I’ve been there, so I understand how it is. Rapid heartbeat, shallow breathing, stomach tightness, and chest aches Every second is exhausting, difficult, and heartbreaking. Your confidence, productivity, relationships, and capacity for enjoyment of life are all destroyed by anxiety. The crippling sense that you’ll never again feel pleased is the hardest aspect, along with the obsession with pessimism.avert your fears. You have the power to end your misery. You can resume life. It’s also simpler than you may imagine. Play It Away details every step of my recovery process, from the causes of my anxiety to the “A-ha!” moment that led to my treatment.