Teens: How do you learn to cope up your anxiety? Activity 21
Dr Gowher Yusuf
Hal 3rd stage, Bengaluru Feb 9, 2017
Source: The Anxiety Workbook for Teens by Lisa M, SCHAB, LCSW
Writing can be an effective way to express and release feelings of anxiety; you don’t need any special kind of writing talent because you are writing talent because you are writing for yourself only.
People are so used to following English rules when they write that sometimes it is hard to try to write without them. Describe what it was like for you.
1.Try writing about your feelings the next time you feel anxious. Or at one time during the day, take the time to write about your anxious feelings in the past twenty-four hours. Tell how it felt to express these feelings on paper.
2.When you write to release anxiety, you can use any kind of writing materials you like. The only important thing is that you are comfortable. Some people like to write in spiral notebooks with blue ink, some like to write on unlined paper with pencils or felt-tipped markers, and some like to write at the computer. What writing materials are you most comfortable with?
3.Sometimes people are afraid that if they write about their anxious feelings, someone else will find and read what they have written. If that is true for you, you will need to find a way to maintain your privacy. Here are some options:
Shred your writing after you are done it, keep your writing in a locked drawer, write so massively that no one can read it, keep your writing where no one will find it, throw your writing away when you are done, write in a book with a lock on it, write in code.
4.Circle any of the above ideas that might work for you. Write any other ideas you have here.