Hello, I am new to this community and am looking for help. I have dealt with anxiety, in some fashion, since I was very, very young and was depressed for a time in my life... but both of these things have been under control ( and with no medication) for at least three years- my anxiety, during this time, has still been lingering, but it's now "normal" and I know how to deal with it and my depression has been non-existent. Recently, I have been going through many changes in my life, that many people my age (22) go through- graduating college, working at a new job, moving- and it is causing my anxiety to be a major burden in my day-to-day life and me to slip back into these thoughts of depression. In my head, I know I "should" be excited about these changes like most of my peers, but I am having quite a hard time with it. I find myself physically sick from anxiety driving to work and for a few hours after I arrive and when I'm not at work, I typically want to be alone. I am aware that this is not healthy and that it's beginning to be a real issue, but I don't know how to handle it. Do any of you have tips to help sway these thoughts or advice on what I could do to make sure this doesn't get out of control? I am not looking to take any sort of medicine, I am looking for a more "natural" way, to help change my mentality, maybe? I used to be able to just think positively and suppress my anxiety, but it's becoming "too big" for that recently. Thank you in advance for anyone who tries to help me out- I greatly appreciate it and am looking forward to reading your feedback.
EDIT: It may be helpful to mention that the main thing I get anxious about with this new job is the hours- Monday - Friday, 8AM-4:30PM. It also takes me half an hour to drive there from my house, so this means that 6:45AM (when I wake up) until at least 5PM (when I get home), five days a week are completely dedicated to this job. I know that nearly everyone has to work full time, but the transition from college (with ALL the free time and breaks) to full-time work, is really the main issue, I believe. It's hard for me to be happy with losing so much free time and freedom that many of my friends still have; I need to change that perceptive, but am unsure how.