We all feel anxious sometimes. And it sucks.
But if you find that you're feeling anxious most days, it's time to reframe things.
Anxiety Is A Kind Of Fear
And it usually relates to things we feel uncertain about.
Time To Flip The Script
Find What's Exciting
There's some small piece about the source of your anxiety that can actually make you excited or hopeful. But you have to look for it.
It's the same idea that Lupin uses with his class to tame Boggarts. Except instead of finding something exciting, they look for something funny.
Remember The Last Time You Had A First Date?
You probably felt kind of anxious.
What if they hate me?
What if I hate them?
But there's also a nugget of hope and excitement.
Maybe we'll be the same kind of weird.
Try It Out
What is one hopeful or exciting idea you could think of instead of stressing about someone texting you back?
Who they might be texting instead
What you said in your last message
It seems like they are ignoring you
It will be fun when you do hang out
Is anything making you feel anxious today?
What's one aspect of it that could actually be exciting?
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This Byte has been authored by
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