I see a lot of anxiety in the people I encounter, these days, and also in myself.
The last two nights I had a lot of anxiety dreams — about my patients, my son, and a presentation I’m giving about groups next week.
I probably don’t need to be anxious about anything, but it’s difficult to tell our minds to stop being anxious or to stop worrying about the future. Just yesterday, I talked to a patient about the technique of scheduling worry.
Scheduling worry works like this: (1) You set aside a time for worry (e.g., Tuesday at 5:30 PM), (2) Put “worry” in your schedule, (3) when worry comes up, you tell yourself, “Nope! I’ll worry later at [the scheduled time], and (4) when the scheduled time comes, worry as hard as you can.
When there’s a lot of anxiety, it helps to contain it. And I hope it helps to know you’re not alone.
The Daily Bitch has a lot of anxiety today.
Do you see a lot of anxiety in my other images for today?
A lot of people have a lot of anxiety about the Internet.
I don’t have a lot of anxiety about finding something relevant and helpful when I search YouTube for “a lot of anxiety.”
Do you ever have a lot of anxiety? If so, what helps to reduce it, even just a little?
I may have a lot of anxiety sometimes, but I also have a lot of gratitude for those who help me lower my anxiety every day with this blog, including you!