A trick I’ve recently learned for anxiety.
If you feel anxious about something, associate it with something that is calm or normal.
For instance, I had to look at summer courses and I keep putting it off because it makes me feel incredibly anxious. So, using this trick I finally got it done this morning by saying,
“Okay, I have to look at summer courses and this morning I had a bowl of cereal.” And “I will look up summer courses and I like watching Portlandia.”
When you disassociate from the anxiety and pair it with something mundane that you did that day, the anxiety melts away (at least, in my experience.)
It really helped me and I got what I needed to get done and it was much easier than if I was freaking out and trying to do it.
So this is to all my friends with anxiety/panic/other mental illnesses. I don’t know if it works for everyone but it’s worth a shot.
DOES ANYONE ELSE GET LIKE REALLY HAPPY WHEN SOMEONE LEANS THEIR HEAD ON YOUR SHOULDER AND YOURE LIKE FUCK YEAH IVE BEEN CHOSEN AND YOU FEEL REALLY SPECIAL BUT THEN YOU HAVE TO STAY SO FUCKIBG STILL COS IF YOU MOVE THEYLL STOP LEANING ON YOU AND ITS LIKE NO COME BACK IM SORRRRYUWYY