Life Tips: Managing anxiety

• Move your body. Exercise is an important part of both physical and mental health.

• Pay attention to sleep. Enough hours of sleep and quality of sleep are equally important.

• Ease up on caffeine and alcohol. Caffeine, which is an “upper”, and alcohol, which is a “downer”, can make anxiety kick into overdrive.

• Schedule your worry time. Pick a time to think about your fears on purpose for about 30 minutes and what you can do about them. Don’t dwell on “what-ifs”. Then move on.

• Breathe deeply. It helps your mind and body relax, and sends messages to your brain that you are okay.  


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