The first thing to do in managing your stress is identifying the symptoms. It affects your physiological, behavioral, and psychological reactions all at one time. General anxiety can manifest in many ways and easily change in to a full blown panic attack in any situation. Here are some main symptoms of general anxiety;
2. Lack of Concentration
4. Muscle Tension
6. Difficulty Sleeping
Knowing the signs and symptoms can help manage your anxiety naturally. There are an abundance of techniques you can do to curb your daily anxiety and maintain your sanity;
Physical Activity (walking, running, yoga, etc...)
Eliminate caffeine from your or diet (this may be difficult at first, but keep at it)
Improve nutritional habits
Develop an assertive personality (practice daily)
Learn to express feelings openly
Use you imagination (take up a creative activity)
Face your fears head on
Take responsibility and learn from mistakes.
Be willing to take risks
Listen to music
Read a book of interest
Visualize your success
"Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer." -William S. Burroughs
How do you manage your anxiety?
Bourne, E. J. (2005). The anxiety & phobia workbook. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.
Glei, J. K., Belsky, S., McGuinness, M., Rubin, G., Godin, S., Schwartz, T., … Pressfield, S. (2013). Manage your day-to-day: build your routine, find your focus, and sharpen your creative mind. Las Vegas, NV: Amazon Publishing.