what-causes-anxiety-7-main-causesIt was spoken at the 12 step meeting at Skyland Trail the other day that drinking one drink was never enough. After that statement I had an A hah moment. How the 12 step program can identify with my unhealthy sense of never having enough in life. A sense of contentment has always alluded me since I am constantly thinking the grass must be greener on the other side and I lack the appreciation for what I already have and fail to be within the moment. My anxiety level would diminish if I was able to be more content in the present rather than worrying about how I might be feeling in the future when I don’t have a clue what the future even will be. This is a struggle I unfortunately embody and can never remember not having. Out of all the years of therapy I have had, I cannot seem to overcome this dilemma which has gotten me into trouble several times before.


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  1. Another good 12 step slogan is “One day at a time.” It’s a reminder that the present (sometimes even just this moment!) is all we have. The “past” and the “future” are just inventions of man; our only reality is now. When we can live in it, anxiety for what “might be” cannot occur. I think it’s something we all struggle with, some more than others. I often ask myself (when in the midst of one of those struggles), “Is everything OK right this minute?” And the answer is usually yes. Just my two cents . . .

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