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Article Home Mental and Behavioural Disorders Tips to Combat Anxiety

Tips to Combat Anxiety

Anxiety is a condition which is characterized by a state of apprehension or uneasiness arising out of anticipation of danger



Anxiety is a phenomenon where there is feeling of uneasiness to an unknown danger; in contrast fear is the feeling of uneasiness to a known threat. 


The symptoms of anxiety can be put under two categories

Physical symptoms

Psychological symptoms

  • Poor concentration, hyperarousal, negative thoughts
  • Unpleasant and vague sense of apprehension
  • Inability to relax and irritability
  • Insomnia, inability to tolerate noise, 

Tips to combat anxiety

Relaxation techniques

These are useful physical means of relieving the uneasiness when a person is experiencing anxiety.

  • Splash cold water to the face
  • Speak to yourself, say ‘I am a strong person’
  • Take deep breath hold it for a while and then exhale slowly
  • Make a tight fist and slowly open the figure one by one
  • Counting the numbers in reverse order starting from 100 


  • Maintain Good and harmonious relationships with family members and friends
  • Be punctual to the work
  • Regular daily physical exercises preferably in the morning
  • Sleep hygiene- maintain regular timings for going to sleep and wake up
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol
  • Practice yoga, pranamaya and meditation
  • Regularly indulge in the recreational activity with family and friends
  • Read one inspirational stories at least every month.