Having anxiety can be incredibly draining, both physically and emotionally. For years I have found myself caught up in a relentless cycle of worry and fear, which often takes its toll in my day-to-day life. At times things have felt so overwhelming that it’s been difficult to concentrate on anything else around me and even just getting out of bed in the morning can seem daunting.
However, while managing anxiety can be difficult, I’ve come to learn that it is an ongoing process. It takes time to learn how to cope with these feelings and while they may never completely go away, there are certain things that I do on a regular basis that help me manage my anxiety more effectively.
Creating a routine for yourself is key; even something as simple as going for a walk every day or meditating for five minutes before bed helps to put everything into perspective. Additionally, trying to find ways to relax your mind such as through reading or journaling has also been incredibly beneficial for me over the years. Furthermore, connecting with my friends and family keeps me accountable and motivated when my own thoughts start getting too overwhelming.
I’m still learning how to manage my anxiety every single day and while it’s still hard most days, I’ve learned not to be so hard on myself. Knowing that I am not alone in this battle makes it easier to try new techniques each day which brings me closer to finding what works best for me.