If you are worried that you don’t know how to deal with anxiety, Sarah Rayner may be the just the person who can help.
Making Friends With Anxiety may seem like a terrible title if anxiety threatens your peace of mind, follows you everywhere, and ruins what should be the best of times. So, if making anxiety your enemy makes it worse, what should you do?
Rayner uses the gentle approach of a friend who understands. She describes how-to exercises and tips about life, including diet, breathing, and handling criticism. She breaks down medications, how to approach your doctor, the kinds of anxiety, and much more.
The author knows from experience. At one point, she admitted herself to a clinic to get help. Her struggle is real. Her words are genuine.
She helped me understand that my body sets off adrenaline and other stress hormones as a signal that something is wrong. It showed me it is harmful to come down hard on myself when I can’t necessarily stop the physical symptoms.
She makes it clear anxiety can be a difficult friend to live with. But Making Friends With Anxiety is full of support and hope.
As a companion book, have you read The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz? Click the title to see my brief discussion about one of the greatest books related to mental well-being.
My best wishes.