Anxiety is a pervasive mental disorder that affects more than 40 million people in the United States. It’s characterized by chronic worry and physical reactions to stress, such as shortness of breath, rapid heart rate, and dizziness. Anxiety can significantly impact your life if you don’t seek treatment for it. Thankfully there are many ways to find relief from anxiety through therapy or medication; however, one way that may work best for you is self-care.

Here are some strategies on how to overcome anxiety with self-care steps:

  1. Practice breathing exercises  
  2. Write down what caused the anxiety
  3. Seek out social support
  4. Engage in activities that make you happy
  5.  Exercise
  6. Create a positive mantra