Scanxiety is real

I’m very lucky. I only have my MRI once a year, which means I don’t usually have to think about it for most of the 10 months. But then, the next date starts approaching and generally two months prior the scan, the thoughts begin to eat me inside again. My annual MRI is next week … Continue reading Scanxiety is real

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Other relaxation and anxiety management techniques

So far, I’ve talked about the main anxiety management tools that helped me to get out of the vicious anxiety and panic attack circle and improve my mental health: letting go, meditation and breathing. Each one of them is complex and interconnected with the other. In other words, It wasn’t just me practising these exercises … Continue reading Other relaxation and anxiety management techniques

Breathing

Breathing goes hand in hand with the other anxiety management tools that I wrote about. In my case, breathing is very closely tight with meditation as my most frequently practised form is basic breathing meditation. Breathing is something so simple and natural. We take it for granted and usually don’t pay close attention to it. … Continue reading Breathing