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Anxiety can have a significant impact on one's daily life. It can prevent a person from enjoying activities they once loved, cause difficulties in relationships, and even lead to poor performance at work or school. For these reasons, it is essential to find effective ways to manage and alleviate anxiety. One such method is grounding techniques. These techniques can help bring an individual back to the present moment, allowing them to better manage their anxiety and its effects on daily life.
Going to therapy for the first time can be a daunting experience. You may feel nervous or even afraid. However, it is vital to remember that therapy is a safe and confidential space to discuss your concerns and deal with your problems.
You might be wondering: Dr. Masifi, why write about this when there are billions of other posts about coping skills and stress relief? Well, as usual, it all comes down to what I see in clinic.
Generally, we don’t like saying goodbye. There’s no easy way to do it. There’s also no perfect way to do it.
Just one thing! And it doesn’t even have to be big. Are you tired of being held hostage by your anxiety, and avoiding situations to avoid discomfort? If you’re already on a medication for anxiety, or if you’d like to avoid medications altogether, then it would be helpful to do something every day that scares you.