Situational anxiety is the feeling of panic, stress and worry regarding a changing environment, upcoming event or new situation. It differs from other anxiety disorders in that it’s usually more rational and less constant, and you can usually pinpoint the cause of your feelings.

Controlled breathing is a simple technique that encourages you to focus and slow down your breathing patterns, in order to help you manage your feelings more effectively and restore calm.

Anxiety comes in many different forms but while it’s not easy to live with, there are things you can do to help ease its effects. If you’re dealing with situational anxiety, review the TED Talks video below. Another option is medication but talk to a GP who can offer advice before going down this route.

Useful resource – TED Talks video: How to cope with anxiety – https://lnkd.in/dxUfjby

Anxiety researcher Olivia Remes lays out a roadmap to getting rid of that “someone.” It begins, she says, with being kinder to ourselves and to others.

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