how to deal with anxiety

Feeling safe during a time of transition and uncertainty in politics and society can be difficult. At such a time feeling
'Cricket for recovery, cricket for all' @TheCrippledCric signs off one of his first blog posts. A potent exemplification
It's so easy to stay settled in our comfort zone waiting for 'someone' to come along and tell us it's OK to leave. Only we can give ourselves that permission. We can quieten that voice in our heads that says "you're not allowed to do that' and shout back: "Actually I am!"
The breakdown hit me hard, it was manifested in a powerful wave of dread and fear that came inexplicably, but instantly rendered me almost crippled. Being in any closed in space was unthinkable - transport, impossible.
Sometimes it's hard to understand why they're attacking you, and it's bad enough when the keyboard warriors come for you in their scores... but what if a fandom comes for you? What if it's a celebrity you respect? What if someone says something that could really affect your brand? What if they try to destroy you, your business, your puppy, and the horse you rode in on?
Dealing with panic attacks are never easy especially when the intense fear of dying overwhelms you. But know that no matter how frequent or severe your panic attacks are, there's help available for you...
Depending on your circumstances you may worry a little or a lot about the potential impact of the EU Referendum results on your life. Here is a quick guide of how to look after yourself and cope with your anxiety. If you feel too overwhelmed to follow any of this now, then come back to it when you are ready
Meditation and mindfulness are SO on trend right now, but in the age of the 'mindful' colouring book, are these ancient practises in danger of becoming just another buzzword?
Anxiety can rear its head in so many different ways. From insomnia to fully blown panic attacks, days spent hidden away in bed due to the sheer pressure it drowns you in and a sudden loss of control over your thoughts and actions. However your body reacts, one thing is for sure: it isn't nice and it isn't pretty.
My OCD became worse when I was around people. So I spent a lot my life escaping into an imaginary world. My art allowed me to concoct a whole new universe without fear, without anxiety. Even now, painting allows me to breath and for the self-doubt to stop.