12 People Explain How To Overcome Anxiety

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In today’s fast-paced, “always on” world, many people suffer from anxiety. Most of us feel that we always have to be doing something in order to stay on top of things, but in reality, this business is only making us sick and overly stressed. With rising costs of pretty much everything, more environmental pollutants, constant stimuli demanding our attention, and more chores to do, it’s no wonder so many of us struggle with anxiety. But now…it’s time to overcome anxiety.

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), approximately 18%, or 40 million Americans, experience anxiety disorders annually. This number has likely gone up, however, since the data was collected.

Even though the condition is on the rise, though, it doesn’t mean we are powerless in our capability to conquer it. There are plenty of natural ways to heal anxiety, or at least manage the symptoms better. Below, we will feature 12 people who have found ways to calm their anxiety naturally.

Here are tips from 12 people who have overcome anxiety:

1. Journal

 

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“Today, I wrote down 5 things that I’m grateful for, my affirmations for the day, and any other random thoughts jumbling around in my head. I find that this simple activity centers me and brings me back to the things that are truly important.”

2. Show compassion for yourself and your needs.

 

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3. “Running is this therapeutic exercise that I engage in to cope with the chatter in my head.”

 

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4. Stop focusing on what you don’t want.

 

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“Start focusing on what you DO want. Your mind will look for ways to solve this problem and make it happen. Keep doing this regardless of how long it takes or the obstacles and it will eventually come your way.”

5. “Choose to see it as a temporary state rather than an incurable disease?.”

 

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6. Practice gratitude for how far you’ve come.

 

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7. “If you’re nervous, under pressure or not in a clear state of mind: Count 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 slowly while focusing on your breath.”

 

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8. Acknowledge and face your emotions instead of avoiding them.

 

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9. Ask why you feel anxious and then let it go.

 

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10. The headspace app and baking work wonders for this woman.

 

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11. Running trails in beautiful places such as these helps this man overcome anxiety.

 

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12. Don’t forget nutrition as a way to help your anxiety!

 

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