University of Florida

How to keep anxiety at bay while living in a chaotic world

Ella Fitzgerald sang that "into each life some rain must fall," but it has felt like torrents of grief have fallen upon us in recent months. We all experience hardships and stress, and we are all very well-acquainted with that pit that forms in our stomach when nervousness takes hold. Many of us are feeling that pit as we process world and national news.

Demands from our personal and professional lives compete for our attention, and all too often the pressures of the day require more than we have to give.

Violence and tragedies such as police shootings in Dallas and Baton Rouge, the Nice...