My Art Therapy supervisor shared this creative cartoon from her attendance at the American Art Therapy Association’s annual conference (thanks Evelyn!). I enjoy the humor, reality, and honesty portrayed. We might not feel we look as anxious as this cat looks however most of us have experienced one or more of these symptoms (lack of concentration, sleeplessness, irritable, overreacting, stomach problems, antsy, fear, muscle tension, fatigue, racing heart, or headache) affecting our daily routine.
The suggested coping skills (self-care, simplifying, identifying triggers, sharing, nourishing our spirits, and avoiding triggers) are good for anyone, not just those who feel anxious.
It may not be anxiety however life holds various objects, people, tasks, and subjects that cause feelings we can’t always identify or control.
Please contact me if you have any further questions.