I know from first-hand experience, how debilitating stress and anxiety can be during everyday activities. I myself have struggled with driving anxiety, which sometimes prevented me from going out and having fun. Here are some tips I’ve learned over the years that have helped me deal with stress.
1. Acceptance- The first step to dealing with anxiety is to accept it for what it is. Realizing that my problems were real, that my issues were valid and not crazy.
2. Avoidance- Avoid situations that cause unnecessary stress. Learn what things, people and situations cause you the most stress and avoid them if you can.
3. Appreciation- take a step back and appreciate all the wonderful things you already have in your life. It can be easy to overlook the positive aspects of your life with all the stress of daily life taking your attention.
4. Alleviation- Find something that relaxes you for those days when life gets overwhelming and stressful. Whether that is taking a hot bath, journaling, working out, etc., whatever you need to do, to make yourself feel calm and relaxed!
Life can be a hard and stressful place, but when you accept that, it will be easier to appreciate the good times. Remember to take life day by day, and believe that you can overcome anything!