Anxiety and Negativity
I have felt a little stressed lately. Why? My health insurance that I have used as a graduate student expires at the end of August. I have applied for a state-run insurance program, but have not heard back from them yet. This program is pretty good, but actually getting accepted can take a lot of work. I don’t mind paying for private insurance, but it is expensive. If I went without the health insurance, my prescription medicine alone would cost well over $300 and I’m taking the generic version. I can’t imagine how much the brand name version costs.
As if that weren’t enough, my dean wants to meet with me for some reason. I realize that I shouldn’t jump to negative conclusions, but I can only think of bad things that could come out of this! Why can I not see a positive side to any of this? One of the first things that I learned about mind-body wellness was not to focus too heavily on negative thoughts and to consider that there might be positive outcomes.