How to Cope with Anxiety

Solomon said the anxiety of the mind makes the heart weak. There are many coping skills to utilize to strengthen your mind.  In this season full of stressors: such as the pandemic, oppression, and political turmoil it can cause many of us to bite our nails.  Anxiety happens when someone becomes overwhelmed with issues in their life that they are no longer able to cope with their situation.  Anxiety and Depression are close friends that’s why it’s important to make sure you don’t wait too long to get help: Here are a few things you can do to cope with anxiety and get help. A book called Soul Care provides a quick reference that provides great tips to combat anxiety:

 

1.  Go for Walks

According to BBC walking helps you problem solve, combat depression, and aiding your metabolism. Slow down the pace of life

Slowing down the pace of life is important because we cannot accomplish too much without getting burned out.

2. Get connected with others

It’s better to be alone than lonely. Alone you can gather your thoughts but be lonely can be detrimental to your mental health if you remain isolated from the community.

3. Pray

Praying is therapeutic because you are able to express yourself. As the scripture says, Cast your cares on me all ye that are heavy laden and I will give you rest.

 

4. Seek Counseling

Counseling is rudimentary to your well being.  We all need help and guidance as we are not made to be an island.

5. Get Adequate Rest

Reading prior to bedtime can aid with decreasing anxiety and improving quality of sleep.  

 

There are many books that can help with excessive nervousness which is a symptom of anxiety.  One book is called Contemplative Prayer for Christians with Worry.  Anxiety can affect anyone and it is better to be proactive than reactive. If you are reactive it’s okay as well because after all we are humans.