by Bridgette DeBoer

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December 10, 2013
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Anxiety and the hot potato game

Remember the game of hot potato? The idea is to get rid of the potato. It’s hot and uncomfortable to hold so you pass it off to the next person as soon as possible. Anxiety is the same way. No one enjoys feeling anxious. Many times without even knowing it we pass our anxiety to the nearest person to get rid of it. This often happens with a simple exchange of words. Say you come home from work feeling anxious. As soon as someone says something the least bit irritating you snap at them. Boom! The anxiety has been passed …

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The Record Courier Updated Dec 16, 2013 04:13PM Published Dec 10, 2013 03:42PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.