Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Anxiety Humor

Hi there! It's been a while, but I found something I had to share. Dave Carbonell has started a new page on his website called "Anxiety Humor" and it's fantastic. I've been known to sing my worries while driving or anticipating some panic provoking situation, so this is right up my alley. Imagine the difference in your practice sessions if you're breaking out in silly songs, perhaps loudly with the windows down? Anxiety messing with you in the work place or social settings? Why not sing these ditties in your head - no one will be the wiser.

I'd love to hear how it goes or if you have humor techniques that are already part of your repertoire!

1 comment:

Scrappy Rat said...

OMG! I totally sing in an effort to calm my OCD (though I also have a tic that causes me to sing when I get extremely nervous, but that's something else entirely.) One of the songs I use is a rewrite of that Modern Major General from HMS Pinafore (or Pirates of Penzance. I get those two confused.) I won't go through the whole song, but it begins with, "I am the very model of an anxious individual. My fears are strange they range from sane to totally delusional..." and so on. It works, though. And anything that works to quell a bit of the fear is something I'll hang onto.

Love your blog! A friend sent me a link, convinced that Anxiety Girl is my secret identity. :)