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Things just are getting harder and I feel worse and worse about myself and the future. I'm trying but it feels like i'm in a sinking ship holding a bucket with a giant hole in the bottom. I want to give up but know I'm trapped and can't I don't know what I'm supposed to do anymore.
 
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Sometimes it's really hard to get through the rough stuff. What helps me sometimes is to do something for myself, even if it really small. Like I'm gonna drink my favorite soda today, and tell youself it because you deserve it. Or go for a small walk if it what you like. As hard as it is always remember to take care of yourself get up brush your hair, your teeth, take your medicine if you have it. Take a shower. All those kinds of things. It what will keep you going.
 
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Listening to good and positive music is what keeps me going. Listening to good Music is therapeutic and it makes you feel better.

These songs are helping me and they are on youtube:

Fearless by Jasmine Murray
Overcomer by Mandisa
Good morning by Mandisa
Don't worry be happy by Bob Marley
I believe I can fly by R Kelly

You may listen to them daily or as needed.

When negative thoughts enter your mind, counter them with good and positive thoughts. You may even read self-help articles on google or books.
 
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Things just are getting harder and I feel worse and worse about myself and the future. I'm trying but it feels like i'm in a sinking ship holding a bucket with a giant hole in the bottom. I want to give up but know I'm trapped and can't I don't know what I'm supposed to do anymore.
Lavenderdaydream, I would recommend reading the book "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle and APPLYING the principles he talks about in your life. Just reading for an intellectual understanding won't make a difference. It was the very first thing that started to unlock me from my anxiety problems.

Meditating on my breath really helped too. Focusing on the sensation of my breath as it enters and leaves a nostril is what you do. I would recommend finding a teacher in your area or at least find some information on YouTube. This really helped me unlock from my anxiety too.

Taking the actions of love toward other people really helped me too. Start treating the people around you with more love. Do more loving things for them. Start helping people. When I did this, the anxiety just melted away over time.

More than anything, take whatever actions you feel drawn to take in dealing with your anxiety. When your mind sees that you are serious about getting to the core of problem, the anxiety will decrease since it has served its purpose. It is like an alarm bell letting you know that you have some issues that need to be dealt with.
 
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