Anxiety, if not properly managed, can be a disabler in life. When you begin feeling overly worried, panicked, or anxious, here’s a tip to combat anxiety that can help you nip the stressful, debilitating feeling:
- Take a time-out: It’s practically impossible to think objectively and make smart decisions when you’re overcome with stress and anxiety. Take time to calm yourself and step away from the stressful situation to gain some perspective. Consider doing breathing exercises, singing a song, or taking a shower. You may also want to consider beginning a hobby that has a soothing, calming effect like painting or gardening.
- Be positive: It’s not just a clever saying. Simply thinking positively really can help. For anxiety and stress, it’s best to put things into perspective. While life is full of unexpected turns and setbacks, just focus on getting through it and that things will get better.
- Seek advice: It always helps to have someone that will listen. Find someone you can talk to and let them help you sort it out. If you feel the need for professional guidance, help is also available through anxiety counseling.
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