Before I start this blog, I would like to explain why managing stress is so important for me. I am a very anxious person, so I often find myself overwhelmed in situations that do not warrant it. I’m not talking about the little excess stress you get when you know you have a test coming up, or that burst of adrenaline you get when you procrastinate until the last second to do something. I am talking about the stress and anxiety that makes you shut down. The kind that prevents you from breathing or thinking clearly.

It was fine in high school because the stress I had wasn’t great enough to allow me to see my problem. In college, where the real pressure of being an independent adult set in, I learned that these were panic attacks. I realized I couldn’t go on like this because I was holding back from doing normal, every day activies. Recently, I have needed to deal with stress more than ever because I am studying for the LSAT, which as you can imagine is very strenuous. I want to help other people like me who know how great they can be without the panic attacks get rid of their unnecessary stress.