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Is anyone in college? I feel like no one understands.

I'm a college student currently and have major test anxiety. I am now starting to go to therapy for the fourth time and have been on multiple medications for the past 4 years. I have been too much part of the college party scene, causing me to make poor choices. These poor choices have caused me to be worried about my entire future. I feel very alone. I have this overwhelming guilt eating me alive and none of my friends seem to truly understand. Can someone help me? I would hope to not be the only one in a situation like this.
Category: G.A.D 4 years ago
Rose20
Asked 4 years ago

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Hello! I am also in college and have test anxiety. I guess it comes with my GAD, but I have found a technique that may work for your anxiety! My therapist told me to focus on the place you feel anxious. For me, I feel anxious in my chest/heart or it could be your head, stomach, etc. You take a moment (around 30 seconds) to focus on that spot and it is crucial that you don't move your focus from that spot. It really diminishes my anxiety or at least for a bit. As for your guilt, also something I struggle with, you need to focus on forgiving yourself. I know plenty of people who partied and have great futures ahead of them. I started meditating or sitting alone with no distractions. Also, you can search for workbooks on this subject. They help too. Here is just one example: http://www.amazon.com/Coping-Guilt-Shame-Workbook-Self-Exploration/dp/1570252688 Hope I can help! Also life coaches are a great idea if you want help to plan your future!
helloitsmaggie
Answered 4 years ago
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