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Mental Health

HOW TO DEAL WITH ANXIETY

Anxiety involves feelings of worry, fear, and apprehension. Anxiety is typically experienced on cognitive, emotional, and physical levels. For instance, when feeling anxious a person may have negative or disturbing thoughts. On an emotional level, one may feel scared or out-of-control. It is also common to experience severe anxiety through somatic sensations, such as sweating, trembling, or shortness of breath. It can feel as if the anxiety is taking over or completely out of one’s control. Here’s tips to manage anxiety:Anxiety

  • Take deep breaths. Inhale and exhale slowly.
  • Count to 10 slowly. Repeat, and count to 20 if necessary.
  • Take a break:  Step back from your problems and clear your head. Take time for yourself and do something relaxing like listening to music, spa-day, yoga or meditation.   
  • Do not skip any meals: Keep healthful, energy-boosting snacks on hand. Eat well-balanced meals.
  • Limit alcohol and caffeine: Both of them are known to aggravate anxiety and trigger panic attacks.
  • Get enough sleep: Your body needs to recover from all that stress and naturals requires additional sleep
  • Exercise daily Stay fit and healthy. It helps manage everything better. 
  • Do your best. Instead of aiming for perfection, which isn’t possible, be proud of however close you get.
  • Put your stress in perspective: Is it really as bad as you think? Accept that you cannot control everythingDont panic
  • Maintain a positive attitude. Make an effort to replace negative thoughts with positive ones.Be positive
  • Learn what triggers your anxiety. Is it work, family, school, or something else you can identify
  • Talk to someone. Tell friends and family you’re feeling overwhelmed, and let them know how they can help you. Talk to a physician or therapist for professional help.

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