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Friday, October 9, 2009

Environment - Anxiety & Panic

by: Joanne King
Can the environment that surrounds you agitate and prolong your wellness?

The answer is definitely YES!

If you’re living in stressful, negative and or cluttered conditions you can expect this to take a toll on you and how you feel on the inside and out.

Take for example in part of my Anxiety & Panic days; I was living with my in-laws. Now they are very lovely people and I appreciate that they allowed my husband and I stay with them. But that didn’t prevent the fact it was very stressful (no doubt for them too). Our beliefs were very different from one another and with two women under one roof (both wanting to rule and make decisions in the cleaning and cooking areas) there was definitely some friction there.

Then I was working in a negative environment, the thought of having to walk in there everyday knowing it was going to be one uphill battle with one of my colleagues, it just made me feel sick.

Eventually I did eliminate both of these environments. Losing my job wasn’t particularly by choice but when I realized the difference in my mental health it was DEFINITELY worth losing!

So what can you do to improve your environment?

Start by looking at what makes you feel unhappy? What is making you feel worse?

Once you figure that out, you’re halfway there. Maybe quitting your job isn’t realistic in your circumstances. But that doesn’t mean you can’t start looking for jobs else where. Or maybe your completely happy with your job, but your living arrangements is causing a great strain. If the mortgage repayments are causing you great stress and toying with your anxiety and panic then look at downsizing.

Maybe it’s just a cluttered environment? Move furniture around then. Stick to a cleaning schedule to keep everything as clutter free as possible. One thing my mum has always told me…

“If your home is organized then generally you feel organized and happier in life”

© Joanne King -

About the author:
About the Author - Joanne King is a former sufferer of Anxiety & Panic Attacks. She is the author of "How to Overcome Anxiety & Panic Attacks". She has helped other sufferers Worldwide to eliminate their Anxiety & Panic attacks.

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