Coping with Anxiety

Anxiety is a very unpleasant and uncomfortable feeling of dread, uneasiness, apprehension or worry and can be very distressing for those suffering from an anxiety disorder. A certain level of anxiety is natural and helps us stay alert and aware commonly referred to as our fight or flight instinct.  But for those experiencing high levels of anxiety it feels far from normal and can become completely debilitating and difficult to function affecting everyday life.

Nobody wants to live with anxiety.  If you think you’re starting to feel as though anxiety or feelings of panic are beginning to affect your everyday life or you feel it’s becoming more and more difficult to maintain your emotional and physical well-being – it’s time to take action.  It’s time to learn new strategies or remind yourself of old strategies that worked for you in the past that will enable you to cope better with that anxiety now.

Strategies for Coping with Anxiety

One of the key things to remember when dealing with anxiety is that learning to cope with it actually happens inside of you.  Seeking help from a counsellor could be one of the first steps you take or employing one or more of the following approaches might be the solution you’re looking for.

  • Deep Breathing Techniques
  • Journaling
  • Physical Exercise and Quality Rest
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Awareness and Identifying Triggers
  • Creating a Support Network

I will explore each of these strategies in future blog posts.

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