Every now and then I’ll find my anxiety tends to get the worst of me. I’ve wanted to write about this for a while. While I don’t have clinical anxiety, my mind tends to jump from one conclusion to another. The best way for me to combat this anxiety that I face would be practicing mindfulness and being present. However, that’s particularly tough when your mind is constantly never in the actual present.
I do think one of the few things I can do is disconnect.
By disconnect, I mean stop myself from being present in all social media. The reason being that I give myself a mental break from everything that is out of my control. I need to focus on things that only I can control and not things I think I can control. If I can learn how to take a step back and breathe, then I can learn that I need to be present. Most of my anxiety roots from thinking about worst case scenarios in my head and thinking people might hate me. And it’s a horrible feeling, feeling like the whole world is against you.
While it’s something I struggle with from time to time, I’m going to actively try and fight these thoughts of negativity.
By this post I’m really putting myself out there as I don’t like talking about my personal battles. However, I do feel it’s necessary to talk about how not being present and living in your head CAN be harmful. I’m not saying those with general anxiety disorder can easily have their problems solved by this but it is a step in the right direction.