A psychotherapist’s advice for dealing with stress from the ‘Sunday scaries’ – also called anticipatory anxiety

Young Post, from the South China Morning Post, spoke with Lolita Schmalenberg about how to cope with anticipatory anxiety. While both adults and adolescents experience this type of anxiety, it can affect children differently.

Addressing the uncertainty of the past few years, Lolita noted:

“This anxious feeling comes from a fear of not knowing what to expect,”…“While adults may be able to assure themselves that life will be OK, teenagers might just know that the world is bad now … and it feels like it will be bad for a very long time.”

You can real all of Lolita’s insights in the article here.