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  • Writer's pictureJace Shoemaker-Galloway

International Panic Day

Are you stressed out, overworked and underpaid? Do the smallest of things completely overwhelm you? Are you the type of person who worries about everything under the sun? Is “Chicken Little” your favorite character? Is “worry wart” your middle name? If so, perhaps it’s time to reevaluate things?

Today is International Panic Day! Not to be confused with International Picnic Day, which is also observed today, this annual “holiday” is observed each year on June 18 Why not observe the event by slowing down a little and enjoying life a lot more? Turn off the electronic devices, put your feet up and relax.

Let's face it. Stress is just part of our lives. But because everyone handles stress differently, it’s important to learn how to better manage the stress in your life. Prolonged stress can lead to a variety of issues, including panic attacks which are “sudden episodes of intense fear that triggers severe physical reactions when there is no real danger or apparent cause.”

It’s estimated that 60 million American adults will suffer from panic attacks at some point in their lives. And if you’ve ever had one, you know how scary they can be. And to make matters worse, once you have had one, you worry about having another one.

In honor of International Panic Day, take a moment out of your hectic schedule and do something just for you? Why not kick back with a fabulous Martini or go on a relaxing picnic with friends or family? And just in case you missed International Panic Day, March 9th is Panic Day.


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