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Have generalized anxiety disorder, unable to stay calm

Asked by Female, 21, Single
i am suffering from GAD unwanted thoughts coming on my mind of past not able calm hoping that from askmile i can get any help
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Pooja Hari Kumar
Counsellor & Special Educator

When  youre feeling anxious, you might feel stuck and unsure of how to feel better. You might even do things that unwittingly fuel your anxiety. You might hyperfocus on the future, and get carried away by a slew of what-ifs.when you're feeling anxious or stressed, these strategies will help you cope: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 any meals. Do keep healthful, energy-boosting snacks on hand.Limit alcohol and caffeine, which can aggravate anxiety and trigger panic attacks.Get enough sleep. When stressed, your body needs additional sleep and rest.Exercise daily to help you feel good and maintain your health. Check out the fitness tips below.Take deep breaths. Inhale and exhale slowly.Count to 10 slowly. Repeat, and count to 20 if necessary.Do your best. Instead of aiming for perfection, which isn't possible, be proud of however close you get.Accept that you cannot control everything. Put your stress in perspective: Is it really as bad as you think?Welcome humor. A good laugh goes a long way.Maintain a positive attitude. Make an effort to replace negative thoughts with positive ones.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 your anxiety. Is it work, family,  or something else you can identify?To manage worry, you first need to become an expert at recognizing it. You probably think that you are already a worry expert since you do it everyday. However, when most adults are asked what they worried about during the week, they either cant remember or they can only recall one or two greatest hits (most common worried)and forget about the rest. The best way to start noticing and recognizing your worries is to begin recording them in a worry diary. Write down what you are worrying about at set times 2-3 times a day, along with the trigger for your worry and your anxiety level. Talk to someone. Tell friends and family youre feeling overwhelmed, and let them know how they can help you.Hope this helped you . If you need to talk further please send me a private message 

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