Here Are My Top 5 Tips for Dealing with Anxiety

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What Are the Top Tips for Dealing with Anxiety
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Last Updated on November 4, 2021 by Randy Withers, LCMHC

In this post, you’re going to learn a few tips for dealing with anxiety.

In the past, there was a significant stigma surrounding mental health issues. Now, this stigma is starting to change. Now that people realize that mental health issues need to be taken seriously, there are more treatment options available than there were in the past.

Furthermore, many people are realizing that certain mental health issues are far more common than they once thought. One common example is anxiety. There are countless people who suffer from a variety of anxiety disorders including generalized anxiety, social anxiety, and even panic disorder. Even though it can be difficult to manage anxiety, there are several important tips people should follow.

What are a few tips for dealing with anxiety that people need to think about if they are looking for a way to manage their symptoms?

Always Start by Taking a Deep Breath

Anyone who is feeling like their anxiety is beginning to build needs to start by taking a deep breath. Sometimes, people get anxious because they feel like life is moving more quickly than they previously thought. For example, think about stopping everything, taking a deep breath, holding it until the count of five, and then exhaling again. This may be able to help people slow down their heart rate, allowing them to calm down. This is one of the top ways people can collect their thoughts, keep their anxiety under control, and then move forward with a plan of action.

Next, think about opening a journal and writing down everything that comes to mind.

Some people get anxious because they feel like they cannot keep their thoughts organized. Their mind constantly jumps from subject to subject without formulating a plan.

When people take the time to write down what they are thinking about, they force themselves to organize their thoughts and some white. Keep in mind that this does not have to be the final way you decide to organize your thoughts. Once everything is down on paper, you can figure out how you want to rearrange them effectively.

Writing in a journal can be an effective way for people to deal with anxiety. 

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Take Advantage of Online Resources

Furthermore, keep in mind that there are plenty of resources available online. A simple internet search may be able to help people learn more about the specific type of anxiety they are dealing with.

Furthermore, there are even ways people can deal with their anxiety on the go. For example, there are also plenty of apps for anxiety that are now available.

Meet with a Licensed Mental Health Professional

Finally, everyone should also consider meeting with a trained mental health professional.

There is a lot that goes into developing a comprehensive treatment plan for anxiety. For example, one of the main pillars of anxiety treatment is therapy. Therapy comes in many shapes and forms. Everyone’s anxiety is different, so everyone’s treatment plan is going to be different as well.

There are also situations where prescription medications can also be helpful for those who are suffering from anxiety. One of the most common prescription medications that are used is benzodiazepines. As medications like these can be habit-forming, it’s important that you consult with your doctor to make sure that they are right for you.

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Even though this is not necessarily right for everyone, it could be right for some people. Meeting with a trained mental health professional is important.

Develop a Comprehensive Plan To Manage Anxiety

These are a few of the top tips people need to keep in mind if they are looking for a way to manage their anxiety. Anxiety is far more common than many people realize.

Fortunately, there are plenty of resources available for those who need a helping hand. By taking a well-rounded, comprehensive approach to the management of anxiety, it is possible for everyone to better manage their symptoms. Do not hesitate to reach out and ask trained professionals for a helping hand.

Other Tips For Dealing With Anxiety

Google is your friend! There are hundreds of websites dedicated to the management of anxiety. Here are some of my favorites:

You can also download this free .pdf that provides tips for dealing with anxiety, courtesy of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.

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Randy Withers, LCMHC

Randy Withers, LCMHC is a Board-Certified and Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor at a private practice in North Carolina where he specializes in co-occurring disorders. He has masters degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lenoir-Rhyne University and Education from Florida State University, and is the managing editor of Blunt Therapy. He writes about mental health, therapy, and addictions. In his spare time, you can find him watching reruns of Star Trek: TNG with his dog. Connect with him on LinkedIn. You can also see what he writes about on Medium.

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