Acheive in steps

With anxiety it’s very easy to see each hurdle as a massive elephant sat in the middle of the road. To get past the elephant first we have to drive to it, get out of the car, say hello, get to know it and then finally it will move and we can pass. When we see it as a huge obstacle what we want to do instead is drive around it and that’s trespassing. Ok I got a bit carried away with the elephant analogy but what I’m saying is that if we break it down into steps then we see it as more manageable and therefore we don’t trespass (avoid it).

Let’s take a real life situation and break it down because I doubt that any of you are going to see an elephant sat in the middle of a road and even if you do I bet asking it to move won’t really work.


 

Example:

Worry: I’m really worried about going into science 5th lesson.

Breaking it down: 

  1. Go into school,
  2. Go to all your other lessons that you aren’t worried about,
  3. Maybe go and talk to someone about your worries,
  4. Walk to the door,
  5. Go through the door, (notice how you really have to pick out every single detail)
  6. Walk to your desk,
  7. Sit down,
  8. Open your book,
  9. Get through 10 seconds,
  10. Get through 1 minuet,
  11. Keep breaking it down into minuets and before you know it the lesson will be over.

If we look at it broken down how much more manageable does it seem? Hopefully a lot.By taking any kind of situation 1 minuet at a time we can quickly realise how quickly and by how much our anxiety it going down.

I really hope you enjoyed this post if you did remember to give it a big like and try and practise this even when you don’t feel anxious so you can get into a bit of routine and then it will feel more natural when you are panicking.

Thanks for reading, Worry Warriors,

Win The Worry Wars.

 

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Going back to school 2

It’s nearly my first day back at school – I’m dreading it!

However I have devised a few things to help me take my mind off of it / help make it a bit easier.

  1. Going to bed at 7:30 . When I say this I mean go up to bed and chill out not go to sleep.
  2. Have a bath before bed. I’m going to have a bath just so I can relax a bit because I know I’ll be stressing out.
  3. Keeping myself busy/ distraction. This is a technique that works wonders for me so I’ll probably work on doing some nice blogging things.
  4. Chocolate. I think this will help and will be really nice to because it gives off some kind of feel good hormone – I think.
  5. Ear seeds – I haven’t worn these for a while but I think I might try these again I do need to find them first though.
  6. Sleep – I don’t know how much I will get but the more the better !
  7. And on the day I know I will be seeing my counsellor .

I hop this helped you guys and that you are finding going back to school a tad easier than me and I promise in the end it will be fine! Even though I can’t get my head round that yet I know in my heart that it will be. Thanks for reading guys I hope you enjoyed it and that you will like and share and do all those lovely things.

Thanks for reading , Worry Warriors,

Win The Worry Wars

Going back to school

So I have to go back to school a week Thursday and I’m nervous. I’m worrying about it but mostly worrying about worrying which sounds absolutely ridiculous and it kind of is but it does’t really seem that way to me.

My fear is just about going in on the first day and panicking a lot and there not being any teachers that I recognise or know. My mind thinks this but it’s frustrating because I know that there will be teachers there that I know and I will worry a bit but not as much as I actually think I will.

I know that I will be with my friends and it will go smoothly but I can’t help worrying, so inside it’s like I’m having a little battle; one side of me knows it will be fine, whereas the other is telling me it will be horrible and the worst day of my life.

I’m going to try not to think about it and this technique has worked in the past. I’m just going to go in there and see what happens I might plan to go and see my mentor first. I also have my counsellor coming in on the first day so that helps a bit.

Anyway, I hope this helps a bit for any of you guys having the back to school blues and please do all the lovely stuff and I will see you guys next week.

Thanks for reading, Worry Warriors,

Win The Worry Wars