We’re all millennials, right? So that means we love freaking out. We freak out about our jobs, friends, relationships, basically our lives in general. Honestly, for millennials, having anxiety is pretty much a hobby. Spoiler alert: freaking out about everything is totally pointless. Trust me, it took a lot of years in the my therapists office to actually learn that, but it’s true.
Freaking out about any given situation isn’t actually going to do anything. So, instead of giving yourself heart palpitations, remember the breathe, relax, and remember that you’re not actually in control of anything. Once you realize that, oddly enough, things will get a lot easier for you.
In the meantime, remember this:
You can’t change anything
Bottom line is, you can’t actually change things that are out of your control. The problem there is, like I said, a lot of things are out of your control. If you sit there and freak out about something, it won’t actually change the situation. Let’s say that your boss isn’t happy with something you did, right? Well, you can’t chance what they’re pissed about so freaking out is pointless. What you should be doing is focusing on getting better and not making the same mistake twice.
It won’t help the situation
Like I said, freaking out isn’t going to help AT ALL. It will just make you stressed, you’ll lose focus, and you won’t be able to get anything done. Instead, just breathe and relax and figure out how not to drive yourself insane.
It will somehow work itself out
If you makes you feel any better, things always manage to work themselves out. I don’t know how, but they do. So, if you’re in the midst of a nervous breakdown, remember that everything will somehow be fine. Everything will fall into place as it should and most importantly, you’re going to be perfectly fine.
You’re not doing yourself any justice
Freaking out is a disservice to yourself. It’ll make you go nuts, you’ll get grey hairs, you might cry for whatever reason and again, it doesn’t chance anything. Freaking out about situations don’t do anything but make them worse. So, instead of freaking out, try to figure out how you can avoid the same thing happening again.
You should be learning, not freaking out
The biggest lesson you can learn when something is going wrong is to learn from it. Understand where you went wrong, figure out how to do better next time, and most importantly, don’t be afraid of the fact that you failed at something. Failure is a normal part of life, so you should never be scared of it. Embrace it instead.