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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Health anxiety can be a huge burden, but learning to manage it can make your other issues approachable and even solvable. We derive more of our confidence than we realize on things that we become incapable of when we’re sick. But in the event that we fall ill, taking care of our psychological needs can be just as necessary as managing our physical needs. In truth, when unfortunate viruses such as the flu or common cold befall us, sometimes managing our anxiety is all we can do. When we can’t treat the maladies of our body, what can we do to treat the maladies of our mind and spirit?
“There is something in sickness that breaks down the pride of manhood.” -Charles Dickens
When we get sick, there’s a lot that’s out of our control. If we catch an infection, the doctor can prescribe us antibiotics, but it’s still down to our body and patience to fight off the germs. When we catch a virus, there’s even less we can do. All the treatments are about improving your comfort, but when we’re anxious, comfort is the last thing on our minds. Here are some common pain points for those feeling critically under the weather (and links to resources that can help!):
There isn’t an instant switch you can flip when it comes to worrying about your health. It can be a doozy managing your fears about your health, especially when so much of it is beyond your control. But when you have the right tools at hand, your health anxieties can be managed, and the stories of your past needn’t be the blueprint for your future. How can you stop worrying about your health? Start by trying these:
Sometimes, our anxieties are too big to face alone, and we need extra support and for another person to check our blindspots. A therapist can be that for you and provide you with coping mechanisms that are the right fit for you. Whether it’s OCD or generalized anxiety, our therapists are here for you. Click here to have a consultation with our intake specialist and get scheduled with a therapist![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”5656″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Sunny Ebsary is an educator, multi-modal artist, and writer specializing in the intersection of myth and mental health. Sunny’s writing walks the line between poetic and logical, giving readers a chance to interface with the mind and imagination. Sunny’s been putting pen to paper since he was a child, writing everything from albums, novels, and plays, to essays, interactive games, and of course, many articles! While studying both psychology and writing, he realized his real passion in life was helping others unlock their creative spark. Whether he’s leading a D&D game, directing a production, or diving deep into the brain, you can be sure Sunny will be ushering you toward finding meaning in your life.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
December 7, 2023
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