The last few months have surfaced so many challenges for many people. Forcing people out of their comfort zones into a space of unknown. So many people that I know are now experiencing symptoms of anxiety.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year. Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only 36.9% of those suffering receive treatment.
Treating anxiety looks different for everyone, and finding what works for you is the most important. Meditation and breathwork for me were key to managing my anxiety, and now I rarely ever experience it, even during difficult times. Thich Nhat Hanh says, “you can’t stop the waves but you can learn how to surf.” This is about you taking control of your mind regardless of the circumstances around you, your inner peace is always there.
Check out these helpful tips for managing anxiety.