There are two primary ways to deal with anxiety: reducing the stress of it or changing the situation.
Here are the best anxiety reduction exercises for people with anxiety.1.
The relaxation exercise: relax the muscles in your head, face and body.2.
The stress reduction exercise: take a break from work or school.3.
The cognitive training exercise: practice making sense of what you’re seeing and hearing.4.
The meditation exercise: meditate for a few minutes, say the mantra and close your eyes.5.
The mindfulness exercise: listen to your breath, visualize your thoughts and be present in them.
This article originally appeared on National Geographic News and was reprinted with permission.