Identify your triggers- Most people have different triggers and knowing what triggers you can help you avoid them. Write them down if you like and try to avoid as many as you can. Or you can try to desensitize yourself one trigger at a time if you can’t avoid them.
Read up on it- Find out as much about your anxiety as you can. The more you can understand it the more ways you can find to deal with it. And research can really make a difference when it comes to finding the best way for you individually to work on your anxiety.
Repression- Repressing your thoughts and emotions is just really unhealthy for you. I’m a serial repressor and I know a lot of my problems stemmed from not being upfront about how I feel and I do try these days to be more open although it’s still really hard for me. So just try to be more honest about how you feel which I know from experience is a lot easier said then done but try it out and make it into a habit and it might just work! And something I’ve noticed is that certain events that have happened in your life may still be in your unconscious and may be the reason for certain other problems you are facing so if there are things that you need to work through please do some as soon as possible.
Learn what helps you individually- The same thing that helped someone else may not work for you so try out a few methods and see what sits well with you.
Cut out toxicity from your life- Some people are just toxic. It’s not anything that you did or said it’s just who they are and people like that need to be out of your life as soon as possible. Try to avoid toxic people or toxic situations as much as you can and you’ll see what a difference it makes.
Seek help– in the end if nothing seems to be working you should seek professional help because it can very difficult to live with anxiety. There are drugs you can take and people you can speak to and this can really be helpful. There is nothing to be ashamed of for seeking professional help because it doesn’t make you weaker than everyone else, it makes you stronger because you know your weakness and you’re ready to fight it. If you need help as a couple because anxiety (or any other mental disorder) is affecting your relationship there are many helpful couples therapists and there a lot of online couples counsellors too that could really make a difference in your life.
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