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My anxiety is going through the roof lately. Work changes ha

My anxiety is going through the roof lately. Work changes have caught me blindsided, having to lose my classroom and forced to co-teach 50 kids a subject that is difficult with this many students, moving my things out of my old classroom in the blazing heat. I am still recovering from surgery, and walking is difficult. My 20 year old daughter is also anxious over her old boyfriend, who broke up with her over a year ago She is very lonely but she is obsessive about talking about him and crying over him. It is driving me nuts! I told her to block all social media with him, she is doing it gradually. How do you help someone when you yourself are plagued with anxiety?

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[2940]
Aug 12

I am sorry you are struggling. I am glad you reached out on SG to share. It is always good to know you are not alone. There are others who understand the struggles with anxiety and here for you. You have a lot going on in your life with your job change, recovering from surgery, and daughter's difficulties. It is always helpful to talk to someone like a therapist or counselor. I am also learning a lot from my health & life coach. First I have learned that an anxiety goes off when we have too much on our plate, moving too fast, and not giving ourselves time to slow down. A great way to do this is to focus on one thing at a time. You can only deal with one thing at a time, we often think about many, but truthfully can only do what we are doing at the moment. Make a journal of your concerns is very helpful in getting your thoughts into perspective and work on one thing at a time. It is also important to make time for the things that bring you pleasure in life; we often let our health and personal care go, because we think we have to be doing other things, but the truth is we can make time for ourselves, we just have to do it. Trusting God in my life is so important, knowing He is in control and praying to Him brings me such relief. I will be keeping your in my prayers. Focus on God and not the circumstances; it really helps. Here is two of my favorite poems that helps me keep my perspective in check. The Difference https://bit.ly/2Ivo7pm and Footprints in the Sand https://bit.ly/2x04tJ5 Please keep in touch and know you are not alone and can reach out anytime for support and encouragement. God Bless! Hugs!

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[970]
Aug 13

This is surely a difficult time for you and I am sorry. Anxiety seems to rear its ugly head during the hard times so much more. But, you do have control. I battled anxiety for over 30 years. So, I understand. Things trigger it. Do you know your triggers are? Does your daughter? Sometimes it can be something as simple as too much caffeine. Identifying those is the beginning of taking steps towards control and ultimately freedom. Also, counseling is a great way to process with someone the feelings you are experiencing while not allowing yourself to push them down and forget about them. You will get through this and you will be stronger. Just be sure to take care of you and in that teach your daughter how to do the same. HUGS!

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[2940]
Aug 16

Just thought I'd check on how you are doing this week. My prayers are with you. God Bless!

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