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should I try to erase my math anxiety or simply just accept it?

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Don’t take math advice from a therapist; there’s no such thing as a “non-math” person. If you have the opportunity to take a step back and learn math at your own pace, you may be able to capture some of the joy of the pursuit. Look up some math YouTube, and learn new areas of mathematics to explore and enjoy.
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If you want to learn math, then you should absolutely learn math.    But make sure you're learning it for yourself and not for anyone else.   You're not in a competition, and you don't even have to tell anyone you're learning math if you don't want to.     Math can be extremely fun and rewarding, not to mention mind-blowing at times.    Math is also beautiful, the way that any art form can be beautiful.    So if appreciating that beauty is something you really want to experience, don't let anyone stand in your way.
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It's more like if you accept it, it may fade. Anxiety is a feeling, so you can't control it directly, and there is not a special math kind. You have a learned response and just have to unlearn it. That feeling in your stomach cannot hurt you. Just sit and have a feeling. Stop thinking the fear is a bad thing. It's trying to protect you; it just happens to be wrong. Teach it otherwise by being in front of math, not doing anything to run from it, and observing that you don't die.

Obviously the therapist is there to work out that process. Just to say that there is nothing special about math. It's just a thing you've learned is scary. Your body will feel afraid. So what. That doesn't mean *you* are an afraid person.

If you need a break, take one.

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