take this: Anxiety Is An Illusion

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by: Russ Pitts

You think you’re having a heart attack. That’s the first thing you notice. The second thing you notice is that you’re dying.

Anxiety attacks come in a variety of shapes in sizes, but that’s how mine usually work: I think I’m dying. And then it gets worse, because becoming aware of…

This is a wonderful piece about what it feels like to have an anxiety attack, and ways to deal with it. The author is one of my bosses at Polygon, a lovely guy. He articulates perfectly what happens in your head when you’re panicking.

Also, from now on I’m referring to having an anxiety attack as experiencing “lizard brain.”

Russ Pitts words anxiety

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    wonderful piece about what...lovely guy. He articulates perfectly
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