There are healthy coping strategies for dealing with anxiety.
Routines, such as taking a daily walk or reading at lunch, can be helpful in alleviating anxiety. Scheduling time to decompress from the worries of the day can, also, help. This should be away from cell phones and other distractions.
Exercise is a natural de-stressor.
Sleep hygiene can be important, since restful sleep enables us to recharge our mental batteries. This should involve regular times to turn in at night and arise mornings, along with a bedtime routine which encourages relaxation. Video games should be avoided just before bed.
Phobias are often reduced in severity using behavior modification (specifically “desensitization” therapy). This involves repeated exposure to the fear-producing stimulus under safe conditions.
Talk therapy has, also, been found to be helpful, especially with social anxiety . Biofeedback, which involves controlled breathing and other techniques, may be useful in…
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