6 Tips for Thriving When You Have Anxiety


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Anxiety is a common mental health problem among people. It shows differently in each person and its level can vary from one person to another. However, one thing is common in all patients: they can thrive even through anxiety.

If you are going through anxiety affecting your life, whether in school, at work, or home, you might need help. This is very important, especially for those with long-term anxiety problems affecting their productivity.

Getting to understand causes as well as treatment options is very important in handling anxiety. You might also need to understand the different mental and physical things that can help you when feeling anxious. 

Here are a few tips for thriving when you have anxiety;

Write Your Thoughts

One way of making anxiety less daunting and trying to forget it is by writing down the things that are making you anxious. All you need to do when experiencing anxiety is to take a piece of paper and write everything down.

This trick is crucial for people going through sporadic anxiety. It can also work wonders for those with other types of anxiety disorders such as GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder). However, you might need more than just quick solutions if you are going through GAD. 

Long-term tricks and strategies are often the best options for GAD patients since they help prevent anxiety symptoms from reoccurring. This is essential in thriving when you have anxiety.

Identify and Manage Triggers

Depending on your level of anxiety, you can identify your triggers or seek the help of a therapist to identify them. Some of the common triggers might include things such as smoking, taking alcohol, or even caffeine.

According to this survey on mental health, the biggest triggers for entrepreneurs are money and time, inequality at home, and lack of sleep. Long-term triggers might be difficult to identify on your own, meaning that you might need help to identify them.

Identifying your triggers is important since it helps you avoid them when possible. If you find yourself in a situation where you cannot avoid or limit exposure to your triggers, you might need to employ the other tips discussed in this article.


People are different and they experience different levels of anxiety. In addition, some people might be suffering from social anxiety. That notwithstanding, regular socializing with family and friends can help you thrive when you have anxiety.

Socializing also plays a role in relieving stress, which might be brought about by anxiety. It also encourages things like togetherness and laughter, helping you to overcome loneliness. This way, you will have less time to think about your anxiety triggers.

It also helps reduce exposure to the triggers, ensuring that you are busy with things that make you happy. Feeling connected to other people and spending time with them helps you to become resilient to anxiety.

Engage in Meditation

Routine meditation can also help you thrive when you have anxiety. Even though it might take you a lot of time and practice to successfully meditate, regular mindful meditation is vital in giving you the right state of mind.

It helps you train your body and brain to avoid thoughts and things that might make you anxious. If you find it difficult to concentrate while sitting still, then mindful meditation might be quite difficult for you.

Instead, you can try other forms of meditation such as walking meditation or yoga. You do not need a specialist to help you with this. Instead, get a wellness and mental health app to guide you on the things you need to do to get started and stick to your routine.

Change Your Diet or Take Supplements

This is one of the most effective but long-term strategies to help you thrive with anxiety. If you decide to take supplements, you can look for things such as Piper methysticum, valerian root, green tea, omega-three fatty acids, and lemon balm.

However, it is important to note that this strategy does not always work immediately for every person. It might take several months before you get used to the new diet or even the supplements.

In case you are under other medication, you need to discuss the effects of the supplements you want to take with your doctor. Some of them might lead to adverse reactions.

Consult a Professional

Finally, if you have severe anxiety that might need special attention, then you should consult a professional. Different types of medication might help you handle and thrive when you have anxiety.

Anxiety is a common mental health problem in the world today. The COVID-19 pandemic made it even worse than before. Fortunately, you can thrive when you have anxiety by following the tips discussed above.

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