Read This When You’re Waiting For A Text Back

Try to remain calm and not jump to conclusions, assuming the worst.

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By Kelly Peacock

Waiting for a text is incredibly anxiety-inducing, but it’s important to approach this situation with patience, calmness, and understanding.

Here are some things to keep in mind and things you can do while you wait for a text back:

Distract yourself.

Nothing good can come from you sitting around on your phone, waiting for the notification that they’ve finally texted you. It’s just going to make you feel more impatient, more on edge, and overthinking the worst. Instead of waiting for the little message bubbles to pop up, distract yourself. Put your phone down. Read a book, go for a walk, watch your favorite movie, get a meal with friends. Do something that will not only keep you busy but will bring you a sense of peace and joy too.

Remain calm and stay patient.

It’s natural to feel anxious. And it’s not easy to just turn off that part of your brain and “relax.” Try to remain calm and not jump to conclusions, assuming the worst. Take a deep breath. People have various reasons for not responding immediately, and it may have nothing to do with you. Stay…

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