Take a Time-Out: Practice yoga, listen to music, meditate, get a massage, or learn relaxation techniques. Stepping back from the problem helps clear your head.
Eat Well-balanced Meals: Do not skip meals. Keep healthful, energy-boosting snacks on hand.
Limit Alcohol and Caffeine: They can aggravate anxiety and trigger panic attacks.
Get Enough Sleep: When stressed, your body needs additional sleep and rest.
Exercise Daily: This helps you feel good and maintains your health.
Take Deep Breaths: Inhale and exhale slowly. Take a break and focus on breathing for 5 minutes.
Count to 10 Slowly: Repeat, count to 20 if necessary.
Do Your Best: Instead of aiming for perfection, focus on excellence and doing your best work.
Accept that you cannot Control Everything: Put stress in perspective, what can you influence instead.
Welcome Humor: A good laugh goes a long way.
Maintain a Positive Attitude: Focus on what went well in your day instead of the negative events.
Get Involved: Volunteer or find another way to be active in your community, which creates a support network and gives you a break from everyday stress.
Learn what Triggers Anxiety: Is it work, family, or something else you can identify? Write in a journal when you're feeling stressed or anxious, and look for a pattern.
Talk to Someone: Tell friends and family you're feeling overwhelmed, and let them know how they can help you. Talk to a physician or therapist for help.
*From the Anxiety and Depression Association of America