Helping Kids When Anxiety Makes Them Feel They have to Always be Productive

Anxiety can often show up in two very different ways. One is through avoidance. When a person is anxious they might avoid doing difficult things in order to avoid discomfort. I did a whole video on anxiety and procrastination here

In this video I talk about how to help kids when anxiety makes them feel they have to always be productive. Learning to slow down and take care of one’s self is an important skill.

The other coping mechanism is to do, do, do! Anxiety will tell you there is always something else you could and should be doing. It might tell you that you are lazy, unproductive, or a failure if you aren’t doing something needed or necessary.

In this Youtube video, I talk about how to slow down and put the brakes on anxiety’s constant demands to be productive.

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