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The Tip Off Report: Dealing With Anxiety

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Life has its many challenges. Sometimes, those problems can be so overwhelming that it builds up anxiety. Here are some tips on how to deal with that stress.

1. Force Yourself to Relax. It is usually easier-said-than-done, but try to force yourself to relax. Whatever is making you anxious, try to focus on something different. People typically imagine the situation is worse than it is. If you have a difficult time relaxing, go to a spa and get a massage.

2. Brainstorm Solutions to What Is Causing Your Anxiety. A significant way to reduce your anxiety is to come up with a plan on how to overcome it. While this may not be possible in every situation, it can help in many of them. Determine what may be causing your anxiety and write down possible solutions. Just knowing that there is a solution can, in turn, reduce your stress.

3. Think Back to a Time When You Were Not Anxious. Most people had experienced periods in their life when they were not anxious, and things were working out just fine. By thinking back to those times, you help your mind realize that your current state of anxiety is only temporary. You still may need to take steps to solve the situations causing your distress. But it’s good to imagine that it will be gone soon.

4. Try Meditation. If you have anxiety, try meditation. It helps people relax and gets them in a state of mind that can help them deal with their situations. There are plenty of coaches available who can help you get started, or you can pick up a book on Amazon. You will be able to find free videos on YouTube as well.

5. Exercise Frequently. Exercise helps to reduce stress and anxiety. You need to do it on a regular basis to be genuinely useful. Exercise will also help reduce the concern you may have about your health as you should become healthier as a result. It also helps you to sleep better at night which can reduce anxiety as well.

6. Volunteer. Volunteering enables you to see that your problems are probably not as severe as you are making them out to be. However, your goals in volunteering should be to help people out rather than to observe their situation compared to yours. When you help others, they will be grateful to you, and it will give you a sense of worth.

7. Talk It Out. Sometimes, anxiety can be amplified by keeping everything bottled up inside. Talking won’t necessarily solve the situations that are making you anxious. But, you will feel a bit better after, you may even talk out the solution when you express your feelings about the situations.

8. Get Help. If your anxiety is so out-of-hand that no matter what you try does not help, seek the advice of a professional. If you decide on going this route, try to find councilors who are not set out to offer drugs as a long-term solution. Sometimes, it’s just easier for them to prescribe drugs instead of getting to the heart of the problem. Drugs will usually not solve the problems, either.

ACTIONABLE STEPS:

1. Make it a habit of going out with friends once-a-week. Socializing can help you reduce your anxiety. At the very least, it gets your mind off your situations for a short while each week.

2. Make a plan for the next month. Anxiety is often caused by not knowing what to do. Having an idea gives you a direction to focus. Ideally, you want to plan out more than just one month. But, start slowly with just the coming month. After that month is complete, see how you did and how planning made you feel. Do the same for the next month.



Source by Tim L Latham

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