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    Alexandria posted an update 1 year, 1 month ago

    Paranoia has always been my worst enemy. My mind has refused to be silent these past few days. Every time my mind starts to get peaceful, I remember that I was worried and angry about something. And I start worrying again. I know that I’ll get over this, but I’ve been through this before, and I know it usually takes at least a month for my mind to become relatively content again. I never seem to trust myself. I’m always asking myself I turned my hair straightener off even though I always do, or if I accidentally did this or that, even though I know I’m always careful. Some of the things i do get rather absurd, but I get into the habit of doing them.

    Mood : Anxious
    • Don’t let your worries or struggles get you down @jennyburer, try to relax and calm yourself, find ways to put your mind at ease, maybe listening to something soothing or meditation will help, you will be OK Alexandria because you are a survivor, I’m always here if you need to chat or vent, message me anytime if you want, my inbox is always open, stay strong, you are never alone :) (hugs)

    • Have you looked into speaking with someone who can help alleviate some of these tendencies? Maybe a professional, or looking into common techniques that might work from you from people who have felt similarly. There might be a way for you to get some help living with these bouts of paranoia. A month seems like quite some time to be in that state.

    • //Paranoia has always been my worst enemy.// @jennyburer
      > Your mindset, world view, thoughts and actions are the reason you are where you are today. If you want to be at the same place tomorrow, you keep those mindsets, you keep those world views, you keep doing those actions.
      But if you want to bring a change in yourself, if you want to be better… then you change your mindset, you change your thoughts, you change your actions.
      My suggestion, is that you change this mindset… //Paranoia has always been my worst enemy./// <<< stop thinking that its your enemy. Simply stop thinking that. Consider paranoia your friend, consider that its there for a purpose, its there for a reason. As a friend, try to better understand it. Once paranoia fulfills its purpose that its designed to, it will go away.
      Why do you think its there for? Why do you think you have paranoia? Why do you have it and why don't I have it? What do you think its trying to tell you Alexandria?