Resilience Telepsychiatry & Wellness - Keenan Smith, PMHNP-BC

Managing Anxiety & Stress

January 9, 2023by Keenan Smith0

In today’s fast-paced and stressful world, anxiety and stress have become a common problem for many people. Whether it is due to work pressure, family issues, financial problems, or personal relationships, anxiety, and stress can negatively impact our mental and physical health. However, there are ways to manage anxiety and stress effectively.

Identify The Source

One of the most important things to do when dealing with anxiety and strain is to identify the source of the problem. Once you have identified the source of your worry and stress, you can take steps to manage it. For example, if you are stressed about work, try delegating some of your tasks to others or take a break to relax and recharge.


Another effective way to manage stress is to practice relaxation techniques. Meditation, deep breathing exercises, and yoga are all great ways to relax and reduce stress. These techniques help to calm the mind and reduce the physical symptoms of anxiety and stress.


Regular exercise is also a great way to manage stress. Exercise releases endorphins, natural mood boosters that can help reduce anxiety and stress. Even a simple 30-minute walk each day can make a big difference.

Self Care

In addition to these techniques, it is also essential to maintain a healthy diet and get enough sleep. A balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can help reduce stress levels. Sleeping is also important, as lack of sleep can worsen anxiety and stress.

Finally, seeking professional help is always an option if you struggle with anxiety. A mental health professional can help you develop coping strategies and provide support as you work through your anxiety and stress. Medication is an option, too. Some medicines are used as needed. Others are used daily. Either way, our goal is to help you develop skills to manage stress without medication.

In conclusion, the right tools and techniques can help you manage anxiety. By identifying the source of your worry, practicing relaxation techniques, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy diet and getting enough sleep, and seeking professional help if necessary, you can reduce the impact of anxiety and stress on your life and improve your overall well-being.

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