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I want to get over my Anxiety.

We need anxiety and it doesn't really go away completely. Occasional bouts of anxiety are considered normal. It generally becomes a problem when it is harmful, chronic or excessive.


Anxiety is experienced differently by different people, and so are the causes. We need to be anxious to make necessary changes to protect ourselves.


Woman experiencing anxiety

A client once came in and asked me to help her get over her anxiety. "I want it to go away and never come back. " Well....it's not that simple. I had to explain to her what anxiety really is, before mentioning that it is necessary for our survival. We have to learn how to manage Anxiety.


Anxiety is a problem when it is intense and causes frequent worrying and fear about everyday situations. People who experience heightened anxiety could possibly be rendered completely incapacitated. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is characterized by excessive and persistent worrying.

"Anxiety affects 40 million adults in the U.S. ages 18 and older —  about 18.1% of the population."

There are tips to managing anxiety symptoms. Let's take a look at them

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Tip #1 - Learn about your disorder.


Talk to your health care provider to find out what might be causing your specific condition and what treatments might be best for you. Involve your family and friends, and ask for their support.


There are different types of anxiety stemming from normal to debilitating. It is always helpful to know which one applies to your condition.


Tip #2 - Step away from Caffeine


Quit drinking caffenated beverages-Tea, Coffee, and the like. Caffeine has been known to heighten anxiety symptoms.


Tip #3 - Find ways to sleep


The client shared that she would wake up at odd times of the morning, thinking and overthinking. She learned to make sleep a priority.

Try to get plenty of rest.


Tip #4 - Physical activity is always good in most situations.


Exercise is a powerful stress reliever. In most cases, movement is always good. Develop a routine where you are physically active on most days of the week.


Tip #5 - Identify your stressors


Learn what situations are causing your anxiety symptoms to heighten. What action or situation is causing your anxiety?


Finally,


Your worries may not go away on their own and they may even worsen over time. Consider seeking assistance from a Mental Health Professional. It’s important to note that seeking help for anxiety is a sign of strength, not weakness. If you or someone you know is struggling with anxiety, please reach out to a mental health professional for help.


Anxiety and Depression Association of America. “Facts and Statistics.” https://adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/facts-statistics, accessed November 18, 2021.

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Anxiety is a bummer.

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