I had some pretty intense anxiety yesterday and this morning during 1st period. Last night I was just tired and wasn’t sure weather I should work out even with all the work that I still needed to get done. Anxiety has definitely been crippling me being prepared for school and getting work done. Anxiety makes it painful to do work which I enjoy doing. Even now, I have students eating lunch in my room and I’m distracted and feel like I cannot zone in and focus on what I’m writing right now.
Anxiety sucks but I’m gonna face it, facing it is the only way to make anxiety to go away. Effort gives me great dopamine I just wanna embrace the anxiety before effort to get through to the satisfaction of the effort itself. I love a great pump while I’m working out, pushing myself to failure feels amazing. Working through a challenging problem and planning , I don’t realize it but I’m getting dopamine from the effort itself the challenge. I’m not going to lie to myself but I’ll remember that true dopamine comes from that effort and it will make me feel amazing.