“Our anxious self steals our ideal self from right in front of us; heart racing, breath shortens: we suddenly feel a great loss of power over our own lives,” said Recreational Therapist Miranda Ward. “It is as if we have been captured by an invisible, emotional self.” In Using Positive Experiences to Build Strength Over Anxiety, Miranda shares that it doesn’t have to be like this. Finding a hobby/interest or task that puts you “in the zone” can have amazing power over anxiety.