Saturday, July 25, 2015

Exercise: Correlates to Anxiety

As next week I will begin to explore anxiety (transitioning from the related concept of fear, although not done with it yet), I would like to suggest a simple, but "risky" exercise.

I want you to put yourself into a writing "situation" that makes you anxious. Consciously engage in some form of writing activity where you have, historically, experienced anxiety. As you engage in the task, I want you to notice your thinking, feelings, and behaviors. Make note of them. Try this a few times and see if your ability to identify them improves.

This ability to be self aware of the associated cognitive, affective, and behavioral correlates to your anxiety is the first step toward resolving it.

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