I actually really like the song "Emotion", even the Destiny's Child version, although the music video is an atrocity.
I might know a thing or two about emotions taking over.
I struggle with anxiety. It stinks, but it's definitely not the worst problem in the world. I mean, some people have no food. Some people have no homes. And some people are Kardashians.
So in the grand scheme of things . . . anxiety is fine. I have done different things to learn how to cope with it. I have taken medications. I have gone to counseling. I have eaten several bags of mini Cadbury eggs.
My cycle seems to be like this . . . take something on, take something
else on, add another thing or two, feel productive, feel great, feel
powerful, have a deadline, feel stressed, feel overwhelmed, think about
everything that could go wrong, google solutions to every problem known
to mankind, self-destruct, and bawl eyes out while watching a Chase Bank
commercial where, thanks to a Chase Bank loan, a business was able to
hire 20 new people who have been out of work for a long time.
While a missionary, I went through an extremely difficult time with my anxiety. I even had a visit with the mission doctor. He was visiting Romania from Germany, so I could only meet with him for a day. Talking to him, I felt like I was talking to an old friend. He cried with me as we shared difficult experiences we had both gone through on our missions and in our lives.
He had to leave to go back to Germany that evening, but he emailed me a psychological test to take to evaluate my struggles. I filled out the bubble sheet and sent it back to him. He called me very quickly thereafter. I had scored in the 98th percentile for anxiety. 98%! An A+, my friends!
We talked about some different options, but in the end, I felt right about just finishing my mission and seeking treatment afterward (I only had two months left.) My mission was a wonderful experience, and I didn't want to spend the last two months trying out different medications.
Since then, I have tried different things. I didn't like medication and was on it for just a very short time. I have had some great counseling experiences.
Anyway, I am just writing this to get it out. I always am surprised to see how many people relate to this sort of thing and was wondering what other people do to cope with stress and anxiety.