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Managing your anxiety

  • You and your health care provider can make a plan to manage your anxiety. Sometimes just making the plan can make you feel better. It helps you to feel that you have control over your life.

    You may want to write the plan on paper. It seems more "official" that way.

    Even small steps make a difference. You can play an important part in improving your health by learning how to reduce the stress and anxiety in your life.

    How to reduce stress and anxiety

    The following may help reduce your level of everyday stress and anxiety.

    • Exercise for 30 minutes at least three times a week.
    • Set aside time each day to do something relaxing (such as listening to music, reading, talking with friends or taking a walk).
    • Cut down on coffee, tea and alcohol.
    • Eat many small well-balanced meals each day (instead of three large meals).

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