This is how I treat my anxiety

The thing with anxiety is every fear and worry you have makes sense and is actually real to you. Your surroundings in a social situation become a danger zone yet being alone causes you to dig yourself deeper into a hole of irrational thoughts. It’s different for everyone but it seems that no matter what you do to escape your own thoughts they will be patiently waiting for you when you let your guard down — and then suddenly you can’t breathe, the world is spinning, and you feel like your choking … a panic attack, for no apparent reason. 

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How Harper Lee spoke to my anxiety

To Kill A Mockingbird is a story about an important part of American history as seen through a young girl’s eyes. There’s so much going on in this novel, but for me, it spoke more than just about a historical era. The themes and lessons in this novel were like soothing words to my anxious self telling me that everything’s okay.

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