When you are feeling anxious about something, try focusing on how your feelings can change.
It is important to remember that feelings are fluid and can inevitably shift or go away over time. Try thinking about what your feelings will be when you start to feel better again and focus specifically on that expected change.
An example of this would look like:
“I am feeling very nervous about having to do a presentation today. When those feelings change, I expect to feel calm, accomplished, and empowered”.
Remember feelings always change - and even just reminding yourself of that is very important.
What do you like to do when you are feeling anxious? Let us know in the comment section below!
Maria Drohan, MSW, RSW