stress

9 Steps To Overcoming A Panic Attack

Panic attacks are no fun. Speaking from experience, panic attacks have taken advantage of my world when life was very stressful. It was so stressful, in fact, that there were days I’d wake up and had difficulty breathing with no specific trigger or reason to worry. My personal story with anxiety started when I began high school, the pressures from the school and the society I was raised in put an immense pressure on me to succeed in all aspects of life – but particularly in what was considered the “honors” version. I expected only greatness from myself, and the perfectionist in me didn’t allow for errors or mistakes.

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13 Self-Care Techniques To Reduce Anxiety

Being a medical student, and also living abroad, it’s very common for me to experience times of stress and anxiety. With lectures to study, exams to prepare for as well as keeping up with the daily chores and living in a place that isn’t originally my home (but don’t get me wrong, I love living here) there can be times when I feel overwhelmed and just in need of a break from it all. If you’re like me, it’s common to get stuck in the YouTube surfing rut so I’ve created a list of things that I enjoy doing that keep me away from electronics to reach a sense of peace that much faster.

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