It is estimated that almost 18 percent or 40 million adults in the United States suffer from anxiety, which makes it the most common mental illness in the country.
Anxiety can impact anyone, regardless of the kind of life they lead. Unfortunately, many people suffer in silence because they are ashamed to admit their struggles with anxiety.
If you are one of the millions who suffer from anxiety, here are five useful tips to help you better manage your condition.
Tip #1 Watch for Your Triggers
If you know what triggers your anxiety, you can then effectively plan your day around them. If there are times throughout the day that you know your anxiety is likely to be triggered, plan time-outs, or periods of exercise during these times. Learn and understand your danger spots can help to lessen your anxiety.
Tip #2 Start Exercising
Regular daily exercise has many benefits, including helping to alleviate the debilitating symptoms of anxiety. If you have not made regular exercise a habit in your life, its time you start.
You do not have to spend hours in the gym, even a short walk around the block every day can significantly impact your life and decrease your anxiety.
Tip #3 Take Some Time to Breathe
When your symptoms of anxiety start to rear their ugly head, taking some time alone to breathe can be highly effective in managing your anxiety. Deep breathing exercises can help to calm your heart and
help you instantly feel at peace. It can also aid in our ability to make rational decisions.
Tip #4 Talk to Someone You Trust
You do not have to suffer in silence. Reach out to someone who will treat you with understanding and kindness. If you do not have any support at home, or with friends, then you can look up local support groups near your home or place of business. There are always resources available, all you need to do is reach out.
Tip #5 Understand That You are in Control
While it may not feel this way when you are during a panic attack, it is essential to understand that you have the power of your life.
Even if you feel trapped, or out of control, you need to realize that you have control over every decision that you make in your life.
You do not have to let your anxiety rule your life. Incorporate these tips into your life daily and take control of your anxiety and take back your life.