Remember Whac-A-Mole, that arcade game where you had to hit the moles that popped up with a mallet in a wild anxious frenzy?
To a degree, life can feel like that too. From the second the alarm clock pierces through our dreams, it’s off to the races: brush teeth, get dressed, coffee, grab lunch, keys, kids rushed to school, and off to work.
Think about your day: when do you have a moment to catch your breath? To check in with yourself?
In a world full of distractions and things constantly vying for our attention, it’s no wonder anxiety is on the rise.
Anxiety and Teens
Do you remember your teenage years, your high school experience?
For many, it was challenging and stressful. How incredible would it have been, to be provided with some guidance on how to manage the increased pressure, both academic and social?
And of course, now, there’s something else – the added element of social media which tugs and nudges – sometimes not so subtly. Encouraging teens (and adults, too) to filter their appearance; purchase this, that, and the other.
The underlying message is extremely damaging: we are not good enough as we are.
Anxiety and Adults
How anxious are you?
How do you handle it?
Do you worry that your kids may be experiencing it too?
Our society presents us with mixed messages. On one hand, there’s this push toward self-care. On the other hand, there’s this pull toward doing, you can do more; squeeze more into your day. Use all these hacks to be more productive, to never stop moving or doing.
Without a grasp on who we are and what we’re looking for in life, it can feel quite overwhelming trying to figure it out without getting totally lost in the process.
Almost all of us could have benefitted from some guidance on how to cope when we were teens. Some instruction on how to manage anxiety, and some psychoeducation about what it is. Why it’s so prevalent.
It’s no wonder that many people feel this pressure, a heavy tightening in their chest, and when the weekend arrives, they have nothing left.
The truth is, most parents have a hard time modeling healthy ways to combat anxiety for their kids. Maybe they don’t have the time, or have never learned themselves, and are caught up in it too.
We’re buried under layers of stimuli, to-do lists, paperwork, problems to solve, and all the while anxiety builds and builds. Until it becomes too much to ignore anymore.
In a world that demands our attention, it’s become harder and harder to get quiet. Check in with ourselves.
It’s totally normal to feel stressed, and even a little anxious once in a while.
However, if you’ve been experiencing anxiety for a while, feel it impacting your life, or worry that your kids are starting to suffer from it, seeking guidance from a therapist is the best way to regain the upper hand.
Kids are taught all sorts of things in school, yet unfortunately, many never learn about stress, anxiety, and proper ways of coping. This leads to issues that, unless addressed, can plague them their whole life.
The Relationship Therapy Center offers anxiety treatment in Fair Oaks, California. We help kids, teens, and adults work through their anxiety. The sooner anxiety is treated, the better. Give us a call today, and learn how we can help you or your loved one.
Begin Anxiety Treatment in Roseville, CA, Fair Oaks, CA, or Online in California:
If you are ready to find relief from your anxiety, we can help. The therapists at the Relationship Therapy Center provide anxiety treatment to help teens and adults find happiness and live without the pain of anxiety. To begin therapy at our Sacramento area locations or online, follow these steps:
Contact the Relationship Therapy Center and schedule a free 20-minute phone consultation to learn more about anxiety treatment
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Other Services offered at The Relationship Therapy Center in California:
In addition to anxiety therapy, Our Sacramento area counseling clinics located in Roseville and Fair Oaks, CA are pleased to offer a variety of mental health services. Our couples services include: Couples Counseling, Counseling after infidelity, sex therapy, co-parent counseling, family therapy, divorce counseling, intensive couples retreats, and premarital counseling. Our individual therapy services include anxiety treatment, therapy for children, teen therapy, depression treatment, codependency counseling and individual relationship counseling. Our therapists offer online counseling in California to treat a variety of mental health concerns. Please reach out to our Sacramento area therapy office to learn more about the many ways we can help you or your loved ones.