Living Anxiety Free

Posted on June 13th, 2014 by Shari´ Parks

Many American’s are dependent on anxiety medications to get through the day. While that might be needed by some, many have such mild cases that symptoms can be managed in other ways. If you fall in the latter category, here are a few ways to manage anxiety in your daily life.

– Live in the present. Learn to let go and have fun. Try not to be held back by the “what-if’s” and “should-have’s.”
– Learn simple strategies to cope with symptoms, such as taking a walk (even a short 3-5 minute walk helps alleviate pent-up stress) and stretching.
– Set daily achievable goals. Accomplishing even small goals makes the big picture seem more reasonable and builds confidence for future endeavors.
– Be assertive. Instead of using victim words like “can’t” and “never,” use power phrases like “though my anxiety is difficult to deal with, I am learning to control it.”
– Eat well. Because blood sugar tends to drop when worrying, it’s important to eat three meals a day. This can even include an afternoon snack, such as nuts or yogurt, for a quick protein pick-me-up. Avoid caffeine, which can add to feelings of anxiousness.


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