How to cope with anxiety

When dealing with anxiety, there are a few methods you can use to stop it from taking over you. Here are some quick fixes that can help you fix the problem right away, as well as long-term solutions to recurring problems.


Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight

- Benjamin Franklin

Quick fixes and long-term solutions for anxiety

The first and most important step to take when in the process of learning how to deal with anxiety is to remember that it is a normal function of the body.
While it may be difficult to understand, this means that there is nothing wrong with you or your brain. You’re just experiencing something new and different and this is completely normal!

Anxiety, stress, depression and the impact this can have on our family, work life and the relationships we have with everyone around us are all symptoms of anxiety or depression, but don’t let them hold you back from living a full, happy life!

Calm your mind by getting restful sleep

It’s no secret that getting restful sleep is important for your physical health and well-being. But did you know that getting enough rest can also help improve your mental health?

Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the best ways to calm your mind, relieve stress, and feel more relaxed. And it doesn’t matter whether you’re a morning bird or a night owl—the key is to make sure you get enough sleep every night.

Whether you’re struggling with anxiety or feeling stressed out by your job, family responsibilities, or other factors in your life, making time for quality sleep can help improve your mood and reduce feelings of anxiety. It can also make it easier for you to manage those things that are causing you stress.

Avoid negative self-talk and change your self-dialogue, regarding yourself as kind and compassionate

Negative self-talk and a negative self-dialogue can have a big impact on your happiness, motivation, resilience, and overall well-being. It’s important to change your self-dialogue to one that is kind and compassionate. This doesn’t mean you need to love yourself all the time! Self-love is an ongoing process, but it’s also a journey. And if you don’t love yourself right now, that’s okay! You can start by practising compassion towards yourself in whatever ways feel right for you—whether it be through meditation or affirmations or just taking a few minutes each day to stop and reflect on how far you’ve come.

Exercise regularly and get into a routine, even if you don’t like to exercise

It’s important to exercise and get into a routine for mental health because it can help you deal with stress, anxiety, and depression. Exercising releases endorphins in your brain, which helps you feel better overall. It also improves your sleep, which can help you avoid depression or anxiety. Finally, exercise can help you build self-confidence and improve your sense of self-worth—which can be helpful if you’re feeling down on yourself!

Remember that perfectionism is not realistic or necessary and you don’t have to do everything perfectly in order to be loved

It’s important to remember that perfectionism is not realistic or necessary, and you don’t have to do everything perfectly in order to be loved. Perfectionism is a way of thinking that says if you are perfect, people will love you. But the truth is, no one is perfect. And even when we try our best, there will always be things we could have done better.

If you are trying to be perfect so that people will love you, you might feel like nobody does love you because no one can possibly be perfect all the time. You may feel like there’s something wrong with you because other people don’t expect perfection from themselves either (and maybe they’ve even told you so!).

But here’s what’s true: everyone has flaws! So stop comparing yourself to others and start working on loving yourself instead—because no matter how hard we try at being “perfect,” it will never happen anyway!

Get help if you need to, talk to someone such as a therapist or a close friend

If you’re experiencing anxiety, it can feel like you’re on an emotional roller coaster. One minute everything is fine, and the next you’re worrying about what might happen in the future.

But there are ways to get help. You can talk to a counsellor or therapist, who will listen and guide you through your feelings. They’ll help you figure out how to deal with your anxiety and give you tools that will help you feel better.

You might also want to talk to a close friend or family member about what’s going on in your life—that way they can support you through this difficult time!

Take deep breaths, breathing from the diaphragm can calm the body down and give your brain the sensation of being relaxed

When you’re stressed out and anxious, your body feels the way it does because of how you’re feeling inside.

When you’re in the middle of an anxiety attack, or even just feeling a little on edge, what’s really going on is that your brain is flooded with cortisol—the stress hormone. It’s like a dam has been breached and cortisol is rushing through your system at full speed. This can make you feel tired and irritable, as well as cause muscle tension and headaches.

But when you take deep breaths from the diaphragm—breathing from your stomach rather than your chest—you can calm down and give your brain the sensation of relaxation. The brain likes to take in information from all over, not just from one area of your body; breathing from the diaphragm allows more oxygen into the brain to help it process information better so it can make sense of what’s going on around it.

There are many ways to cope with anxiety but you need to remember that feeling anxious from time to time is a normal response of the body

When we are anxious, it means that our body is preparing itself for danger. We may feel nervous, stressed or worried about something. Our bodies react by releasing adrenaline and cortisol, which makes us feel shaky and tense. This is why it’s important to relax and be happy.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author. All articles published on Counselling Directory are reviewed by our editorial team.

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Written by Janet Stevens, Ad Dip PC. MNCS (Accred). MHS
Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1

I am a qualified counselling psychotherapist working with adults who have various emotional difficulties. Which can include; anxiety, stress, and depression the impact this can have on our family, our work life, and the relationships we have with everyone around us.

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