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Ah Anxiety!

Anxiety is a weird thing. It is not one size fits all and everyone experiences symptoms from anxiety differently. I for one "flip my lid" as my therapist says, when I get to worked up. For me, I start to panic and my mind starts racing and going to the worst scenarios. Once I get to the point of almost hyperventilating and crying, then that's it, my lid has flipped and it takes a bit to calm myself back down. Luckily, going to therapy for my anxiety has taught me some great techniques to utilize before I get to the point of no return. I just want to share a few of my favorite techniques for when my anxiety gets the best of me.


When I start to feel nervous I try and concentrate on my breathing. I count to five in my head as I inhale and do the same as I exhale. Doing this helps to slow my heart rate a bit and makes me breath (obviously).I give myself affirmation by telling myself "you're ok, you're ok, just breath." Doing this helps me to think about what…