Tips for Coping with Anxiety & Stress
Coping Tips & Strategies
2.) Eat well! Eating healthy, not skipping meals, and drinking plenty of water keeps a healthy level of energy. On a side note, limit alcohol and caffeine consumption as they trigger anxiety.
3.) Get enough sleep! If you have been stressed out, your body will need more rest then normal to deal.
3.) Ground yourself! Take slow deep breaths, releasing tension with each exhale. Look for 5 things you can see, 4 things you can touch, 3 things you can hear, and 2 things you can smell; make sure to say those things aloud as you you do them. Lastly, count to ten and remind yourself that everything is ok.
4.) Stop trying for perfection! Just do your best no one expects anyone to be perfect ao why should you expect the same from yourself.
5.) Say it with me, I can't do everything! Allow yourself to realize that you can't do everything and put stress in perspective; is it really something you need to be that worried about? Try not allowing yourself to worry more than 30 minutes a day.
5.) Let in the humor and keep a positive attitude! A good laugh always and a positive attitude with happy thoughts go a long way to keeping stress and anxiety at bay.
6.) Learn your triggers! Take the time to find out what triggers attacks. Is it school, social events, work, or something else? If your not sure what you can try is keeping a journal dedicated to when you feel stressed or anxious, through the patterns in the journal, it'll help you find them.
7.) Talk! One of the best and easiest ways to relieve stress and anxiousness is to talk to someone. It could be family, a friend, or even a professional.
If you follow these tips, your gonna find that they can work for you, but you have to seriously put the effort in; you can't try these for a week and expect them to be a miracle cure. I have spent a year and a half with no medications working on my anxiety attacks and stress, and it is still a battle some days. I know that if I keep this up, one day, I might never have another attack again and will have a healthier and brighter future because of it.