What Can You Do About Anxiety?

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“ Let tomorrow take care of itself, today has enough worries of it's own” The Gospel of Matthew

Maybe you’re dealing with some very real challenges today, unemployment, loss or grief, family conflict, mental or physical issues, legal problems. Maybe your feelings are finally dealing with you because you have not yet dealt with them.  Maybe alcohol or drugs are ruining your life. Whatever the trouble, take it to the bank, you are not alone.

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults age 18 and older, that’s 18% of the population according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Want to know about anxiety for you or someone you love?

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Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only about one-third of those suffering receive treatment. We can’t always identify the cause, it can be genetic, triggered by trauma or circumstances. It can appear for no reason at all. It can be constant, intermittent, mild, moderate, severe or debilitating. All of these states of mind can wax and wane.

Many people cope using substances without realizing the underlying problem is anxiety. There are multiple ways to treat anxiety disorders usually a multi-pronged approach is most effective.

1.  Professional Intervention including medications and therapy.

2.   Taking measures for self-care e.g. enough sleep.

3.  A support group to express your anxiety and process your stressors.

4.  Identify personal triggers for anxiety and limit your exposure to those triggers.

What if I told you life could be taken in smaller measures? An hour, or even just 5 minutes at a time. Take baby steps, nice easy baby steps. Decide what to do next based on what is in front of you right now. 

This method will lead you in the right direction, work on making your best decision based on what is actually happening now.

We know we cannot go back and have a better yesterday. We only have right now and what comes after. There is no crystal ball to know what is going to happen. We can choose to do the best with what we know now.. 

Small steps with what’s in front of me right now.

Small steps with what’s in front of me right now.