Coping with anxiety, part 6

5: Make time for fun and relaxation. Beyond a taking-control approach and a positive attitude you can reduce stress in your life by nurturing yourself. If you regularly make time for fun and relaxation you’ll be in a better place to handle life’s stressors when they...

Coping with anxiety, part 5

Adjusting Your Attitude. How you think can have a profound affect on your emotional and physical wellbeing. Each time you think a negative thought about yourself, your body reacts as if it were in the throes of a tension-filled situation. If you see good things about...

Coping with anxiety, part 4

Dealing with stressful situations – the 4 A’s. Change the situation                Change your reaction Avoid the stressor                    Adapt to the stressor Alter the stressor                     Accept the stressor Stress management strategies. 1: Avoid...

Coping with anxiety, part 3

Unhealthy ways of coping with stress. These coping strategies may temporarily reduce stress, but they cause more damage in the long run: •    Smoking •    Drinking too much alcohol •    Overeating or under eating •    Spending hours in front of the television or...

Coping with anxiety, part 2

Start a stress journal. A stress journal can help you identify the regular stressors in your life and the way you deal with them. Each time you feel stressed, keep track of it in your journal. As you keep a daily log, you will begin to see patterns and common themes....

Coping with anxiety, part 1

Stress Management: HOW TO REDUCE, PREVENT, AND COPE WITH STRESS It may seem that there’s nothing you can do about your anxiety levels. The bills aren’t going to stop coming, there will never be more hours in the day, and your career or family responsibilities will...

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