Last night I by far had the worst anxiety attack I’ve ever had before. I think what made it so scary is that I was away from home without a family member to calm me down like they usually do. Laying down to go to bed and all of a sudden I can’t breathe. My heart starts pounding and it feels like I’m getting no air. The feeling of not being able to breathe is awful. You take deep breaths in through your mouth, and out through your nose, but it doesn’t work. My heart rate is still speeding up and I am just looking for comfort
The worst part about anxiety attacks is that you cause them yourself. If you worry about something too much, then your mind will play tricks on you. The only thing I can keep telling myself is, “This will pass,” or “everything is okay.” Meditating often helps, but with a friend who doesn’t know about your condition, it just looks silly. Why me? I over analyze everything. Once I get one anxiety attack, that means more than one will occur. Usually over a period of a week.
I’m on a beautiful beach here on the Jersey Shore, so why can’t I relax?
Been an extremely long time since I have written on here last. Sometimes life seems to be too much to handle and you need to take a step back. Between having a job, school, and other priorities breaks are needed. Time for your mind and body to relax so you don’t go crazy! That is exactly what I have been lately because of stress. Why do people expect so much out of young kids these days when we have twice as much to worry about?
Let me begin with college costs more than double it did when our parents were once in school. Classes are more demanding and are needed if you want to go anywhere in life. We have to work long hours on top of going to school full time to pay for our college expenses. Why can’t life be simpler? You learn more from being hands on, not from 3 hour lectures where you go over exactly what you could read out of a book. I believe in experiences help you learn. Memorizing 3 chapters for a test does not prove you learned anything. I do not agree with the all the priorities us young people are given today by parents, teachers, etc.
Realize what your too priorities are in life then go after the things you want. If you try hard enough and believe in yourself you can do anything, and whether that involves school or not is your choice. Don’t put too much unnecessary stress on yourself so young. Eventually we figure out that things we worried about a week ago was a smaller problem than it appeared to be. Relax, breathe, and be happy. Life’s too short to be anything but that.