I’ve been feeling very anxious about a conference I’m attending and school starting in a few weeks. I’m terrified of meeting new people; I want to hide and feel safe. The change in my routine is going to make me anxious, takes me about 5 weeks to transition into the school schedule.
Here are some positive self-talk statements that help me cope with anxiety:
- ‘I feel anxious, but I will be ok.’
‘Anxiety is a normal response to change/new things, I will adapt.’
‘Sometimes when I’m anxious I need to take a break.’ – There’s nothing wrong with that.
‘I’m training myself to handle new experiences, sometimes it will be uncomfortable, but that is ok.’ – It’s preparing for my future in a positive way.
‘I will use my logic and intellect to frame my anxiety as an emotional response to change and not based on reasonable fear.’
(From a kind person I admire)