Stress and anxiety are a normal part of life. As humans, we feel anxious because that is the way our body tells us to fear something. However, some people feel anxiety when there is nothing to be feared. This is when anxiety can start to affect your daily life. This is also when it might be time to look for some help to deal with the anxiety. Therese J. Borchard, the Associate Editor for Psych Central, has some tips to manage that unwanted anxiety.
- Recognize the reptilian brain
- Exaggerate your greatest fear
- Distract yourself
- Write twin letters
- Watch a movie
- Eat more super foods
- Break the day into minutes
- Use visual anchors
- Repeat a mantra
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