If you struggle with symptoms of anxiety, here are some things you can do:
Keep a daily journal and note the frequency and severity of your symptoms.
Sit down with someone you trust and discuss to what extent stressful issues and challenges in your life may underlie your anxiety.
If your symptoms are mild, learn yoga breathing, Tai Chi or meditation. Take long walks. Stick to an exercise routine. These practices reduce stress.
If your symptoms are severe or prevent you from functioning, contact a physician or mental health professional for an assessment.
Avoid medicating yourself with alcohol or drugs. This only adds to the problem.
Read “Triumph Over Fear” by Jerilyn Ross, an excellent resource.