What to do when feeling anxious? Start with feeling anxious.
This is the second part of my interview with Dr Patricia Zurita Ona, host of the Playing It Safe podcast. The first part is here.
Do you know it’s actually alright to feel anxious? There are many situations where feeling anxious is actually a normal healthy response. Like the examples I give in this interview – auditioning for a place at acting school, or being onstage trying to make people laugh.
Our usual reaction to anxiety is to try to get rid of it or manage it.
How well does that work for you?
Here’s another approach: dive right into it. I don’t mean ruminate or obsess over it, but more like stop fighting it and just bring it along for the ride with you. Like Russ Harris did in the story I told in the first part of this interview.
Or if you’re someone who likes a fight, stand up to it and don’t let it bully you out of what you enjoy or what will be good for you. Like I did in the story I tell about auditioning for NIDA.
Listen to the podcast here: