You might have noticed that I haven't been posting much recently, this is due to the fact that I discovered that I have anxiety. I found out this year during the middle of the semester why I am also so worried and stressing about things that I can easily get done. I have always been an over-thinker, but having anxiety has meant that the reasons behind the things that I do have actually clicked into place. I decided to see a counselor this year after things were getting progressively worse. Things such as going to the library or picking up a test paper were almost to hard. I always struggled with not knowing the proper way of doing things and feeling like nobody tells you these things yet everyone else seems to know. I now realise that they don't but most likely just don't care enough to worry about it for hours on end like I do.
Managing my anxiety at college is hard, I have always been a very organised person (which in hindsight is most likely because of my anxiety) but I still find it hard to not try to be perfect, to not let things that are not that important get to me. I am still working on this but I thought that I would share a list of things that help me deal with the pressure of college and the pressure that I put on myself.
My first suggestion is to be organised. Make lists. Write it down. Know what you have to do first and what you can leave for a while. I do this by using planners, and calendars. I find that it also helps to separate all of the big things into little manageable tasks. This therefore makes it feel achievable and makes it seem like you are on track. I find that also making a weekly plan using my weekly planner also allows me to see everything that I need to do that week at once.
Have you struggled with anxiety? Is there anything that you find helps with anxiety? What sort of things do you like to do to take your mind off it?