Four celebrities suffering from severe anxiety tell their story & share their top tips on how to help yourself:

David Beckham says he plays with lego to calm himself down and control his anxiety, saying he finds it ‘very therapeutic’. ‘Anything carefree and childlike could help, or just something that engages your attention and distracts you away from anxiety‘, he says.

Singer Adele on her battle with Anxiety:

“I’m scared of audiences,” she said. “One show in Amsterdam I was so nervous, I escaped out the fire exit. I’ve thrown up a couple of times. Once in Brussels, I projectile vomited on someone. I just gotta bear it. But I don’t like touring. I have anxiety attacks a lot.”

The singer is a powerhouse who is able to move her audience by just standing in one spot and belting it out on stage. But that doesn’t mean she doesn’t feel the pressure to bring it every time she steps on stage. It takes a lot of courage for her to do what she does. Surprisingly, to get over her anxiety and panic attacks, she has turned to one celebrity for inspiration.

She said that once when she was hysterically crying, she asked herself; “What would Sasha Fierce do?’, which is, of course, Beyoncé’s alter ego.

Jennifer Lawrence has talked about her social anxiety issues claiming that acting helped her to feel ”capable whereas before I felt good for nothing”. Finding what you’re good at and what you love doing, like Jennifer did, could be a big help with Anxiety.

Actress Emma Stone has gone on the record about her anxiety issues, saying that she used to suffer panic attacks from a young age and was scared of ‘failing’. She says she used acting to ‘give her a sense of purpose’. She also recommends baking to help with anxiety; stating that it helped her to regain a sense of control, knowing that she could control how the cakes came out.

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