14 deep questions to ask yourself when you feel anxiety

  1. What would it be like if I felt less anxious in this situation? How would I act or feel?
  2. What will happen if I don’t complete the task that is stressing me out?
  3. What am I worried about?
  4. Do I think that my anxiety is going to help me do something better than I can without it?
  5. Do I have any other feelings of anxiety?
  6. Are there people telling me what to do?
  7. Am I being pressured by deadlines or other people?
  8. How does it feel in my body right now as I think about that time when I felt anxious?
  9. What sensations are I feeling in my body right now as I think about that time when I felt really anxious?
  10. What are the thoughts that go through my head when I am feeling so anxious?
  11. What does it feel like in my body when I am anxious?
  12. What does it feel like in my body when I remember the feeling of being anxious?
  13. Why does my anxiety want me to do that?
  14. What does my anxiety want me to do?

11 tips on how to deal with anxiety

  1. The first thing you need to do is find the original cause of your anxiety. This will be different for everyone and will require a bit of introspection. Once you find the root cause, address it and work on minimizing its impact in your life.
  2. Reach out to other anxiety sufferers. There are plenty of resources available online.
  3. Keep a journal to write about your feelings and what is happening in your life.
  4. Get enough sleep.
  5. Find a creative outlet such as music, art, dance, photography or writing to express your feelings and frustrations to help deal with anxiety or depression.
  6. Exercise for at least 20 minutes each day: go for a walk or do yoga or another kind of exercise you enjoy that will help relieve stress.
  7. Eat a healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and lowfat dairy products.
  8. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
  9. Develop a support system. Anxiety can be a very isolating experience. If you have people in your life who understand what you are going through, it can make the situation easier to bare. Developing a support system of people who care about you and are there for you is an important step in coping with anxiety.
  10. Avoid caffeine, cigarettes, and other stimulants.
  11. Accept that you have anxiety.

How anxiety affects you

Anxiety is the feeling of unease and worry that a person gets before something happens, which often doesn't happen at all. An example would be when a person is nervous about a job interview. The person will think to themself how they should dress, what they should say, and what kind of handshake to give. There are many other reasons people might feel anxiety.