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    Tips for morning Anxiety??

    Morning peeps.

    I just wanted to see how othe ron here deal with morning Anxiety? I always wake up and I think the first thing I ask myself is "how do I feel" and the answer that alwats comes back is tense, up tight, tired and I feel sick!! I am sure you all have similar experince? I would love to here if anyone has any techniques for dealign with this? i am sure if I could start the day better and without anxiety the rest of the day would be easier to deal with?


    Thanks

    Paul

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    Re: Tips for morning Anxiety??

    Well on work mornings I get up 5:30am. Make a cuppa. Pack my lunch (sandwich), eat breakfast, shower, dress, hair and go. No time to think or be anxious until th evening when I have thinking time.
    On non work mornings it's harder (I'm off this week) and so far I've got up had a cuppa, ate breakfast and now in bed worrying over things as I nothing to do till lunchtime when in going clothes shopping. So I know what you mean. I guess you have to put things in place to distract your self. It's hard though x
    I'm also going for a bike ride later this afternoon for some much needed distraction woo.

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    I have taken up cycling in a big way to relax but last week i had a panic attack while on a long ride on a hot day. It was prob triggered by dehydration/exhaustion but now I am scared to go back out on the bike!! Annoying!

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    Oh that's not good. Just tell your self it was from the heat and exercise. Nothing to worry about that's how we feel after exercise
    Don't let it put you off x

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    Re: Tips for morning Anxiety??

    I would suggest jumping straight out of bed as soon as you wake up. It's the only thing that works for me! Good luck!

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    Re: Tips for morning Anxiety??

    Paul I used to have really bad morning anxiety, but over time I've learned how to deal with it, so here are some suggestions for you

    - don't lie in bed feeling anxious, just get up and get busy with your morning
    - eat something as soon as you wake, I used to keep a banana on my bedstand to eat asap, it will give you a blood sugar boost which can really help, then eat your breakfast as soon as you can
    - put on some music, make a playlist of your favourite feel good songs
    - try a little meditation, it will help you calm down
    - or try a stress relief CD, I used one that comes with a book called Control Stress by Paul McKenna and really like it, it puts you in a good mood for the day
    - you could also try a small bit of simple yoga, I find this really helps me feel good if I'm not having a good morning, I just learned a couple of simple moves from Youtube

    Try a couple of these things and see if they help you feel a bit better.

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    Re: Tips for morning Anxiety??

    I can relate to this so much. I sleep well and only really get any respite from my symptoms while I am asleep.

    As soon as I wake up, I feel fine. No pain and no butterflies. Within an hour of waking though, wham!! Butterflies, big strong ones in my tummy and chest. Then the pain and discomfort in my left arm starts.

    This happens every day. It doesn't seem to matter what I am doing. Some days, I stay in bed during the first hour, sometimes I am up and out of the house. But, either way the anxiety and pain return.

    Just wish I could find a solution to it.

    Charlie

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    Re: Tips for morning Anxiety??

    Charlie, how soon do you eat your breakfast after you wake up? And how long a gap is there between when you eat your last meal and then go to sleep at night? Do you ever tend to have a glass of wine or a better before you go to sleep?

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    Re: Tips for morning Anxiety??

    I think the best thing is to get up when you wake up. Lying in bed just gives you too much time to overthink things.

    I am off work sick at the moment, my partner brings me a cup of tea in bed before he goes to work at 7am. I have that, take my meds, write my diary, check my phone and then get up. I do 30 minutes of exercise most days, then have breakfast. Jump into shower and then I either do some simple tasks, or read, go on laptop and decide what I am going to do for the rest of the day. Try to keep occupied, I used to lie in bed or sit and stare into space and it does make you feel worse. The effort sometimes just to get out of bed and do something is really hard. Also, eat regularly, drink lots of water, do relaxation/meditation, do some exercise - even a 10 minute walk or some gardening is better than nothing.
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    Re: Tips for morning Anxiety??

    i get this too! even after a good sleep and i wake up and go "oh am i gonna have a fuzzy head and mind chatter today" then i lay in bed for a while before getting up just thinking, im deffo going to stop doing that and put the radio on, get ready for work and go go go.

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