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Old 07-23-15, 02:56 AM   #1
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I feel very anxious and a tiny bit paranoid. ..I want to sleep I have to get up early for my aunts funeral......I'm looking at the clock and getting more anxious. ...how time is passing by so fast...I wish these racing thoughts would subside. .....it's so stupid to be paranoid over nonsense. ...I understand anxiety but paranoia is beyond ridiculous.
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Your paranoia and anxiety are both your mind in overdrive... Paranoia is anxiety over intrusive suppressed thoughts or ideas 'they're after me'... And anxiety over nothing? Well, that's just because you know your mind is capable of freaking out over nothing.

With regards to your aunts funeral, and getting enough sleep: even if you lay there all night and don't sleep at all, it is the best method. Because if you are thinking about what time it is, thinking about how you need sleep, thinking about how how tired you're going to be... This is what makes you more tired.
So on these times, remember, it is better off just laying there all night without any sleep than laying there thinking repetitively...

Now, the tricky part is learning how to not get lost in your thoughts whilst you are laying there. It is simple: just be the observer. Don't be the driver, just submit, submit to existence.
The thoughts slow down, and this happens through many occasions of finding yourself lost in thought whilst you're supposed to be just observing all the thoughts... You will continuously lose yourself in thoughts, but remember—let it go for now, this is observing time, submit to existence and help the busy over dominating mind fizzle out.
When you find yourself lost in thoughts during your meditation (Observing the thoughts) be gratious, because at that time you become conscious again, conscious of the self that is... This will happen more and more—until no longer do you forget and get lost in useless thoughts, and this is meditation. Meditation is finished when it is constant. But it is always the best medication for all anxiety related issues of the original slave mind.

With the feelings you will feel in these times: go into them, submit to them, you need to let them go, let it out. If you want to cry, then cry. But trust that you are ok, it is just your mind that is overriding your heart.

If you follow this path, I promise you will dissolve all your questions, problems, all the bs... It isn't knowledge you need to beat this, it is awakening to your inner energy. And to make inner progress, you need to go within yourself, find out everything about this thought world of yours, watch it constantly, don't even debate it.

In meeting with people let your feelings be honest, it takes a lot of bravery to admit you are not feeling the best—but it is the best remedy.

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Old 07-23-15, 09:00 AM   #3
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Thank you I got some sleep 3 hours I'm going to the funeral now. ..I'm still paranoid about my brother being there...I just asked my dad again and he says he's not coming. .I hope he's right
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i use headspace its a free app. it helps slow down my thinking a bit. also when i got really paranoid last night, i told myself i could slow down because i have more time than i actually think becaue i think with anxeity we always think we need to figure things out right now right now and its like we need ot think about it right now because its so important. but its actaully never as important to warrant that much anxiety and worry u know? :) i hohpe the funeral was okay
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thank you bubblebear i will check out that app...yes i agree that sometimes when i get anxiety i feel the urgency to fix the problem right away and it makes me more anxious when something cant be resolved that quickly.....my paranoia comes from my feelings of being scared worried and fearful ....sometimes my mind keeps racing and racing ...that its very hard to sleep at times...sometimes i worry about nonsense and sometimes i over worry about things that i know are important to worry about.......the funeral was very sad and i am still very sad about my aunt passing ...
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im done letting paranoia run my mind yes i am anxious still but my bf gave me some good advice yesterday so im no longer wasting my thoughts on nonsense
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unfortunatley i thought my paranoid thoughts have subsided but they havent yet i had a feeling that all of this worrying and anxiety was for a reason ...it is my dad is sick or he is using a stall tactic because he feels that this is serious since she wants to talk to him alone ... anyhow he changed his appt that my psychiatrist offered to him this monday ..to a later day this week....thats fine but like i said to myself ..dont be surprised if there is a setback.....i was right...anyways im not discouraged i just want this to be over and done with so i can rest my mind hopefully..im mentally exhausted
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I'm parnoid and anxious
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Why can't I stop thinking about ridiculous things. .I have to get up early tomorrow for my outpatient rehab too.
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Omg i wish my mind could shut off and I can stop worrying /being paranoid
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