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A great thing for everyone to be aware of. Anxiety is one of those insidious things you don't even realize you're suffering from until you hit rock bottom. Being aware of it is half the battle. I went to the doctor with heart palpitations before identifying anxiety triggers. Definitely never saw myself as an anxious person and always attached a stigma to it but it can be debilitating if you let it run up.
 

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A great thing for everyone to be aware of. Anxiety is one of those insidious things you don't even realize you're suffering from until you hit rock bottom. Being aware of it is half the battle. I went to the doctor with heart palpitations before identifying anxiety triggers. Definitely never saw myself as an anxious person and always attached a stigma to it but it can be debilitating if you let it run up.
Out of curiosity, how were they able to identify your anxiety triggers?
 

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Out of curiosity, how were they able to identify your anxiety triggers?
To start, ruled out physical factors and got sleep more or less regulated. Talked with family doctor about stressors, turned out the main factor was my infant son's recent health issues. Developed some tools with a psychologist to deal with that sort of panic and it's helped hugely. In the end, was a simple solution to what felt like the world was ending.
 

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The guy in the article was staying up until 3am partying after working all day. A mix of alcohol, caffeine, and lack of sleep. It's not hard to see why he eventually collapsed.

I agree with most of what's in the article, but disagree on hitting the snooze button. Get enough sleep. Take care of your body. Monitor what you're putting into it. And then start managing the stress.

When I sleep less, I'm crankier, drink more coffee, and in turn am more anxious. Limiting coffee, alcohol, or anything that messes with your brain is the easiest way to have more piece of mind.

Also one of the biggest stress relievers: working out. Didn't see that mentioned in the article. There's something about lifting hundreds of pounds of weight, or punching a 5'6" tall Muay Thai trainer as hard as you can that makes you stop caring completely about whether or not that a**hole prospect is going to give you business.
 

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The guy in the article was staying up until 3am partying after working all day. A mix of alcohol, caffeine, and lack of sleep. It's not hard to see why he eventually collapsed.
Sometimes the simplest advice is the best: stop broing out. It's wild when people discover out that "hey, I'm a machine and maybe I should stop causing myself to break down". Starting to engage in basic care of yourself can increase your productivity and mental focus immensely.
 
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The guy in the article was staying up until 3am partying after working all day. A mix of alcohol, caffeine, and lack of sleep. It's not hard to see why he eventually collapsed.

I agree with most of what's in the article, but disagree on hitting the snooze button. Get enough sleep. Take care of your body. Monitor what you're putting into it. And then start managing the stress.

When I sleep less, I'm crankier, drink more coffee, and in turn am more anxious. Limiting coffee, alcohol, or anything that messes with your brain is the easiest way to have more piece of mind.

Also one of the biggest stress relievers: working out. Didn't see that mentioned in the article. There's something about lifting hundreds of pounds of weight, or punching a 5'6" tall Muay Thai trainer as hard as you can that makes you stop caring completely about whether or not that a**hole prospect is going to give you business.
All good points. My intent was just to give people a baseline to refer to. I tried the breathing exercise they describe and it actually helped a bit. But I agree; going to town on a heavy bag is unrivaled.
 

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3. Structure your day
That's what I developed Satistime for :smile2:

Over the past two years I worked a lot on developing a routine and figuring out what works for me. Structured days and excercise being very important parts of it. But there is only so far you can go by yourself. Which makes this the biggest ongoing challenge for me:

12. Talk to someone.
 

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