Tinnitus: Refrain from Feeding the Trolls

Is anxiety a possible source of Tinnitus?

“Do not feed the trolls” is a frequently used euphemism for someone who enjoys wreaking havoc on the internet. Trolls typically use chat rooms, message boards, and forums to provoke and intimidate individuals through the use of confrontational messages. Individuals who are harassed and provoked by these individuals and find the time to argue with them are “Feeding the Trolls.”

While this is only a theory, it can be said that once the mind becomes infected with worry, it opens the door for the trolls.
Learning to cope with worry is akin to learning to fly a plane. To fly it, you must be a pilot. To become a pilot, you must first learn. To assert that anyone can learn to fly a jet if they are truly committed to doing so sounds immature. It’s simply a matter of education.

You may disagree with me on this point, but I am confident that if forced to, you could learn to fly a jet. It may take hundreds of hours of instruction and countless tests and exams, but theoretically, if someone taught you how, you could fly a jumbo jet.

As a result of the information presented above, it can be concluded that anyone can learn to cope with worry. As with learning to fly, you must be taught.
Worry can wield considerable power and influence if it can find a suitable victim. Because worry is an emotion, it can be manipulated.

It is natural to be concerned. It’s a means of self-defense. Individuals who do nothing but worry feed the trolls! I still occasionally feed my own trolls, but I’ve learned to limit it. The worst part about worry is that it has no effect on the outcome of a situation.
What are you concerned about right now? Perhaps your business is struggling and sales are down, and employees are being told to seek new employment. That is cause for concern, isn’t it? Indeed, it is not. While it is perfectly normal to be concerned about something ( or someone ), this should be the extent of your concern.

Deep-seated worry has the potential to and will ruin your life. It will exert control over you.

Allow us to imagine for a moment that you’re terrified of losing your job. There are legitimate reasons to be concerned about job loss. Nobody enjoys being unemployed. The reasons are self-evident and do not require repetition. Indeed, you are unable to sleep or eat, you are nervous and aggressive, and you become physically ill.

When viewed from the outside, only two things will occur:
A: you are laid off.
B: you retain your employment.

Assume, however, that you do lose your job. Consider whether your anguish, pain, and apprehension could have influenced the outcome of the situation. I will respond to this for you… ….NO. No amount of worrying could have influenced whether you retained your job or not. You did nothing more than feed the trolls. To be honest, would it have been worthwhile to worry yourself sick over something you couldn’t change? Assume you haven’t lost your job. Is it possible that your fretting had an effect on the outcome? Allow me to respond to this as well… ….…NO
In other words, you cannot exchange your concerns for a chance to change your destiny. Nobody is going to rewrite the books simply because you enjoy being concerned. I’ve discovered that the most effective way to deal with worry is to gather basic facts and ascertain the source of my concern.
If you’re concerned about losing your job, what exactly are you concerned about? If the worst-case scenario occurs, what is the most heinous thing that could happen to you? The short answer is that you will lose your job and have less money. While losing your job is not pleasant, it is NOT the end of the world.

Please do not misunderstand me and do not believe I am ignorant ( I am currently facing the same dilemma ), but I am not aware of anyone on Earth who fantasizes about being unemployed.

However, if I accept that this is not the end of the world, I can learn to deal with similar situations in the future. If I can learn to prepare myself in advance for the worst-case scenario, it will be easier for me to accept the worst-case scenario when and if it ever occurs.

I used to worry myself sick about my hearing loss and tinnitus until it occurred to me that worrying is a contributing factor.

Indeed, I fed THOUSANDS of trolls until I realized my error. It took 18 months of agony for me to wake up and realize that I was the source of the stress.

Tinnitus robbed me of my identity and took a firm hold on my life. If only I’d known! Everyone understands that you simply cannot stop worrying at the drop of a hat or on the advice of others. You may require numerous therapy sessions.

However, you can come to terms with a “chronic worrying syndrome.” I can only speak for myself here, and I am aware that the medical community will disagree with me on this point, but I want to recap on the book’s title. “Tinnitus, my best friend,” I dubbed it.

“How is tinnitus my best friend?” you inquire.

I used its power to transform myself into a new person. I am utilizing its strength in order to write this article. Nothing has ever compelled me to sit down and write a book for hundreds of hours. Nothing has ever been worthwhile putting forth the effort.
I learned how to register a domain, create my own homepage, and promote an e-book solely for the purpose of assisting others in overcoming their fear of living with tinnitus for the remainder of their lives.
Where else have I utilized it? I was able to quit smoking, lose weight, and teach myself to take care of myself. I am aware of how to maintain my fitness level. I am knowledgeable about what to eat and what not to eat. I channeled its vitality and created something from it.

You may do the same thing.

In retrospect, it took me a long time to accept that tinnitus actually aided in my life transformation. Once I recognized that tinnitus was merely a warning signal, I found ways to accept it and harness its energy to assist me in escaping this trap. Tinnitus aided me in regaining control of my life, for which I am grateful. Indeed, I’m sure I’d feel lonely without it ( just kidding ).

However, I am aware of it because I have accepted that the noise will not go away. I’ve simply learned to disregard it. That is the formula for success. Acquiring the ability to ignore. It’s a process that requires time and patience.
Perhaps it’s difficult to explain how to ignore sounds you believe you can’t escape, but the trick is retraining your brain to divert your attention away from the tinnitus, effectively eradicating the sounds. This mechanism remains active regardless of how long you have had tinnitus. It’s a little difficult to explain how it works, but it’s actually quite simple to demonstrate.

You will be surprised at how easily Tinnitus can be ignored. This will be explained in greater detail in my subsequent article.