Five Tips to Cope with Your Anxiety

Five Tips to Cope with Your Anxiety

Five Tips to Cope with Your Anxiety

Are you dealing with social anxiety when you are in certain social situations?  Do you want to prevent anxiety from taking over your life?  As you learn more about your anxiety and how it affects your life, you will realize that you feel more comfortable and have more enjoyment in your daily life.  By going to anxiety counseling in Orlando, you can learn the right ways to combat your anxiety and triggers in your normal routine.  We will work with you to understand the intricacies of your thought patterns, anxious behaviors and thoughts, and triggers.  These are a few tips to help you cope with your anxiety.

Make Time for Self-Care

Anxiety can create overwhelming feelings, negative self-talk dialogue, frustrated emotions, and just overall irritability.  When you are feeling any of these emotions, you may become isolated and want to avoid as many situations as you can without notice.  Instead of placing yourself in uncomfortable scenarios, be sure to prioritize your own self-care.  Take the time for a hobby you enjoy, go to the gym, enroll in a new fitness class, or pamper yourself for the afternoon.  These simple acts can allow you to stay grounded and prevent becoming overwhelmed with emotions later.

Learn Your Triggers

As you work through your anxiety, you will begin to learn your triggers.  Triggers can be related to your life circumstances, social events, work environment, or your senses.  When you learn your triggers, you can then work on how to cope with these triggers, so they do not have a negative impact on your lifestyle.  The first step is taking the time to identify what they are and how you can react differently.

Find Support

Establish a support system of trusted individuals that you can talk to and rely on when your situation becomes difficult.  You will want to have a few people that you can call when your emotions and anxiety are getting the best of you.  Be sure that these trusted family and friends make you feel safe and grounded when you talk to them about your mental health concerns.

Make Smart Decisions

When you suffer from anxiety, it is important to make the right decisions for your lifestyle.  This involves learning how and when you should say ‘no.’  If something makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, you should not engage in these activities.  Instead, find things that make you happy and serve you in a positive way.  Get rid of toxic relationships and spend your time doing things that make you feel good and positive.

Take a Break

When you are overwhelmed with your emotions, take a step back.  By giving yourself a much-needed break, you can ground yourself.  Taking a deep breath and looking at your situation from the outside may provide you with the insight and rationality you need to cope.

These are a few of the ways that you can cope with your anxiety when you are going through tough times.  If you notice that your anxiety has been triggered more recently, it may be time for you to go to anxiety counseling in Orlando.  Contact our professional therapists to hear about how we can help you cope with anxiety today.

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Heather Oller

Heather Oller is a licensed Orlando therapist at Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching & Counseling who specializes in counseling Orlando couples, individuals, and families who are seeking changes in their lives. She has been a mental health professional for over 17 years and is a practicing Orlando counselor that specializes in conflict resolution for couples. You can contact her for an appointment or call 407-592-8997 for more information.