Life will give us pleasurable feelings. It will also give us uncomfortable ones such as sadness, fear and anger. All fears are normal, some are simply more intense than others. Anxiety is a common term in our modern fast paced society and it’s important to remember that anxiety is a part of leading a full human life. A question to consider though is how the anxiety is impacting on the person. Consider the following:
Does it interfere or cause difficulties for the person?
Cause upset and distress?
Stop the person from doing things that they previously liked doing?
Create a blockage for the person to make friends?
Or is the worrying affecting the academic performance?
If anxiety is adversely affecting the person then they would benefit from learning how to live with it. Mindfulness practices including awareness, openness and focus can effectively help to reduce stress, enhance performance, manage emotions and generally change your life for the better. Give this 10 minute guided meditation a go and if you find it helpful then make an appointment to see Mrs Gilbert who uses mindfulness practices to help students deal with stress, anxiety, depression and low self-esteem.