choose to live life being calm and relaxed but loney or experience anxiety and stress and have meaningful relationships. tough choice. like you said in the long run you will become calmer. i hope i can choose the later. ive seen most of your video on youtube and they are pretty good.
That was an interesting short lecture on coping. I think getting to that sort of mind frame would be of great benefit to many of us here, continued self reassurance that you're coping well by way of experience follow through is of great significance
"Allowing anxiety to exist."...That's a great line!
And that's exactly what I did last night when I went to a Recovery Inc meeting for the first time. In the car on the way there I said to myself "Anxiety is normal. It's ok that I'm nervous. They aren't going to reject me just because I'm nervous!"
It really is easier to accept the fact that we have anxiety rather than trying to totally annihilate it through will power or drugs, alcohol, etc. Those things don't work anyway and sometimes backfire and make it worse by giving a person even more anxiety.