- Express your anxiety. Try to talk or write down things that are bothering you. Even if you are not certain what is killing you, finding words for your feelings will often help in discovering what is causing your problem.
- Be responsible and take charge of whatever you can. However, avoid making major life decisions when you are anxious or worried.
- Accept help. This may be difficult. If anxiety is interrupting your ability to take care of personal needs and other daily tasks, make sure to ask for help from others. This gives them an opportunity to show their care and support for you. Also, you can see how willing the people surrounding are to give you a hand.
- Ask for comfort. You may need companionship and encouragement until you feel better. Ask someone who is trustworthy to stay with you. This is not a sign of weakness, it is a sign that you are aware of your problem and you are taking great care of yourself instead.
Review Date: February 22, 2017 | Last Modified: February 22, 2017
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