I already knew a lot about anxiety because I’ve had to battled my generalized anxiety disorder multiple times. However, in the end, I ended up learning that talking to people like a therapist can help. I also learned to analyze my different triggers for specific anxiety attacks. Lastly, I also learned that a lot of people in our country deal with anxiety and I am not alone.
This project relates to me as an individual because I was able to express what I feel on this subject and how I deal with anxiety myself. At the beginning of my bumpy anxiety path, I tended to deal with it with music by creating songs, like the one I made for this project, and just sang about how I felt. I also just put my headphones in and layed down to help myself relax and calm down. However, as I moved down my anxiety path, I learned what exactly triggered my attacks and did some exposure therapy to help me move on from the trigger. For example, on October 15, 2019 around 7 a.m. my friend and I got into a car accident and I was scared to ride in a car for a while. To help me move on from this trigger of cars, I slowly exposed myself to riding in cars to then driving.
If I were to approach the same project again I would probably not be so hard on myself making sure that everything is perfect and the way I wanted it, especially the song.
The one thing I am most proud of in this project is the song that I created to help others understand what anxiety is like and also those with anxiety understand that they aren’t in this alone.
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