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Becoming - Anxiety and Me: A Toxic Relationship? by Amy Unsworth

Becoming - Anxiety and Me: A Toxic Relationship? by Amy Unsworth

Throughout my life I have always struggled with my high functioning anxiety, and when I went to university this hit an all time high to the point where I couldn’t bring myself to get on public transport, so my attendance at university really suffered. I didn’t want to talk to anyone about this and I guess, this is actually the first time I am openly discussing this and I think learning to become a teacher has really gave me the strength to not only discuss it, but to embrace it and take control of it.

When I started my training year I was beyond nervous, my anxiety had kept me up most nights and I just couldn’t seem to stop all the negative thoughts whizzing through my brain. It felt like I was a young girl and my anxiety was a colossal pit bull barking at me with full vicious teeth showing ready to tear my throat out at any moment. I was petrified of letting others see me fail or getting something wrong as I thought this reflected me as a person and then I would be ostracized, forever known as that girl who did X, Y and Z.

Becoming - Anxiety and Me: A Toxic Relationship? by Amy Unsworth

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