By: Stanley Popovich
Everybody deals with stress and anxiety, however sometimes our anxieties can get the best of us. Its important to know how to cope when your anxieties and fears get out of control.
Here is a list of techniques that a person can use to help manage their daily stresses and anxieties.
1.Sometimes, we get stressed when everything happens all at once. When this happens, a person should take a deep breath and try to find something to do for a few minutes to get their mind off of the problem. A person could take a walk, listen to some music, read the newspaper, or do an activity that will give them a fresh perspective on things.
2. Carry a small notebook of positive statements with you. Whenever you come across an affirmation that makes you feel good, write it down in a small notebook and carry it around in your pocket. Whenever you feel anxious, open up your small notebook and read those statements.
3. In dealing with your anxieties, learn to take it one day at a time. While the consequences of a particular fear may seem real, there are usually other factors that can not be anticipated and can affect the results of any situation. We may be ninety-nine percent correct in predicting the future, but all it takes is for that one percent to make a world of difference.
4.Challenge your negative thinking with positive statements and realistic thinking. When encountering thoughts that make your fearful or anxious, challenge those thoughts by asking yourself questions that will maintain objectivity and common sense. Changing your thinking can help you manage your fears.
5. Do not do everything all at once. When facing a current or upcoming task that overwhelms you with a lot of anxiety, divide the task into a series of smaller steps and then complete each of the smaller tasks one at a time. Completing these smaller tasks will make the stress more manageable and increases your chances of success.
Note: The topics of these free articles are covered much more thoroughly in the book, “A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods“.