The weather, markets and coronavirus are a few issues that can crank up anxiety levels. Oak Ridge Teletherapy therapist Cynthie Christensen likes to think of anxiety as an emotion of the future. “Typically, when we feel anxious, it’s because of those ‘what if’ thoughts. During this time we usually don’t think about the good stuff like a bountiful harvest. That can really get you stirred up and create a lot of fear.” Christensen says the first step is to recognize you’re thinking about stuff that is so far forward that it can’t be predicted. “Bring those thoughts back. What can you do today? What do you have control over right now?” Cynthie offers more advice about handling stressful times in this TransFARMation episode.
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