Anxiety Can Happen To Us All!!!

Attention to ALL Hotties! It’s Okay to Not be Okay

Hey hot girls, we have all been struggling in our lives whether it is in our careers, 9-5, school, or wherever but I have some exciting news for you! Megan Thee Stallion has just spoken on Mental Health, and I am so happy about it! The three-time Grammy winner and rapper Megan Thee Stallion has stepped up to the Mental Health platform and I am all for it.

Mental Health is crucial for beautiful ambitious creatures like ourselves, and it is important to remind ourselves daily of self-care. Now personally, I have listened to Megan Thee Stallion’s music on my friend’s radio or on TV. Even though there is offensive language in it, there is meaning behind her lyrics that just speaks to your self-esteem. What I like about Megan’s music is that it reminds you about your self-worth and how you should be treated. Besides her fun songs, that is the main agenda she pushes. Bad B**** Energy! Today we will be covering anxiety, not coincidently Anxiety is also a song on Megan’s album Traumazine. What a great album, am I right?!

Anxiety is the little devil on our shoulders that encourages us not to listen to the angel. It distracts us from our motivation, passions, and destroys our self-esteem. Megan’s mental health website has currently launched and the girls are celebrating! Megan confronts grief in her song about her mother’s passing and how some days she hates everybody. She also has conversations with God to help her with bad anxiety and to keep her head above the water. Bad anxiety is real, and it is okay to have a break from everyone. We hear you, Megan.

What is anxiety? You may ask. According to MedlinePlus, it is the feeling of fear, dread, and uneasiness that can spiral out of control without seeking professional help. Normal anxiety is when you get the jitters before public speaking, going on your first date, or doing a presentation in front of the whole class. This type of anxiety is expected hot girls, but let’s cover what is not normal. Unhealthy anxiety is when you start to excessively worry about everything in your life as health, money, family, friends intimate relationships, etc. It is when your world starts to turn upside down. It brings your smile to a frown. Anxiety disorders usually go on for about 6 months. Physical symptoms include dizziness, shortness of breath, headaches, and pains, rapid heartbeat. Non-physical symptoms include nervousness, avoiding social situations, worried thoughts, and insomnia.

Alright hotties, let’s go on a road to recovery.

How can we take care of ourselves?

If you know that you are experiencing anxiety or any feelings of discomfort and don’t know where to turn to for support, seek a therapist. I promise you, it helps! You will find out what has been triggering your anxiety as well as tools to manage it and great coping for living with anxiety.

Second, find or create some downtime to practice meditation. Another great coping tool for anxiety is called grounding activities. Grounding activities control flashbacks anxiety, and other uncomfortable symptoms by turning attention away from thoughts, memories, or worries, and refocusing on the present moment. A great grounding activity that is often recommended is called the 5-4-3-2-1 Technique. With this technique, you will intentionally take in the details of your surroundings using each of your senses. Work in a mindful way to notice small details that your mind would usually tune out, such as distant sounds, or the texture of an ordinary object. Lastly, read more about emotional wellness and coping with anxiety.

Remember, do what’s best and works for you, and don’t give up! One size does not fit all.

In Your Wellness,
Briana Ricks, BA Intern Stockton University
Angela R Clack, PsyD, LPC Practice CEO, ACS