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Thursday, November 3, 2011

How To Manage Anxiety

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What's Anxiety?
Anxiety is worrying about what
could happen. It's the feeling,
need, to do well, but there's

Common Occurrence
Anxiety is a common occurrence.
It happens when there's a recession,
death in a family, exams or fear of

Anxiety Attack
It's exam day, for example, and you knew
it was coming. Still, you're eager to take
the test, but uneasiness showed up.
Perhaps, sweaty palms and pretzel stomach
popped-in. Often, the feeling to empty your
stomach's contents happens.

A Friend
"Ready for the test?" A friend asked.

"Wish it was over." You said.

Sound familiar?

The behavior becomes a pattern. A recession,
death of a love one or fear pushes the same
reactions to the surface.

Managing Anxiety

1. Stop eating or drinking caffeine and
sugar. It has been proven that caffeine
and sugar increases anxiety.

2. Exercises. An early morning walk,
exercises for beginners or yoga can help
with anxiety.

3. Laugh at yourself. When you catch
yourself worrying needlessly, laugh.
Don't take yourself so seriously.

4. Write down a fear or problem. Look
at it. Work through it. Yes, you can.

5. Step out of your comfort zone.

"I want to apply for that job, but not
sure." You doubted.

Stop doubting or listening to the "can't"
voice. Instead, try it. You may fail/succeed,
but you worked through the anxiety about
it. Be proud. Treat yourself.

6. Take a deep breath, and let it out slowly
through the mouth. Repeat.

7. Pass it. An anxiety attack is starting,
let it pass. Fear of a bully, for instance,
causes the heart to race. Remind yourself
to tell the appropriate authorities. Have
a plan prepared of what you'll say/do, and
let the anxiety attack pass.

8. Stay positive. There aren't any quick
fixes to managing feelings of anxiety, but
a "can do" attitude helps.

9. Health-care visit. Make sure your body
isn't deficient in minerals, and your
hormone levels are normal.

10. Every morning smile. You're alive to
get another chance at your goals. No goals?
It's time to set one, two or three.

Anxiety is a common occurrence that happens
for various reasons. With time and patience,
anxiety can be managed with a "can do"

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Marcella Glenn is a freelance writer who has written news reports, worked in an office, reviewed movies, published a newsletter and had her novel, "Grave Street House," published. She, too, is a Writing Consultant as well as a Personal Coach.

She has tried to go down some of life's other paths. A few paths were a mail-order business, the publishing of a pen-pal newsletter and selling plastic-ware. Only, she was back writing before realizing what she was doing.

She'd critique titles, paragraphs, news reports, that no one submitted to her. She'd stop herself, eventually. Marcella Glenn seemed to be enjoying the act of writing. This is how she knew writing was more than a hobby.

Let it be a lesson in your life too. Is writing calling your name? Or, acting? Teaching? Are you interested in engineering? Have the courage to go for your dreams. Simply, believe in yourself.

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