I know some of you guys out there meditate for mood and anxiety and just general mental well being. Where would one start with something like meditation? Are there any good books/tapes that ya'll recommend? Do ya'll journal your thoughts or what? Just anything I can do to help cure this for good.
Like somedays I will be OK, but I feel like I have this lack of control of my mind. Once I start thinking about it in social situations, it gets in this loop mode that just makes things worse. I figure controlling my thoughts would enable me to get rid of a significant portion of the anxiety.
I want to get to the bottom of this social anxiety, but I also don't mind using drugs/supplements to control it until I get there. I just don't want to have to rely on drugs forever for something like this.
What has worked well for you for anxiety, preferably the social kind?