We all have a subconscious mind. It’s that little voice that tells you something isn’t right or it is. Sometimes our subconscious takes control and tells us, we aren’t good enough, we will fail. A little background might help. I tend to get this voice when I’m outside. You are going to die right now, the world is not safe! And I believe it, when I get into a car or on my bike I can hear my subconscious screaming at me and turning me into a frightened child. But… Read more Quieting your fear →
As a person who constantly gets antsy when he rides in a car or goes on daily bike rides, I have had to come up with ways to help myself calm down. I went from being completely house bound in January, losing my girlfriend in February and being able to ride a bike across town in March I can say there is hope for all of us. Although it is scary I do recommend this. When I have a thought like getting sucked up from the sky, you have to… Read more Tips for calming down →
Today I rode in the car with my friend. We had a few bumps but overall I am doing a lot better.
In life you are faced with challenges, you can choose to run from them or face them. And for the last 5+ years I was content to just be taken care of. But I had a huge wake up call last month that forced me to push my limits. Every day is a struggle with this crippling fear but I continue to try to go on. If nothing else keep pushing foward because if you sit at home the fear only gets worse.
Recently I took up bicycle riding as a form of exercise. Because I have agoraphobia it is hard to go very far. The most I can ride is 1.5 miles before I get really nervous. Another thing I figured out is that my thoughts do not trigger these panic attacks. It is the situation itself although I start thinking after I get nervous. In order to combat this I have to keep pushing forward and hopefully one day I am able to ride around without feeling so anxious.
In 2008 I had my first panic attack. I was 17 and I thought I would die. I put off going to therapy because I thought it was for crazy people. But in 2013 with the help of my ex-girlfriend I received a dog. His name is Charlie, even though I had him I still got worse, I was home bound and complacent with people taking care of me. It seemed I lost everything, I was miserable. But starting today I will document my progress and adventures with friends family… Read more The Beginning →
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