20 Apr Anxiety
My dear friend, I see you’re back
I haven’t heard from you in a while
Things have been calm since you left
I started seeing life in a different light
It was brighter, less hazy
But it’s good to have you back in all your glamour, ugly it may be
My dear friend, today I lost another good relationship
I know this only happened because you came back and she doesn’t care for our friendship
How many has it been now? 5?6?
I guess I lost count when I lost track of me
My dear friend, you’ve come back and once again you’ve taken over
It seems I can’t hold on to my own sanity any longer
by Ifeanyi Ben-Okafor
Anxiety is what we feel when we are worried, tense or afraid – particularly about things that are about to happen, or which we think could happen in the future. It is a natural feeling that everyone gets, and it becomes a mental health problem if it impacts on your ability to live your life as fully as you want to. If the feelings last for long periods of time, if they are out of proportion to the situation or you experience anxiety attacks, this may mean you are suffering from an anxiety disorder.
The British newspaper, the Telegraph, called anxiety an epidemic sweeping through generation Y, while this may seem to be the case, our world is quickly responding to this in form of apps such as Headspace, and other mindfulness apps. We love Workstation in Victoria Island Lagos because they are home to Unwind with Proud Journey Yoga every Wednesday, as well as other great classes.