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Can I navigate my way around this anxiety or do I have to go through it?

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Last Updated: 07/16/2018 at 4:33pm
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February 19th, 2015 3:04am
We can't really avoid anxiety. We can develop more effective ways to cope with our anxiety. "Navigate my way around" is kind of another way of saying avoid, which is not realistic. But we can cope and we do get better!
May 28th, 2015 10:05pm
You can't navigate your way around any problems, like anxiety and depression, although it may be hard, you have to go through it. You can't go over, you can't go under, you can't go to the left, nor the right. But you can push right through it.
January 30th, 2018 7:37am
Knowing what your triggers are when it comes to your anxiety and learning how to prepare yourself when you are triggered can be one step to navigate around having anxiety or an anxiety attack. There are going to be days where you have to get through it, and there will be days you will defeat it. It's a work in progress.
April 10th, 2015 7:31am
you can find a way to calm down like listen to some relaxing music, read a book, go out for a walk...!
April 23rd, 2015 4:06am
I wish I could answer that... personally, I've had to go through it. It's especially hard when the teacher wants me to present a project in front of class, or going clothes shopping, or even buying your younger sister an ice cream cone from an ice cream truck. Just take a deep breath and get it over with. It's better to just get it over with, in my opinion.
April 29th, 2015 4:53pm
Take deep breaths and think about why you are feeling anxious. Rationalize the situation and take baby steps to over come it.
July 26th, 2016 2:26am
A skill I learned in mathematics is trial and error. If you can't navigate your way around it then go through it. If you can't go through it , you must trick your mind into thinking it doesn't exist.
October 3rd, 2016 9:07pm
Anxiety is something that is manageable, although it can be managed in different ways to suit the individual.
October 17th, 2016 1:18am
Yes, you do, but remember that there are people who will always love and support you through it. You are not alone!
April 18th, 2017 3:47pm
If you're not ready to face it, it's okay to be in denial for a while. But in order to overcome any obstacle, there's no way around. You have to face it on and eventually things will fall into place.
November 13th, 2017 12:51am
Its never a good idea to ignore your problems or sitatuons that make you anxious. The best way is to navigate the anxiety with mindfulness.
November 20th, 2017 5:08pm
you can distract yourself as much as you want but eventually your going to have to face up to why your feeling the way you are and the changes you need to make for yourself
February 12th, 2018 3:34pm
I feel that we all try to navigate around our anxieties and avoidance never made the issues shrink, but rather grow. We have to face our fears to realize we can survive it and learn to feel like it's a normal part of life... otherwise, aren't we giving into our negative preconceptions?
July 16th, 2018 4:33pm
You can learn different ways to cope and deal with your Anxiety, although there's no guarantee of this, you can learn ways to manage it.