How I Took Back Control When Anxiety Was Ruining My Life (And How You Can Do the Same, Too)

Not too long ago, I was in a dark place. I was working a 9-to-5 job that had me stressed, overworked, and overwhelmed, but I was too afraid to look at other options. I was in a relationship that wasn’t working, but I was too afraid of what might happen if I were alone to make any changes. I was neglecting my physical health, choosing a poor diet and drinking an excess of alcohol to numb out the pain I was feeling every day. Shit sucked, to say the least.

I started to experience anxiety and panic attacks. The first one hit me hard and it felt like I was going to die. I didn’t know what was wrong with me. I’d been practicing yoga for several years and had a pretty regular meditation practice, but I couldn't calm down and I didn't know why. Why couldn’t I get the thoughts to stop? Why was my heart racing so fast? What the hell was going on?!

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Why Having a Daily Gratitude Practice is Key to Your Well-Being

Do you have a daily gratitude practice? Many of the top health and wellness experts have recently shared the scientific benefits of expressing gratitude every day. Not only does it make you feel awesome to think about the good things in your life, but expressing gratitude can positively change your mindset to expect and attract good things to happen in the future.

Here are some ways to start and develop a daily gratitude practice! 

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