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Feeling Anxious?

Today we are talking about ANXIETY 😵‍💫 Anxiety disorders are the world's most common mental disorders, affecting 301 million people in 2019 - so if you struggle with this know that you are not alone.





NIH has a great resource for identifying anxiety along with a self-help guide. Hare's some of the basic information they provide-


👉 What is anxiety? "Anxiety is an unpleasant feeling that everyone experiences sometimes. You might describe it as feeling very nervous or “wound up”. "


🤔 Why does it occur? Well there are different psychological, biological, and social reasons such as negative thoughts, bullying, and learned behaviors.


There's lots of ways to help reduce anxiety. It's all about what works for YOU. Here are a few ideas and be sure to check out the full NIH self help guide linked below for even more guidance and activities to help you work through your anxiety.


- Deep breaths

- Positive thinking

- Exercise

- Talk to a professional

- Chat with your friends

-Start a calming hobby

- Avoid stimulants like coffee

- Distract yourself

- Put on music


Here is the NIH article for more help understanding and reducing anxiety: https://buff.ly/47gmR0d


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