7 Simple Tips for Coping with Anxiety ...

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Do you need some tips for coping with anxiety?

When you suffer from anxiety, doing things that other people take for granted can be difficult.

You miss out on a lot because of it.

Anxious people can't just 'pull themselves together' as they're often advised, and switch off their anxiety.2

But you can find ways to alleviate and manage it.

Here are some tips for coping with anxiety, so that you can enjoy more of what life has to offer …

1. Put in Perspective

One of my tips for coping with anxiety is to try putting your worries in perspective.

Ask yourself what is the worst that could happen?

It may not be as bad as you think.

Try to make your concerns appear smaller and less intimidating;

you may realise that you can deal with them after all.

2. Take Action

When you suffer from anxiety, you tend to dwell on the things that worry you and get stuck in a cycle of thinking and worrying.

The more you think, the more you worry - and all you can do is think.

Taking action can help to break this cycle, and you will feel better that you are doing something.

It's better than getting trapped in your thoughts and worries.

3. CBT

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy has proven helpful to many people who suffer from anxiety.

It aims to change negative patterns and teach you the skills to cope.

CBT can even be provided online, which is useful if you don't have easy access to a therapist.

It's designed to be effective over a relatively short period of therapy.2

4. Medication

Medication isn't always the answer to dealing with anxiety;3

CBT can be much more effective, as it helps to retrain your way of thinking.

But in some cases, medication can be a useful tool in reducing your anxiety levels.

I have meds that I take only when I need to;

that doesn't happen very often, but it's helpful to know that I have that backup if I need it.

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