t believe there’s just anxiety for no good reason.

    You’re home alone, and you still get it, so it isn’t what they call ‘social anxiety’.

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    1. I totally agree with you, everything has a reason – that is, after all, what my favourite doctor in the hospital claimed (he was possibly the only doctor who ever did anything for me). The trouble is the reasons are quite complex and even when you know the cause, it doesn’t mean that you can make the anxiety go away. In this particular case, I was most likely anxious about my work overload, as per usual. So I took a break from work by blogging about it ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Yeah, it takes hard work and sometimes even soul searching to straighten it all up. Painful changes one has to make โ€ฆ but oh so well worth it.

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        1. Yes, changes is the keyword. It’s more difficult than I thought. I suspect people are programmed to continue their old habits, though they rationally know they’re wrong, and find it almost impossible to change.

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  4. Conversations like this can be so interesting – and therapeutic ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. It is as interesting as scary sometimes, and therapeutic for sure!

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      1. Yeah, you might find out something new about yourself!

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        1. I’m very keen on learning about myself and others!

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  5. An ex-girlfriend of mine (she was my girlfriend at the time) once got an anxiety attack when her ex-boyfriend came over, knife-wielding, high on cocaine and kidnapped their son.
    I was kind of stuck in the middle and didn’t quite know what to do.
    “Watch out for the knife, try to grab the kid, take care of the screaming and shaking woman…? Hmmm… So many possibilities.”

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    1. You have a rather adventurous life… Such situation is a totally legit reason to get an anxiety attack. Good you didn’t get one too. I’d probably just run, if I were in your place. Or jump out of the window.

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      1. Jumping out of the 4th floor window would probably just add more chaos to the situation… Haha. ๐Ÿ˜€

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