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Nica
15d ago

Success story and what I did regarding: Agoraphobia. I realized I was developing Agoraphobia because I noticed I was missing one too many college classes and didn’t want to go outside unless I was forced to. I was so fed up that I yanked open my back door, walked outside on the patio and said, “What are you going to do now, brain? Are you going to kill me where I stand?” Nothing happened expect a spike of anxiety. I didn’t die, I didn’t pass out, I didn’t self combust. For the next few months, if my anxiety/OCD said I shouldn’t go outside, I went outside. I did the OPPOSITE of what it was telling me to do every time I had an anxiety spike and intrusive thought. Even if it was in the middle of the night, I went outside and stood on my patio until the anxiety subsided. I am not my thoughts, images, or feelings. I decide what I do/don’t do. My mind doesn’t have control of my life. It knows better now because, honestly, I trolled it hard with ERP. But not in a negative way; I simply went outside when it was telling me not to.

Drvmstick
15d ago
Heck yeah, way to go! Now I’m hyped up haha 💪🏼
Nica
15d ago
That’s right! WORK IT! 👏🏻🤩
Anonymous
15d ago
Wow congrats!!! ❤️💜🙏🏼 love reading this!
compulsion5000
15d ago
It's been hard with covid. It's snowing here and too cold for my baby to hang out outside but we can't hang out indoors either. I'm actually working towards going indoor places with him.
Nica
15d ago
I’d still go outside for a minute or two if you have some sort protection. But if not, start going out in your yard when the weather gets better.
compulsion5000
15d ago
@Nica When it's above freezing we do. When it's below freezing his cheeks get wrecked in seconds ands been single digits a lot
E.E.
13d ago
❤️❤️❤️