I’ve written about anxiety before: a harrowing morning at the airport in California, and the power of being in the present moment. I’m so grateful that I’ve never gone all the way to full blown panic while on the road- talk about a nightmare! Panic attacks are something I wouldn’t wish on my worst-enemy. Thankfully, I haven’t had one in a few years, but in my early twenties they were a big issue for me.
Here’s a good article from the Chicago Tribune on how traveler Rita Anya Nara manages her nearly-lifelong anxiety while on the road. An excerpt:
Be present: “Get out of your mind and into your body and five senses. When you’re too focused on your head and the ‘what ifs,’ you’re focusing on the future and the past. You don’t have the energy to focus on the present, which could be a whole lot of nothing and usually is not as bad as you think.
Do you have any surefire tips for beating anxiety or panic, whether on the road or in your everyday life?
I’m participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge for April. Today’s theme is P for panic. Yesterday, I shared some orange sunset photos over New York Harbor. Next, I’ll be asking my visiting English relatives some questions about their impressions of America. Stay tuned!