Coping with Anxiety


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Anxiety symptoms can be extremely difficult to bear. The dilemma of every anxiety sufferer is this: they cannot control the fear, and they find it difficult to talk about it.

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Coping with Anxiety

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  2. 2.  Anxiety symptoms can be extremely difficult to bear The dilemma of every anxiety sufferer ◦ They cannot control the fear ◦ They find it difficult to talk about it They know that help is around ◦ in the people that show concern ◦ in the self help tools that are readily available to them But there’s no quick fix for anxiety
  3. 3.  What can a sufferer do while he’s moving he s towards recovery? What can be done about the symptoms that threaten to disrupt his efforts at any time? The answer is to cope
  4. 4.  Coping with anxiety is not the same as curing the disorder But coping will have to do until you find the lasting cure that works
  5. 5. 1.1 Stop the Blame2. Stay Positive3. Take Small Steps4. Trust that You Can Recover For Good5. Don’t Look for D ’ L kf Short-term Solutions
  6. 6.  Do not blame yourself or anyone else for this disorder Do not agonize about how things turned out this way Thinking about th t situation will only sink Thi ki b t that it ti ill l i k you deeper into the bottomless well of anxiety
  7. 7.  Positive attitude is possible even when all you can think about is the negative Saying ‘things are not so bad’ can be a positive force A constructive mental state t ti t l t t ◦ It’s not something grand ◦ It’s not an automatic thing
  8. 8.  Focus your energy to identify the positive forces around you and cultivate them When you see things positively ◦ You will feel better ◦ Great for your recovery
  9. 9.  Being anxious is hard to break The first step is to stop worrying about your panic attacks Panic attacks are not always emotional in nature Small steps to prevent by staying healthy ◦ Regulate your diet ◦ Sleep well ◦ Listen to your doctor
  10. 10.  Preparing for a panic attack won’t help you recover from anxiety Trusting th t you will get over thi will T ti that ill t this, ill Don’t read stories about people that h d a ’ d b l h had relapse
  11. 11.  Anti-anxiety drugs are created for a reason ◦ That’s for those who cannot cope with the That s symptoms of anxiety attacks The mere thought of coping without the use of drugs is a huge part of recovery Drugs can be enslaving and addictive so be addictive, cautious in their use
  12. 12. HowToCalmAnxiety