It's long but there's lots of good ideas. Note: we do not endorse hacks 45 and 44.
One in three women will experience anxiety at some stage in their lifetime. The good news is that you can get help. The Bella Rae Blog has some real life stories of teens who have experienced anxiety. Beyond Blue and Reach Out and Headspace have information on Anxiety. If you are experiencing anxiety, make sure you talk to someone, and not just your best friend. Talk to an adult who can help - parent, school counsellor, chaplain or your family doctor.
22 year old Bridie Duggan lives in Katherine in the Northern Territory. She is a national finalist for the Young Australian of the Year this year for her work in mental health awareness and suicide prevention. When a friend of hers committed suicide, Bridie travelled around Darwin every day for a month and raised $27000 for the Livin Foundation. Their motto is It Ain't Weak to Speak and encourages people to talk about mental illness. Bridie is also a qualified life coach and personal trainer who regularly volunteers in her community and runs fitness classes for kids with autism.
A wobbegong is a peculiar shark that is found mainly off the coast of Western Australia. They are not fast or strong but when they need a feed, they lay motionless on the ocean floor and blend in with the sand (the one in the illustration is not doing a great job of this but at least you can see him). When a prospective meal swims past he snaps it up. This obviously requires a lot of patience. Patience is definitely something that you need in life - waiting in queues, waiting for exam results, waiting for your birthday, waiting to learn to drive, waiting to save up for that pair of shoes that you want. Patience is also something that seems to be lacking in people these days as nobody wants to wait, they want everything now. Patience is something you need to practice - like many other things in life, it doesn't come instantly.