3 Quick Ways to Calm Your Anxiety

Anxiety can come out of nowhere but can leave just as fast.

Michelle LaLumiere
3 min readJan 14, 2022
Photo by Joice Kelly on Unsplash

As a young kid and into my teenage years, I felt weird. Something didn’t feel right, and I was convinced it was just me. Why was I always worried? Why, when the minor thing happened internally, I was screaming? Why did I think so much?

I’ll never forget the one time I was walking and lightly kicked a rock, and it went a nearby yard. When I say lightly kicked, I should be saying, “tapped” I tapped the rock with my foot, and it went into the edge of the yard. At that moment, all that was going through my mind was, “what if someone came out of the house and thought I was kicking rocks into their yard”?????? THE HORROR.

Thankfully, I can joke about it now, but the anxiety was real and quite scary back then.

What in the world is anxiety, though?

According to the American Psychological Association, “anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure.”

Everyone experiences some anxiety, and that is entirely normal. However, what if those worries are constant? Well, lucky for you, I’m not a doctor. Nor do I claim to be one. Your best bet in that situation is to ask for…

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Michelle LaLumiere

Writer, Conscious-ish Mama, Spooky Wife, Spiritual Enthusiast, Nature Obsessed, Only a Guru of eating pizza.