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How to cope with anxiety

Common signs off anxiety include:

Feeling nervous.



Increased heart rate.

A sense off panic.

Feelings off anxiety can be difficult to control and can interfere with a person every day living. They can cause you to avoid people and certain places and situations. If your anxiety is affecting your relationships and life you should see a health care provider. Whilst some people need medication to cope, lifestyle changes and coping strategies can also make a difference.

This is what you should do to cope:

1. Keep physically fit.

Exercise is a powerful stress reducer.

2. Avoid alcohol and recreational drugs.

These substances can worsens your anxiety.

3. Quit smoking, and cut back or quit drinking.

Nicotine and caffeine can worsens anxiety.

4. Use stress management and relaxion techniques.

Visualization techniques, meditation and yoga are examples of relaxation techniques that can ease anxiety.

5. Make sleep a priority.

Do what you can to ensure you are getting enough sleep as sleep is very important for your body.

6. Eat healthy foods.

Include vegetables, whole grains, fish, fruits may reduce anxiety.

7. Learn about disorder.

Talk to your health care provider to find out more about your disorder and what might be causing it and what you can use to treat your anxiety.

8. Stick to your treatment plan.

Consistency is very important when taking your medication. Take medications as directed by your health care provider.

9. Identity triggers.

Learn what situations or actions makes you so anxious.

10. Keep a journal.

Keeping track off your personal life can help you identify what is causing you stress and what makes you feel better.

11. Socialize.

Do not let your anxiety keep you from your loved ones.

Your worries might not go away on its own and it might worsens if you don't get help. See your health care provider or mental health provider before your anxiety worsens. It is easier to treat when you get help. Remember you are important and you matter.

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