Moods: Questions to Think About

What can I control and what can’t I control?

What is the benefit of getting upset over what I can’t control?

Why am I feeling down and defeated?  Why am I in a bad mood?

What exactly am I telling myself?  What I tell myself is part of my thinking process.

Am I paying attention to the wrong things?

Is what I'm thinking really accurate?  Or is it just another habitual over-exaggeration?

Are my thoughts always ‘reality’?   Or is my perception of events -- even if it's inaccurate -- more important?

A potential solution to all these confusing questions:   Maybe I should take what I thought was a "bad" experience, and interpret it from a more rational perspective.

When I feel low, I am usually thinking too much. My mind becomes racy and goes into overdrive.  How can I stop it from thinking so much?

How can I get my mind off negative, ANT-like thinking?

Gently allow yourself to become more active, get out of the house, exercise, run around the block, go shopping, volunteer to help others, talk to a positive friend...do anything constructive that you want.  Your mood will change as you become more active.  As you continue to stay more active, you will be less and less depressed.  

Staying active is the solution to a bad mood.  It is also a solution to depression.   

Our History and Our Mission

The Anxiety Network began in 1995 due to growing demand from people around the world wanting help in understanding and overcoming their anxiety disorder.  The Anxiety and Stress Clinic and its website, The Anxiety Network, received so much traffic and requests for help that we found ourselves spending the majority of our time in international communication and outreach.  Our in-person anxiety clinic has grown tremendously, and our principal internet tool, The Anxiety Network, has been re-written and re-designed with focus on the major anxiety disorders.  

The Anxiety Network  focuses on three of the major anxiety disorders:  panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder,  and social anxiety disorder.

In 1997, The Social Anxiety Association, a non-profit organization, was formed and has its own website.

The Social Anxiety Institute, the largest site on the internet for information and treatment of social anxiety, has maintained an active website since 1998.  Continuous, ongoing therapy groups have helped hundreds of people overcome social anxiety since 1994.  Major changes in design will be occurring in 2014.

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