by Eric Goodman, PhD Telling oneself not to be anxious during the COVID-19 pandemic is like trying to tell water not to be wet. These are anxious times. The question is not how can I be anxiety free right now, but how can I best manage the anxiety that shows up? The buddha told a Read more »
By Eric Goodman, Ph.D. Life in the time of a pandemic is difficult. Our lives have suddenly and dramatically narrowed while we try to avoid an invisible threat which has been spreading across our planet. And where there is even the whiff of a threat, there is anxiety. The fact that we are feeling more Read more »
If you are suffering with high levels of political anxiety, here are some strategies that you can implement to help cope:
At times when your life is going well, anxiety tends to be quieter and less prickly. Quieter and less prickly means you are more likely to peacefully coexist with it.
What I have come to realize is that stress is as normal a part of the college experience as textbooks and bad pizza. It is unavoidable!
The mind is a very, very noisy place!
Life in the (Too Much) Information Age. Sometimes too much information at our disposal can fuel obsessions and make you suffer!
Your anxiety in specific situations is perfectly understandable if you are aware of the thoughts or beliefs that fuel it.
Reducing your stress may decrease the severity of your anxiety disorder.
Believe it or not, vacations can be a major source of stress!