There are many different types of anxiety, but generalized anxiety leads to a sense of uneasiness. Generalized anxiety manifests as worry, nervousness, feeling ill at ease.
Check your thoughts.
Often when we are struggling, loved ones will say 'just think positive'. This is generally unhelpful. However, you may consider challenging the thoughts you are having with facts of the situation. This could be written down, typed into your phone, or simply a mental exercise. Here are a few examples of what this may look like:
I am a failure.
I am going to feel like this forever.
My work must be perfect.
I have had and have accomplishments in my life like being a student at WVWC.
I have felt this way before and it did not last forever.
There is no such thing as perfect. I will try my best to complete and/or study for this assignment because that is all I can do.
Factual, Challenging Thought
Meditation can be a great practice to incorporate into your day-to-day life to help navigate anxiety. Above is a short video to give a try!
R E S O U R C E S
P O D C A S T S
B O O K S
Break Free from Anxiety: Steps, Strategies, and Secrets to Overcome Panic, Worry, and Fear – A Coloring, Self-Help Book
Facing Panic: Self-Help for People with Panic Attacks
The Worry Jar
Have you ever felt like you are missing out on life because you are constantly consumed with 'what if', 'should be', 'could be', 'outta be', and so on?
Often times anxiety makes it difficult for individuals to stay present to the moment they are living in.
It may be helpful to keep a running list of thoughts that pop-up throughout the day or put them in your worry jar. Then create a scheduled time in the evening to spend 15-30 minutes allowing yourself to worry.
The idea is to not let these thoughts consume your entire day, inhibit productivity, put a damper on fun, etc.
Give it a try!