Advice for Anxious People


Watching My Friends Become Successful Fills Me With Anxiety

The human tendency to compare one’s own achievements against others starts early in life, and it’s a deep part of our nature.


How to Be Less Anxious About Traveling

It’s easy to let the nightmare of missing a train or flight go to your head.


What It Means if You Hate Having Your Picture Taken

For those of us who prefer not to be the focus of attention, it used to be so much easier to hide.


This Is Why Anxiety Affects More Than Your Mental State

We all lie on a spectrum in terms of how much bodily awareness we have.


This Is Why People Constantly Flake on Their Plans

This mismatch between the abstractness of our plans when they’re in the distance and their concrete nature once they’re imminent helps partly explain why people fall into the canceling habit.


I Get Major Anxiety From Working In an Open-Plan Office

What can I do to survive in the fish bowl?


How Can I Get Over My Body Image Anxiety During Sex?

"You could be a stone-cold fox and still only notice your scars, wrinkles, and that random dark spot on the underside of your left knee."


I Have Anxiety, But My Partner Doesn’t. Are We Screwed?

“Relationships can be problematic for people with anxiety, whether you are with someone who ‘gets it’ or not.”


I Can't Stand Work Happy Hours. Do I Have To Go?

"You may feel like you are going to die, but the feelings of anxiety themselves can't actually hurt you."