i suffer from anxiety, I have done for years now even before my marriage ended probably caused by a mixture of a stress both in work and home life and then the shock and trauma of finding out the person you loved so much and trusted had cheated. Life will never be the same but I have been thinking tonight on just how much my own brain is causing me to have these horrible anxiety attacks and how I can try and help myself to stop them. I've realised that I am a very negative thinker and that I catastrophize the future by thinking of all the bad scenarios that are going to happen and how awful things are going to be. Which in turn makes me frightened and anxious. These fears then develope into more fears and so it goes on and on. I wish I was a person that was much more carefree in life, that I didn't care as much but I do, I'm a people pleaser and I worry about what people think. Negative thinking is such a debilitating thing to do and so many of us do it . I was reading earlier on here about someone who's realationship has ended and how they don't feel they will ever find someone to trust again... Negative thoughts, I was also reading about someone else's fears that they will always be single and lonely... Again negative thinking and just how much happier we would all be if we could all live in the moment, forget the past and have positive thought of our future. Easier said than done I know but I have deceided enough is enough and I have got to stop these awful thoughts from totally wrecking my future. I've found some great videos on YouTube about mindfulness and meditation and I'm going to start practising twice a day and see how I get on. I hope I havnt rambled on too much but apparently journaling is also a great way of releasing anxiety so I may do some of that too. If anyone has any tips let me know.