It is incredibly hard living with anxiety. At best, it wears you down, taking the edge off the joy of life. At its worst, the panic attacks can be terrifying and make daily life feel like an ordeal. Anxiety is something I struggle with every day. Medication keeps the worst symptoms at bay, but the underlying worry is always there. It’s just the volume that varies.
Over the years, I have learnt many skills to manage my anxiety levels. There isn’t one response that works. Rather, it’s a combination of skills that work for me. However, taking a more mindful approach as part of my daily life and activities has definitely helped me cope better.
Here are some of the mindful things I do when I am feeling anxious.
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Jane Hurst, PhD
Instructor, Walking Tall
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