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Simple Ways to Deal With Anxiety 
By Christopher Petty  Contributing Writer 
Published April 14, 2022

 

Ever found yourself anxious on a day-to-day basis dealing with the same emotions everyday? It is completely normal to have this feeling, especially with being in a global pandemic that has changed the way we live and interact with one another everyday. Social anxiety has become a prevalent issue within our country, as all ages have had a decline with their social skills. According to verywellmind.com, social anxiety disorder (SAD) is estimated to affect around 12% of the population at some point in their lifetime. To prevent social anxiety from being detrimental, there are things called social anxiety activities that can be performed to help shorten the effects.

Social anxiety activities can be made up of various things that you can do to challenge your anxiety. People with SAD suffer in different areas of their lives. For example, people with social anxiety disorder may have trouble making friends and maintaining friendships, finding life partners, working and building a career, and even getting through the struggles and simple aspects of daily life. Even though it may seem overwhelming, there is so much that can be done through self-help to overcome social anxiety.

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If you suffer from mild to moderate social anxiety, you might just feel like you are stuck in the same place most of the time. The best thing to do is to get involved with something.

Although it can be tempting to avoid social gathering and performance situations if you are suffering from social anxiety disorder (SAD), it is important to get yourself out there and try to have some fun. That means reaching out to see what is going on, accepting invitations to go places and also trying new things that make you uncomfortable. At the same time, it is best to stay prepared so that you are able to handle things accordingly. Studies show that keeping a daily journal so that you can see your growth plus writing about your thoughts will help you recognize when you are doing things that deter you from being your best self. This is also very helpful to keep track of your health and diet.

It is best to do everything in your power to ensure that negative physical health is not becoming a factor to your problems with anxiety. Exercising on a regular basis and eating a healthy, balanced diet shows tremendous results when dealing with anxiety.

Whether you are trying a new diet or going out to a new event, these things can help deal with anxiety. Reading a book, going for a walk, or even having a conversation with family or friends, have shown results that have helped people long term. Using the resources around you can not only help you, but also help someone else that you didn’t know had anxiety either.

 

 

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