Dancing with the Stars celebrity Kaitlyn Bristowe wrote about how she deals with anxiety in a revealing Instagram post. The former Bachelor and Bachelorette star expressed her feelings about this difficult time and how she has dealt with situations that make her anxious.
In an Instagram post seen here, Kaitlyn shared that anxiety can interfere with her daily life. She wrote that it was one of those days in the November 5 update, and added that she believed a lot of people were feeling the same way due to the election and the pandemic.
Kaitlyn revealed to her followers how she deals with stress. She understood that breathing was something to focus on when anxiety presented itself in her life but thought that focus brought more awareness to the tightness in her chest.
She shared with her 1.8 million followers what has worked for her when she was particularly frazzled. These were things such as reading a book, letting herself feel the waves of heat and panic, focusing on her dog’s breathing, and the knowledge the feeling would pass.
Kaitlyn ended her caption by asking her followers how they were doing and adding hashtags for anxiety, mental health, and check-in.
During the past several episodes of Dancing with the Stars, Kaitlyn has had to deal with some difficult judging from Carrie Ann Inaba. She has spoken out about these critiques to Entertainment Tonight. She tried to brush off a remark made by the show’s female judge, who claimed Kaitlyn “gave up” after a performance alongside her pro partner Artem Chigvintsev. Kaitlyn noted it was not in her character to give up and was pushing through as hard as she possibly could.
Kaitlyn’s admirers responded by sharing their own ways to combat stressful feelings.
“I’ve found that listening to a book on tape helps… helps a lot with obsessive thoughts!!! Especially when you are trying to fall asleep!!” wrote one fan.
“Thank you so much for sharing this. I find talking to loved ones really helps me work through what I’m feeling,” expressed a second follower.
“Lie on the ground, legs up the wall, place one hand on tummy one hand on chest. Calms me every time. Also bananas. Sounds crazy but they release serotonin,” penned a third Instagram user.
“Focus on your incredible blessings. Listen to music that makes you smile. Pray. Read. Exercise. And this WILL pass. It has before and it will again,” claimed a fourth fan.