THINGS THAT CALM ANXIETY
- •BreathingSlow and steady, in and out. Find a rhythm.
- •WeedLining all your thoughts up and looking at them, noticing which ones are problematic. Temporarily separating yourself from them. Smoking.
- •Listening to Pure Heroine by LordeHer particular brand of chilled melodic electronica is ideal: there are no spaces in it, and something about that texture is incredibly comforting. The ultimate rescue album.
- •Musical theatreI was once in a pub garden on the verge of a panic attack which subsided when I was drafted in as eponine for a heartfelt rendition of one day more. Singing with other people is magic: it focuses your breathing, syncs your heartbeats and honestly works.