Anxiety is defined as a form of worry, fear or stress but if you’ve ever experienced anxiety, you know it’s much more than that. Anxiety is a secondary emotion and it’s caused by resisting the primary emotion which is likely worry, stress or fear. Today I’m going to teach you what to do with the primary emotion to keep it from escalating. I’m also going to help you know what to do when (despite your best efforts) you find yourself experiencing anxiety anyway. It’s the resisting of the anxiety that can escalate you to a full-on panic attack. It feels counterintuitive to allow and lean into our negative emotions, but I promise you it will serve you far better. And don’t forget, Heavenly Father created us to experience all emotions and for good reason including our need to avoid danger and to experience opposition in all things. This is the only way we can become like Him.