Coping with anxiety

Everyone worries occasionally, but constant worry could signal unhealthy stress and anxiety levels. When anxiety becomes an ever-present condition it’s time to take care.

When you’re feeling anxious, do you ever tell yourself to calm down and relax? It seems as though this would be a useful strategy, but if you’ve tried it you probably know that it’s easier said than done.

When you’re faced with a situation that makes you feel anxious, for example giving a public speech, your heart is likely pounding (or missing a bit) whilst the levels of the stress-hormone cortisol surge. Essentially, you’re in a hyped-up state of arousal and by telling yourself to chill may be