Wellness Wednesday: When I Feel Anxious…

Happy Wellness Wednesday, friends! Despite my relatively even-keeled, chill, and positive personality, I can surprisingly be a rather anxious person. While never debilitating or persistent, my anxiety can sometimes flair up when I have to present a major project, sit for an exam, drive behind a slow driver, or wait for a crush to respond to a text. My hands get sweaty, my heart starts racing, and it’s so hard to breathe. I know that sounds terribly dramatic, but those moments often feel dramatic and high-stakes. If this sounds remotely familiar, I want you to know you’re not alone. In fact, the National Institute of Mental Health reports that more than 25% of 13 to 18 year olds have an anxiety disorder at some point in their life.

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