By Rob Waller
Author of End of Worry
The holiday shopping list is done: Chocolates for the in-laws, a football for the sweet kid next door, a book for Uncle Jim. But what to get my mother? You would think that with nearly 40 years of buying presents for her I would've gotten the hang of it by now. For some of us, these concerns can become all-consuming fears. Will my spouse think less of me? What will my niece tell her friends? Did I give my brother that last year? None of these questions have a definite answer-especially because I threw away last year's gift list.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder is a common condition where the sufferer is stuck in cycles of worry-they just don't seem to be able to let it lie. It can cause muscular tension, disturbed sleep, tiredness, and family arguments. This is especially tricky when the worry is about questions that really don't have an answer, or when "big issues" like family and faith are involved. Will there be a family fight? HaveRead More »from What to Do when Holiday Gift-Giving Fills You with Anxiety