Anxiety attacks are terrifying. You can’t breathe, your heart is pounding, and the walls are closing in. You feel like you are going to die.
Everyone around you is telling you to “just breathe” and “calm down” and if you could, you’d punch them in their smug faces.
Short story, worst feeling ever. They are literal nightmares.
I found something tumblr the other day that has really helped me, and I wanted to pass it on. It’s been the most successful thing to pull me out and get me breathing normally again, and it gives me something to focus on. Save this to your phone, some place you can easily click to when your hands are shaking. Give it to your partner or BFF or parent, anyone you are with most often. Make sure it’s available to you. It works.
I don’t have an original source for this, so if you know who created this beautiful thing, let me know.