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Tips for Managing Anxiety

If there is one condition out there that can be particularly difficult to manage, it’s anxiety. It looks different from different people, and you don’t always know when it’s going to hit you. Some people can be perfectly fine on the outside but struggling on the inside, and others are just plain struggling. Whether you function well with your anxiety or not, you need to learn how to manage it so that you can carry on with your day to day life. 

If you ever get a prescription for medication from your doctor or from companies such as Redeem, then you know that you can feel like there is a way out and there is hope. But it doesn’t mean it’s going to be an easy process for you to manage the anxiety that has been plaguing you for so long. It can help to learn how you can implement some management techniques however, so that your everyday life can be more manageable and much more calm. Let’s take a look at some of the ways that you can do that.

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  • Start working out. Exercise can make all the difference when you are dealing with anxiety, because it can feel like adrenaline rushing through your body. Moving your body in any way and being able to expel that adrenaline is going to help you to feel good on the inside and it’s going to help you to calm that rush of anxiety. It doesn’t have to be a specific exercise, sometimes all it takes is a dance party in the comfort of your bedroom. Exercise is extremely important, so give it a go.
  • Talk to somebody. Whether it’s a professional therapist, a family member or a very good friend, tell somebody how you are feeling. Being able to speak up and let them know exactly how you feel is really going to help you to manage your anxiety better. You can feel better supported, and you can feel like you have somebody who has your back. It doesn’t have to take very much, you just need to know that somebody is there for you when you want to grab a cup of coffee and just talk about the feelings you are having. It’s not that they will be there for you to validate your feelings, because you definitely won’t need that. But having a listening ear is better for management.
  • Participate in an activity to distract yourself. It doesn’t have to be anything big, it can be something as simple as walking the dog on a regular basis. Routine is so important for people who have anxiety, because you need something solid to keep you focused and grounded. Being grounded is going to make a very big difference to the way that your anxiety makes you feel, so indulge in a hobby or something that you could do regularly that makes you feel good on the inside.

These tips are hopefully going to make a big difference to the way that your anxiety makes you feel. Have a look and see if they work in your life.

Karla Urwitz
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