Some people thrive off anxiety and stress producing their best essay or performing well under pressure.
That’s not me.
I hate the idea of having to give notices in our morning meetings where I mumble and stumble over my words. I don’t even know how I have the guts to stand up and teach 130 odd pupils a week, but somehow I do.
What I am finding difficult and something that is starting to panic me is that I feel like I can’t cope, that I’m constantly anxious in the classroom. I’m out of breath and my heart is frantically beating away as though it is trying to escape my body through my chest.
So I went to the doctors recently and they prescribed me Beta Blockers to help deal with my anxiety issues. Believe me that I worry about everything, and I’ve been known to lie awake at three o’clock in the morning crying with worry and anxiety. When I read the literature that came with the tablets, I started to then get anxious about taking them, especially when they are usually prescribed for your heart.
Tablets may be okay short term; however, they are not something that I should be taking all the time. Instead, I need to sort out what is wrong with me inside and why I worry about everything. I also need to, for my own sanity, stop stressing so much and try to live in a peaceful and calm world. My aim over the course of this blog is to use various strategies to unlock that inner calm.
Meditation, mindfulness, yoga and jogging here I come.
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