Dealing with anxiety

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It’s perfectly normal to feel nervous or anxious but for some people it reaches a debilitating level which ruins their quality of life. So if this is you, what can you do about it?
To begin with keep a journal and record what makes you anxious, include thoughts and feelings at the time of the attack. Often identifying triggers can help reduce their control.
Try to counteract negative fears with positive ideas. Such as I am frightened to join a new group- I’m interested in this club and I’ll meet other people with the same interests as me.
Allow yourself to accept that nothing in life is perfect. Your best is good enough.
Try to find humour in situations that make you uncomfortable. Spotting the ridiculous can lighten any day.
Distract yourself with music or exercise.
Avoid sugar , alcohol and caffeine.
Get plenty of sleep.
Try to challenge yourself a little to do something that is outside your comfort zone. Until you forget you have a comfort zone.
Look inside yourself and be strong. You are a warrior and this is a battle you can win.

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