Lindsay C

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      Lindsay C
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        I’m currently going to college online right now and it’s definitely not easy. There are some classes that just should not be strictly online, such as the advanced math and science classes. I am struggling really bad because this whole pandemic has created a new lifestyle almost, and it has taken me until now to really get used to things and create my own new routine and system of doing things. It has definitely taken some getting used to.

      • #11615
        Lindsay C
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          I think it takes a lot of trial and error. If you’ve ever learned about DBT skills for Distress Tolerance, it can seem like there’s so much and it’s because everyone benefits from different things. I definitely understand this though. When I first developed anxiety and panic attacks, it was like there was this thing taking over my body and I didn’t know what to do with it. I feel like just trying new skills and strategies and seeing what works through trial and error is unfortunately the best way to do it. There’s no real quick fix of knowing what’s going to work. A very important part of this though is making sure you practice the skills you want to try BEFORE the anxiety. When I get anxiety, I can have good intentions but in the moment I seem to forget any kind of coping skill I’ve ever learned. I’ve realized over time that practicing them and rehearsing them ahead of time helps when you’re thrown into it later.

        • #11614
          Lindsay C
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            Hi Laura! Nice to meet you! I’m Lindsay. I hope to find the same thing! 🙂

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