All anxiety is about the future. It is natural to feel anxious about the uncertainty of our immediate and even our long term future. One of the things that help is rooting yourself in the present moment. This could be a moment of being aware of the ground beneath our feet, the feeling of the vehicle you use during your commute, or a bird singing outside. Don’t forget to breathe while you are working and be aware of your breath. This can help ground you.
Relationships are critical here as well and it does not just mean in the home with families and friends. Relationships with peers and colleagues as trusted others in the workplace can help mitigate the stress as well. These should be relationships that are close enough and trustworthy enough so that you can open up when you are depressed or overwhelmed. Building these types of relationships can also build resilience through challenging moments. Even if you don’t think you know individuals who fit this bill, maybe try testing the waters with peers and begin to start conversations.
Regardless, care for yourself, be aware of your own suffering, and find compassion for the good person that you are and the beautiful work you do.
GME Wellness Committee