01/10This goes beyond just deep-breathing!

This goes beyond just deep-breathing!

Here’s the funny thing about anxiety, and mind you, it may be the only one – despite the fact almost everyone having suffered anxiety at some point of their lives, there is no one true way of treating it. Thankfully, people are talking about it. There ain’t no stigma attached to it anymore and the right kind of treatment can be availed if you want to. While a good cardio workout or a 20 minutes of meditation may work for someone, it doesn’t have to work for everybody. Every person’s anxiety is different and hence should be treated differently. If you may have some pre conceived notions about anxiety, read up. We’re about to burst that bubble.


02/10Try Talking To Yourself In Third Person

Try Talking To Yourself In Third Person

When it comes to assessing and managing anxious thoughts, sometimes just listening to them and observing them isn't enough. A more proactive way experts say you can help with your high-functioning anxiety is talking to yourself in the third person. Because you feel the way you think, when you talk to yourself like you would speak to and encourage a good friend, you are putting distance between your thoughts and emotions. So, instead of talking to yourself the way you usually do, try talking to yourself like a friend for a day. There's a good chance you'll feel better.


03/10Learn To Challenge Your Thoughts

Learn To Challenge Your Thoughts

Brain and anxiety experts are all about using your brain to fight your symptoms, of course. So naturally they're inclined to want to help you use your thoughts as medicine. Our thoughts are a huge part of anxiety and our ability to manage our thoughts can make a major difference in how effectively we can manage our anxiety. So listen to your thoughts, and challenge them, if you feel able.


04/10You May Need A New Therapist

You May Need A New Therapist

This may not seem like an option for you, especially when you’re seeing your therapist for a while. But sometimes things don’t workout as they should, and that’s completely alright. Different therapists have different approaches. If you’re not clicking with the one you’re seeing, don’t hesitate to look for another.


05/10You May Accept It

You May Accept It

Sometimes when trying to combat anxiety doesn’t seem to do the trick, you can just accept as it is. Fighting or denying your anxiety is giving it more power. A healthier approach might be reminding yourself that you’ve felt anxious before. And even though it wasn’t pleasant, you survived it. This can lead to a mindset shift that's surprisingly comforting.


06/10You May Need An "Anxiety Toolbox”

You May Need An "Anxiety Toolbox”

Usually, "anxiety management requires building a toolbox of techniques to use when you need them,” It helps to try new things, and come at it from multiple angles, in order to find what works best. This might include learning a few deep breathing techniques, having a go-to comfort, like a warm shower or a walk, or finding a new therapist


07/10Deep Breathing Isn't Just For Anxious Moments

Deep Breathing Isn't Just For Anxious Moments

This advise is given out like hot pancakes – it’s everywhere. Feeling anxious? Prananyama time. If only it were that simple. While deep breaths help during an anxious moment will only help so much. Want long lasting benefits? Try taking long, deep breaths when you’re not feeling anxious.


08/10It May Help To Challenge Your Thoughts

It May Help To Challenge Your Thoughts

With your thoughts racing at high-speed, anxiety can make you feel out of control. Before spiraling into the billion ‘what ifs?’ and getting lost into nothingness, address those questions. Answer those questions. What’s the worst that could happen? Now, you’d know instead of perpetually wondering.


09/10You Can Set Aside Time To Worry

You Can Set Aside Time To Worry

Sounds strange? Trust us, it isn’t quite. Setting aside time to worry can be conducive. First of all, it allows you to present your thoughts that you’ve been trying to brush over. Instead of brushing them off completely, at least now you get to say, “I’ll get to that at 2:30.” This will take practice, but help you deeply in the long run.


10/10Simple Things Can Make A Big Difference

Simple Things Can Make A Big Difference

You don’t always have to visit a therapist or take medicines to see a change. If you’re copped up inside your house, taking a walk out in open can calm that anxiety. I t also can allow our minds to take a break and think of the big picture, and help us refocus on the positive.