March 23, 2023
Feeling Anxious is human, and You will make it through
Feeling anxious is a normal part of being human. Whether it's before an important meeting, during a test, or when facing a difficult situation, anxiety is a natural response to stress. However, if anxiety persists for a long time or starts to interfere with your daily life, it can turn into a more severe condition known as anxiety disorder.
It's essential to understand that anxiety is not a weakness or a flaw in your character. It's simply a reaction to stress that affects millions of people worldwide. Anxiety is a feeling of unease, worry, or fear that can range from mild to severe. It can be triggered by a particular situation, object, or even thought.
If you're feeling anxious, try to ask yourself what's causing your anxiety. It could be a deadline, a difficult conversation, or a fear of the unknown. Once you've identified the source of your anxiety, try to find ways to manage it.
Here are some practices that can help you cope with anxiety:
• Practice deep breathing exercises. Take slow, deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth.
• Take a walk or exercise regularly. Physical activity can help release endorphins, which can improve your mood and reduce stress.
• Practice mindfulness. Focus on the present moment and try to let go of any worries or fears about the future.
• Talk to a trusted friend or therapist. Sometimes, talking about your worries can help you gain perspective and feel less alone.
When I feel anxious, I come to my senses. I pick: • 5 things I can see • 4 things I can touch • 3 things I can hear • 2 things I can smell • 1 thing I can taste
Repeat after me: "Feeling anxious is human, and I will make it through. I have the tools and resources to manage my anxiety and take care of myself."