What To Do When You’re Anxious

Anxiety is something that can strike at anytime, here are my tips on ways to handle anxiety and what you should do when your anxious.

  • If you can, leave the situation that’s making you anxious. This won’t always be the case, sometimes you’re at work or school or whatever else, but if you can leave. Remove yourself from the situation.
  • Take a nap. Anxiety attacks are physically exhausting. Your body releases adrenaline, which after an extreme release that can make you just exhausted. take a nap, it’ll help you feel better.
  • Take a shower. It’s very easy to not take a shower when you don’t want to do anything, however, you will feel so much better once you wash all of the anxious feeling right down the drain. It also is one step closer to getting yourself and life together.
  • Make a to-do list. I know this won’t help everyone, it might make some people feel more organized. Personally, I can better evaluate my life when I make lists, it helps me feel better, and as I cross things off the list it makes the anxiety lessen with each check mark.
  • Go on a walk/run/jog or do some exercise of some sort. A lot of people find yoga really helpful. Personally, I am not an athletic person at all, but I do find it very therapeutic to sprint as far as I can just to get all of my anxious feelings out.

What do you do when you’re anxious? These are really just some of my best tips on what to do when your anxious!

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3 thoughts on “What To Do When You’re Anxious

  1. gettingthroughanxiety January 16, 2016 / 7:10 pm

    Hey Mary! Some of these are very good tips. Taking naps can be helpful too since anxiety can be exhausting (though too many naps isn’t always a good idea).

    A great way to practice getting through your anxiety is to find small steps that you can take in order to face your fears. Also, I read that you can learn to “accept” your anxiety and slowly work through it (though that’s obviously not always easy and takes practice).

    I think another good tip is, if you can, to try to talk to someone you trust and try to do something to get your mind off of your anxiety if you can (reading, writing, watching TV). Thanks for the advice, Mary, and I hope you’re doing well!

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