10 TIPS FOR COPING WITH ANXIETY

  • Accept that experiencing some anxiety is normal.
  • If you are feeling anxious about a particular task or situation, work to prepare yourself in advance.
  • Determine if time management issues are contributing to anxiety. If so, work to create a schedule and plan ahead.
  • Become aware of your internal self-messages about success, confidence, and overcoming obstacles.
  • Ensure that you are getting enough sleep.
  • Engage in healthy eating habits.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Stimulants increase anxiety—minimize caffeine intake.
  • Engage in relaxation strategies such as deep breathing, meditation, yoga, and progressive muscle relaxation.
  • Give yourself a time out—it’s important to take breaks!

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