Facts about anxiety: Anxiety is our bodies reaction to perceived danger or important events. Anxiety works as the body’s internal alarm system. It alerts us to danger and helps our body prepare to deal with it.
Anxiety becomes a problem when our body tells us we are in danger when there is no real danger.
Anxiety does not define who you are as a person. It is a medical diagnosis that like any other diagnosis can be managed with therapy and medication.
One helpful hint in managing anxiety is learning to utilize abdominal breathing. The benefits of abdominal breathing is it increases the supply of oxygen to your brain and stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system which promotes a state of calmness.