Anxiety Head On

  • Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC
  • Series: Dear Rosa

Anxiety is meant to be a normal reaction to the occasional stressful situation. However, many people experience it excessively and suffer because it has come to be an everyday thing. There are three good habits that can help you if this experience is yours.

1. Ask instead of assume. Some people assume a situation is fearful or become overly responsible because they haven’t enough information.

2. Face the anxiety provoking thing head on. Breathe. Walk it out. Learn that the fear of what it might be like is nearly always exaggerated.

3. Stay in the now. Worrying about how bad it will be tomorrow, next month, or next year keeps your mind and body revved up. Say to yourself: “With God’s help, can I get through this moment, this hour right now?” The answer is yes.