By Kelly Graham, MSW, RSW
Have things ever been going so well in your life that you start wondering, when is it going to end? When is something bad going to happen? This happiness is too good to last. Well, you’re not alone. This is a common thought to have, especially when people have faced difficult times in their life and aren’t used to good things happening to them. The good news is that just because you’re thinking this, doesn’t mean that anything bad is actually going to happen.
Change is the only thing that is a constant in life. This can be scary, especially when things are going well for us. You don’t want things to change; you want to stay this happy forever. Just because things are going to change, doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily for the worst or that you won’t still be happy. You might be even happier!
By Maria Forget, Social Work Student
It’s Friday night. You have an exam Saturday morning, two essays due, and you are the definition of sleep deprived. You get a text message from your friend asking you to come out and have a fun Friday night with her, but no matter how much you want to go… you just can’t. You watch videos later that night of all your friends having fun, and all you can do is think about the exciting night you missed out on because you had to study.
Here is a list of 10 things you can do in 1 minute or less that will help you to regain control over your anxiety.
By Linda Kelly, MSW, RSW
I used to call it “piling.” The books refer to it as “the Snowball Effect.”
It’s the sense that negative experiences continuously add up to make you feel completely hopeless and overwhelmed. Like a stack of assignments that piles up. Each one adds a little more stress, and eventually it gets so high that you feel you'll never get through it.
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