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Ways To Cope With Anxiety

Updated on June 16, 2017
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Brittany Banks is a young woman who likes to help people in difficult situations.


What Is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a term for several disorders that can cause: nervousness, uneasy, fear and worrying. This can affect people a certain way and they can feel real physical symptoms. If someone is in a situation that can make them feel uncomfortable it can cause anxiety. Anxiety can lead to a panic attack. This panic attack can cause confusion, nervousness, dizziness, and trouble breathing. People try to seek help by talking to their doctor or other people who may have anxiety. If you find a way to cope with your anxiety, it can help in those situations. Once you figure this out, you may be able to prevent yourself from having a panic attack.

Accept It

This first thing you need to do is to learn to accept that you have anxiety. This can help ease your mind and can help you control your anxiety. Once you learn to accept it, it can be easier for you to feel more comfortable in certain situations. If you don't accept it, it can lead to troubles later on. Visit your doctor and ask how you can learn to accept that you have anxiety. Your doctor may set you up with a counselor or a psychiatrist to help you guide your way to accepting your anxiety. If your symptoms are too severe, your doctor may prescribe you some medications that can help.

Cleaning And Organizing

If you give your mind something to think about, it can help control anxiety and calm yourself down. Stay busy and clean or organize the house. You will be too busy thinking about what you need to clean next or where items belong. This can help train your mind into thinking about something else. This can help relieve stress as well. Next thing you know, you are done stressing about cleaning and organizing your house.

Journal Writing

A lot of people write to relive stress and to help express their feelings into words. This can help if you have social anxiety. Keep a journal and write down every time your anxiety kicks up. Write when you are in a uncomfortable situation or you can write what ever you want. Ask yourself, why do you feel the way you do? You can use this journal later on to reflect on how you felt at that time. This can help you understand yourself and how you feel in a situation. You can also write about anything you want to.


Have A Hobby

Having a hobby can distract you of what is really going on. Hobbies like coloring, sewing, knitting, or collecting items can give you something else to think about. Playing video games is a another common hobby that people do. It can help you learn what to do in certain situations as these situations would happen in real life. This can help you relieve stress and help you calm down. It will give your mind something else to think about. A lot of people have hobbies, because it gives them something to do or to help with their anxiety. You may find out you are more talented than you think you really are.


Exerise, Yoga, And Meditation

Getting enough exercise will help you feel healthy and help ease anxiety. A lot of people do yoga or meditate to try to help them calm down when their anxiety kicks up. You may find yourself feeling more peaceful and stress free. Stress can cause anxiety and anxiety can cause stress. Ride a bike or walk around. While you are walking around, look at your surroundings. This can help tell yourself that you are ok. The most important thing is to teach yourself to breathe when your anxiety kicks up. Getting enough exercise can help you breathe better and open up your air ways.


Having A Companion Animal

Some people have an emotional support animal. Dogs or cats are very common animals to have as an emotional support animal. This animal can be trained to react when you are having a panic attack. This companionship can help you not feel so alone. Companionship is a great thing, because it can help you feel happy and to help you know that someone is there for you to rescue you in certain situations. You can talk to your doctor about getting a support animal to help guide you when you need it.

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    • Gyanendra Mocktan profile image

      gyanendra mocktan 12 months ago

      Thank you again. I need to keep journal in the notebook first. Thank you again

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      Brittany Banks 12 months ago from Spokane, Washington

      You should try it. When I was in my depressive state when I was younger, it helped me a lot.

    • Gyanendra Mocktan profile image

      gyanendra mocktan 12 months ago

      Brittany Banks, thank you for inspiring an article. Sadly, I never followed journal writing. I will have to do that. Thank you again

    • bbanks27 profile image

      Brittany Banks 12 months ago from Spokane, Washington

      Yes that is true

    • Dasia Toston profile image

      Dasia 12 months ago from North Carolina

      Its also important to know what triggers your anxiety for those who experience anxiety attacks.


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