Tips For Coping With GAD

  1. Connect with people and build a strong support group. Do not be afraid to find solace in connecting with others. A sound support system isn’t a huge crowd. Start with the people close to you. 
  2. Talk about your worries with ease. Whenever you feel an overwhelming surge of anxiety, talk it out with the person you trust. Simply talking about your problems can help ease what you’re feeling inside. You can even learn how to quickly calm yourself with the help of the internet. 

  1. Avoid people who add to your stress or make you feel more anxious during an episode. Reaching out is a good thing, but getting in touch with someone who can make you feel more anxious is not good. Before calling someone to talk to, consider asking yourself whether that person can make you feel better or worse after telling them your problem.

  2. Adopt healthy lifestyle habits. Eat healthier and get some exercise daily. Enough sleep, limiting caffeine, and avoiding alcohol and nicotine, can make a huge difference in your outlook.

  3. Learn how to calm and soothe yourself. There may be times when a trusted individual is not available to talk when you are panicking with anxiety. Therefore, it is also vital that you learn skills you can apply on your own to calm yourself whenever help is out of reach. This also prevents you from becoming dependent on the person you trust with your problems.