anxiety chronicles

‘I had to control whatever I could’: This is how I experience anxiety

Extending myself grace and compassion has been a huge coping technique for me

‘Swamped by massive feelings of inadequacy’: This is how I experience anxiety

My coping mechanisms include yoga, therapy and meditation

It is ‘still such a taboo subject to discuss’: This is how I experience anxiety

Having a dog has been instrumental

‘It is easy to lose control of the day’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘These days of shelter-in-place with two toddlers while trying to get work done is the perfect recipe for my anxiety’

It’s ‘a severely twisted version of whack-a-mole’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘It’s like a mental Instagram boomerang of the most hellacious roller-coaster drop of my life’

‘I sometimes wish I could turn off my brain from everyday thoughts’: This is how I experience anxiety

A dispatch from an American living in Italy during coronavirus

‘My heart feels like it’s flopping around in my chest’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘For those who know the struggle, I want them to know that they are not alone’

‘The feeling of constant terror’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘It’s not just a worry that something bad is going to happen, my whole body is prepared for the fact that it will’

‘My brain is going a million miles a minute to try and solve a nonexistent problem’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘My brain won’t tell me what the problem is’

‘All rationality has gone out the window’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘I now know that what I fear most is failure’