Anxious, panicked, fearful ... these are not things, these are not entities, these are not nouns. They are not what we are. They are verbs, they are only what we 'do'. Understand this.
To phrase this a different way, if you go swimming you don't 'have swimming', when you drive to work you don't have 'driving to work'.
These are your actions, even if you do them every day.
You can't 'have anxiety', you engage in anxious behaviour. If you do this often you mistakenly believe you 'have' it. You don't.
When you 'do' anxiety your body reacts accordingly with elevations in energy, and a sharpening of experience. But this isn't happening to you. This is your physiology responding to your incorrect belief that there is some sort of external agent at play.
Your elevations in physical energy and subsequent sluggishness are only your body responding exactly the way it should in response to your beliefs.
Anxiety is not an error.
Persistent anxiety is not an error.
Do not be impressed by it.
Hi, my name is Chris. I wrote the "nothing works" letter a good few years ago. I only recently remembered I had written it. I still work in the same dull office with some lovely people. I still live on the same old council estate in the arse end of nowhere with the people who are the centre of my world. I live with my lovely wife, my two boys, one dog and a 17 goldfish. This blog section will include some thoughts which I hope can assist you. Please feel free to comment if you want.