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    So I’m in my second year of university, and over the past 6 months I’ve developed severe anxiety. I’ve attended my first week of lectures so that I know what I’m doing. I’d rather go to the library and do work rather than attend class. Does anyone else have the same problem?
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    The key to enjoying your University life when you suffer from anxiety is to make sure that you have the right support system in place and to remember that you're not alone. Do what feels right to you and not just what society thinks you should do.

    If your way of relaxing isn't to drink the pub dry and party into the early hours, but sitting in front of your laptop watching Modern Family on repeat (with a 'sharing size' bar of chocolate that you have no intention of sharing), then that is totally okay.

    It's all about learning how you unwind, how you dissolve the anxious thoughts and talking to others about how you feel. Anxiety doesn't have to be taboo and you don't have to suffer in silence.
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    (Original post by AllenaD)
    The key to enjoying your University life when you suffer from anxiety is to make sure that you have the right support system in place and to remember that you're not alone. Do what feels right to you and not just what society thinks you should do.

    If your way of relaxing isn't to drink the pub dry and party into the early hours, but sitting in front of your laptop watching Modern Family on repeat (with a 'sharing size' bar of chocolate that you have no intention of sharing), then that is totally okay.

    It's all about learning how you unwind, how you dissolve the anxious thoughts and talking to others about how you feel. Anxiety doesn't have to be taboo and you don't have to suffer in silence.
    Thank you! I think the hard thing is not wanting to burden someone by talking about my anxiety. I know a lot of people don’t necessarily understand it.
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    (Original post by janevien)
    Thank you! I think the hard thing is not wanting to burden someone by talking about my anxiety. I know a lot of people don’t necessarily understand it.
    Understandable!! but you can share with your loved ones. That will help you out quickly as per my experience.
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    (Original post by janevien)
    So I’m in my second year of university, and over the past 6 months I’ve developed severe anxiety. I’ve attended my first week of lectures so that I know what I’m doing. I’d rather go to the library and do work rather than attend class. Does anyone else have the same problem?
    I hope this helps:

    1) Relax, imagine you're just observing or there as a traveller. For example, if you are on holiday, you go there to experience and observe the attraction, you're not going to get anxious doing that are you?

    2) Smile, smiling in contagious.

    3) Be confident, respect yourself, accept yourself, work out, wear good clothes, feel good, focus on your passions, know you are a good person who treats people well, you have got as much right as everyone else.

    Think positively, be proud of yourself, do things that make you happy, remember your happy times, what makes you confident? What makes you proud? Do you have a skill you are good at? Do things like cooking, driving, learning that increases your confidence daily. Relax.

    Have good posture, body language, improve your appearance. Be happy with yourself.

    4) Dress well, have good grooming, hairstyle, have good posture.

    5) Just say hi or hey to people in your vicinity, who cares if they don't say anything back?

    6) Ask how they are, how's everything, what's the latest, what made them choose this course, their plans for the future, their plans for the rest of the day, weekend, how was their weekend, what they will get up to, what they got up to, ask them about their hobbies, talk about what's happening.

    Talk about the weather or did you see that sports game? Just mingle with them,

    Compliment them, say "I like your jacket".

    If you know they went on a holiday or somewhere, ask them about it etc.

    7) Be passionate about life.

    8) Lighten up, have a laugh, laugh easily, be friendly, approachable, interested, relaxed.

    9) Look outside!
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    (Original post by janevien)
    So I’m in my second year of university, and over the past 6 months I’ve developed severe anxiety. I’ve attended my first week of lectures so that I know what I’m doing. I’d rather go to the library and do work rather than attend class. Does anyone else have the same problem?
    I understand. I suffer from severe anxiety when it comes to social situations. I prefer less busy places, your not alone. I am not in uni i am in year 13 and have applied to uni and I am scared as i have anxiety.
    it goes high when something triggers the anxiety.
 
 
 
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