I think one of my biggest fear is failure. I am terrified of failing on such a large scale, that it feeds into many other smaller fears, fuels self-doubt, hatred, procrastinating, giving up, and more. I am also afraid of disappointing other people, of judgement (much less so now that I’m older) and of “missing” out (and of making the wrong decision). I’m trying really hard to delve into my fear of failure, so that my anxiety does not transfer into my parenting. I’ve been trying to be more and more aware of the negative ways my fears and anxiety affect me (more specifically as a parent) and how I can change it.
TurningPointCT.org was developed by young people in Connecticut who are in recovery from mental health and substance use issues. We know what it’s like to feel alone, stressed, worried, sad, and angry. We’ve lived through the ups and downs of self-harm, drugs and alcohol, and the struggle to find help.
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