Feeling anxious?

I’m hoping to do some work with Anxiety UK, but I just missed my interview!!

Know the symptons of anxiety well –

  • pounding heart
  • tightness in the chest
  • queasiness in the stomach
  • can’t sit still or focus
  • feeling apathetic
  • thoughts going around and around in your head

negative thoughts+++

“How could this have happenenned, what i have i done wrong, why didn’t i notice the timings, was i supposed to ring or were they, will this affect my work in the future, how can i put this right, OMG, I’m a failure, I’m not going to be able to move on from this, why am i so useless???????!!??….ARRRGH”

STOP!!

And then……….

breathe……let the breath fill your lungs and let it out slowly…..and breathe….in……………………and out………………..

Notice how you are feeling, acknowledge, but calmly…………………………….focus inwards.

Maybe look at your hands or hold something small in the palm of your hand to examine closely – a shell, a colourful stone, a small toy – something you like or find attractive…………to calm the mind.

Continue to breathe steadily……..take a moment to pay attention to the

here and now’!

 

Thats better.

Now calmly make an action plan to change your situation.

What options do you have to put things right?

  • think calmly of little steps you can make
  • communication skills – ring, email or message
  • planning – times available to rebook
  • you are in control of what you do
  • a positive focus
  • wishing an outcome

And relax!

 

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