Signs of Anxiety

  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep or waking up with racing thoughts
  • Dreading something so much that you think about it all the time, and it makes you feel paralyzed and unable to focus on daily activities
  • Obsessive thoughts about something going wrong or being unsafe
  • Recurring physical sensations of panic like hyperventilating, racing heart, difficulty breathing, and feeling like you’re going to die
  • Constantly avoiding things that trigger these feelings including people, places, or activities

Mindfulness Breathing

Try this when you’re feeling anxious and find yourself holding your breath or on the verge of hyperventilating.

  • Inhale to a count of 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Hold to a count of 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Exhale to a count of 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Hold to a count of 1, 2, 3, 4

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