Any sense of what triggers the fear and anxiety (e.g., situations, particular people or types of people, certain thoughts/questions)? Or does it seem more generalized?
I have lived with and dealt with fear and anxiety throughout my life. I’m trying to check through my memories to think of what has helped the most.
An inspiring vision helps (me) a lot.
Breathing and physical grounding have helped A LOT on a number of occasions
Self-Love (and just LOVE period) helps A LOT (which makes me think that Blue Skies might be good for this)
The willingness and discernment to look at the fear itself with non-defensive interest, getting to know how it works (Interestingly, Limitless/Quantum Limitless would be good for that) (Oh, and that’s also related to mindfulness which could be really helped by Alchemist and Mind’s Eye. Mind’s Eye has also been reported by @SaintSovereign to contain some guardrails against excessively negative, problematic imagery—which is also commonly present in cases of heightened anxiety).
My personal take on fear is this: If you have a healthy amygdala, you’re going to experience fear. Fear and the perception or prediction of threat are part of healthy systemic function. The problem is when this one flavor starts to dominate the entire stew.
So an important strategy in my mind of working with fear is to make sure that the other important elements of experience are sufficiently present to moderate the effects of fear. I WANT to have some fear available because it is actually a necessary component of effective decision-making and response. But I don’t want it to dominate and to have utter control of the steering wheel of my mind.
Physical grounding has also been really,really important in helping me to bring the fear down to size rather than mentally projecting it onto the entire Cosmos, as we’re wont to do.
Anyway, nice journal. The entries are honest, concise, spare, and to-the-point.