So I’m through the first couple of chapters of my book about how to deal with anxiety At Last A Life. The gentleman who wrote this book, Paul David, struggled with anxiety for 10 years or so. I like that it is a man who wrote this book. It seems like women are mostly the ones who admit to struggling with mental health issues so having a man admit to this issue is refreshing. Mr. David struggled to solve this problem and went to many doctors who could not help him. Disappointed with what doctors offered him, he went on his own quest to learn everything he could about his anxiety issues. This is what eventually led him to solving his problems and then deciding to write a book and a blog about his experiences.
The basic gist of what I have read so far is that anxiety and worry wear some people down to the point where they feel very tired and disconnected from life. He points out how many people start stressing out about their anxiety and how to “fix it” and this just causes them more anxiety. They wind up in a downward spiral of having anxiety about their anxiety and just become exhausted and immobilized by it.
The last part I read is about how he started to find his way out of the anxiety spiral by learning that he needed to stop stressing out about trying to fix it and chill out.
Yes, that is my technical interpretation of what I have read so far.
I’ve only read the first 20 pages and there are 169 pages in the book – so I have much more to learn.
At any rate Mr. Paul David also has a website where he talks about anxiety issues. So if you have any interest or concern in this area I’ve posted a link to his website below.
Have a great Friday!