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Where Should I Go To College-Making Decisions With Anxiety

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Anxiety And Decision Making


Anxiety causes many problems in a person’s life, anyone with this problem understands how making decisions are very difficult. Our cognitive processing malfunctions due to our anxiety when this happens we become overwhelmed. This causing us to worry about making the wrong decision, people with this problem are often perfectionists. Having to be perfect is a trigger for many people, giving them symptoms of low self-esteem and negative thinking. When we are taken out of our comfort zone, this overwhelms us and we need to take a time out.


how anxiety affects our decision making


The Anxious Student


Everyone does not have the same symptoms with anxiety, but most people with this problem do struggle with making decisions.  When our symptoms flare up  we lose our confidence, this allows us to double guess our decisions. The majority of high school seniors have a difficult time deciding which college they will attend, for the anxious student this is a trigger for their symptoms to flare up. They will become overwhelmed, the fear of choosing the wrong college prevents them from being able to make a decision. Even though there is not a right or wrong answer, the overwhelmed person has the fear of choosing the wrong college.





What Can You Do


First thing you want to do when feeling overwhelmed is to take a time out, take several deep breaths. If possible, take a short walk, this will distract you and calm your down. Accepting the way you are feeling is your anxiety symptoms, just accepting what is causing you to feel the way you do will help. Once you are feeling better positive self talk will boost your confidence again. Telling yourself there is nothing to worry about, there is no right or wrong answer. The worse which can happen is you will have to transfer to your second college choice, this will not be a big deal. Do not over think the problem, often going with your gut feeling is the best choice.


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Anxiety Management


Learning to manage your anxiety will take some time, but with practice you will master the skills you need. The best coping skill is deep breathing, this can be used anytime you start to have an attack. Starting this before becoming overwhelmed works best when you can take a short walk this helps a great deal as well. Distracting yourself from your symptoms will help you calm down if you need some help the herbal supplement Kava is highly recommended by herbalists. Great hobbies which will help with your anxiety as well are art and music, many people benefit very much from practicing yoga as well. There are specific poses for anxiety, these are something to consider.


Savasana Yoga Pose


Fun Product Of The Day


This article was about making decisions and how anxiety can prevent us from making wise ones, many of our worse decisions have been because we were anxious. Best to take a time out, take some deep breaths and leave the area for a few minutes. Try some of the relaxation techniques, the art and music therapy and whatever seems interesting to you.




What Is On My Mind Today


I use to have a terrible time making the simplest decisions, never knew it was anxiety. After much research and experimenting I learned how to take a time out and do deep breathing, this has been the best thing I ever learned. I did not  attend college, I could not make up my mind what I wanted to study or where to go to college so I lost out.


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  • Margaret says:

    I enjoyed reading this post very much. Our lives seem to be full of stress these days and sometimes I wonder if we are being to hard ourselves. Are we raising a generation of over achievers who will never be happy unless they are number one? Perhaps we should all do a stock take of our blessings from time to time and realize coming second is not the worst thing that can happen to us. I find deep breathing and relaxation helps me when I am stressed. Great post.

    • admin says:

      Thank You Margaret,

      I appreciate you reading my article, in the past making simple decisions was a challenge for me. Deep breathing and relaxation techniques are the best things to add to your life, I hope more people read my articles and add them to their lives


  • Vertical Veloxity says:

    Hello! The post was excellent and very needed today in America. As a person who has dealt with anxiety for a number of years now. I can tell you that it is a problem that needs to be conquered fast. Because it can endanger your health and ruin your relationships.

    Thanks for the suggestions. They were great! I was very moved as you talked about the issue. I am going to take your advice on a few things. Including the Kava . It sounds very interesting. I love natural stuff!

    • admin says:

      Thank You Sir

      Kava is what the herbalists recommends to try first, it has had many good results for many people. I am happy you enjoyed my article, I write from experience and researching.


  • Kenny Lee says:

    The more anxious we are, the more clouded our mind will be. And when we made decision with a stressed mind, we often made the wrong choice. Deciding which college to go is a struggle with many.

    This is probably one of the biggest decision a student will ever make. One that would affect his or her future in a way. I suppose a counselor would come in handy at this point.

    • admin says:

      Thank You Kenny Lee

      I appreciate you leaving your comment, a counselor would be a good idea to get another opinion. The decision still rests on the student, where they wish to attend college.


  • Andy says:

    I can definitely relate to this. Going to college is definitely stressful, and choosing a college is just a start. Just wait ’til finals. Learning how to deal with stress and anxiety is a must, especially for those who seem to have a problem with it. You have some great tips here, and I know it will help a lot of high school students trying to choose a college.

    • admin says:

      Thank You Andy,

      Stress in life begins to be dramatic during high school, than just becomes more intense as life goes on. I really do think high school and college stress is very emotional for teenagers and early twenties, many have not experienced much stress in their life before this time.


  • Farhan says:

    Hey man, very good tips as usual. I can completely relate to this topic about anxiety. Being anxious affects many facets of my life, and decision making is definitely one of them.

    I always thought that I worry too much about everything. I always tell myself that I needed to make the right decisions, and no mistakes should be allowed. This made me neurotic, and unable to function normally.

    When depression struck, it made this chronic anxiety much worse to the extend where I’m even afraid to talk to people. Thanks for trying to help future college students, as I’m sure they’ll greatly appreciate it!

    • admin says:

      Thank You Farhan,

      I was very dysfunctional as a teenager living with anxiety and depression, I just am trying to help young people not lose so many years of their life being anxious and depressed.


  • Gerleene G. says:

    Great content! Being a college student myself, just reading about this kind of stuff makes you feel more at ease. Sometimes people can get a little too in their heads and think they are the only ones going through stuff like this but Not a chance. lol I know many people, myself included, who would visit this site for the great posts!

    • admin says:

      Thank You Gerleene G.

      I appreciate your kind comments and compliments, I am putting great effort into posting helpful article to ease everyone’s anxiety and stress in their lives.


  • Yvonne says:

    I can definitely relate to the decision making problem. Sometimes, it can take me an unreasonably long time to come to a simple decision. I want things to be as perfect as they can be.

    I think this problem can affect anyone. Not just college students. It’s true anxiety management is very important. Thanks for all the tips that you provided. Music is a great way for me to relax and regain my focus.

    • admin says:

      Thank You Yvonne,

      Your absolutely right making decisions efficiently affects us all, it is very stressful for college students since this is the first time they really had to start making decisions on their own. Parents often help students in high school make decisions, but once away from home in college making decisions can not always be consulted with mom and dad.


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