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Wrong way to deal with anxiety.
Old 09-27-2016, 02:11 PM
 
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I am a confident teacher and don't mind getting up in front of my class, groups of parents, other staff, etc. I don't mind speaking up for my self or discussing important issues with colleagues and others. I have been successful in my career. And I know it. But I still get anxieties related to the stress of accounting for so many other people in the building (children, plus staff). Then the stresses of my personal life, separate from school, get into my head as well. I try to keep my anxieties and emotions under lock and key...and have patience. But it comes out in the for of picking at my skin. It becomes compulsive and I don't realize I'm doing it until after the picking has broken my skin.

I wonder if any other teachers have this form of anxiety/this issue. It's hard because as a teacher, I'm feel like i'm in the lime-light a lot and then I get embarrassed about the marks I've made on my skin.


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