Tips for Coping with Anxiety

Everyone goes through occasional feelings of anxiety throughout their lives. Some feel it excessively while dealing with regular everyday situations. 

An anxiety disorder can be difficult to control and interfere with everyday life. If you have such a condition, seeking the care of a professional is highly recommended. Experts can offer various forms of therapy that may help make the condition more manageable. 

Even those with anxiety disorders may benefit from lifestyle changes or coping strategies. No matter why you’re feeling anxiety, these coping mechanisms may help. 

Stay active: Schedule activity into your routine, so you’re active most days of the week. Exercise can improve mood and keep you focused on something productive. 

Avoid recreational drugs and alcohol: These substances can cause or exacerbate anxieties. 

Try stress management/relaxation techniques: Visualization, deep breathing, yoga, and other relaxation techniques may help ease anxiety. 

Prioritize sleep: Try your best to get consistent sleep each night. This involves setting a bed and wake time, creating a relaxing space to sleep, and avoiding screens or stimulating activity before bed. 

Try to limit snacks: Replacing sugar-laded “comfort foods” with nutritious options may help quell anxiety and anxious feelings. 

Learn about your condition: Talk to a specialist about what you feel and what treatments may work best for you. 

Identify triggers: Spot the things that cause your anxiety and strategize ways to deal with them. 

Keep a journal: Tracking your personal life may help you work through anxieties and feel better. 

Socialize: Spending time with friends and family, and doing things you enjoy, may also help. Isolating yourself from others can worsen anxiety, while data suggest that developing strong personal relationships may ease anxious feelings.


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