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annafaye

761d

Having GAD, i like to stay busy, because if i’m not i’m alone just thinking, all of my thoughts are just a list of worries in my head. i’ve done this ever sense i was little except when i was little in was stuff that was ridiculous like missing a library book or being nervous to go up to a teacher or something. For me now it’s about passing school, doing something with my life. both my parents are in the military because they thought they had no other choice in career because of there grades. I know i have to succeed, i want to have a life way less difficult then they did, there trauma from the military caused big issues in my family. So i keep stressing on making my family proud. i feel a lot of pressure right now, but i’m mostly putting it on myself. How do i stop or calm down these stressors? i know this is long and kinda scatter brained.

    • Dsparda

      760d

      Hiya! So, I was going through ALL of this too. Not so much the military parents part, but the pressure and the trauma my parents experienced in their own lives. Life screwed me over and bad stuff happens but I have been working so hard getting my life back on track and I find that planning everything out to a T helps immensely. They don’t have to be plans that you want/can follow. But it’s good to open up a dialogue with yourself and your family about realistic options during and outside of school (if that makes sense). Like getting summer jobs or side jobs, pursuing a career path, pursuing higher education for academic, personal, or career related reasons, etc. I think your family would be super supportive of anything you choose to do and I encourage you (if you feel safe and trust your parents) to ask for advice, talk to them about things you’d like to do to help yourself and your family, and realistically how that would work out and how long it’d take to get to your goal(s). I really hope this makes sense, and no matter what, everything will find a way to work out :)

    • Toaster

      760d

      Hey, I relate to your anxieties! I’m in school right now and the anxiety of getting good grades and then finding a good job gets overwhelming. I am on medication for my anxiety and it’s been really helpful, but I also do a bunch of grounding techniques when I get worked up (breathing and counting the breaths, counting random things in my room/office, that sort of thing) I also find that listening to white noise (especially while doing homework) helps keep me grounded. I know these things don’t help everyone, but I hope they point you in the right direction! I’m here to talk if you need it.

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