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4 ways to take on anxiety

Nov. 23, 2020

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We’re all dealing with a lot each day – it’s natural to feel overwhelmed. Taking stock of what’s making you anxious can help you take control of that anxiety and figure out a plan.

Strategies to deal with stressors

Before anxiety even hits, you can do some work to get ahead. The goal isn’t to never feel anxious again – it’s to feel confident that you can deal with whatever life throws at you. 

When it comes to tackling the things causing you stress and anxiety, you’ve got options: 

  • Accept. There are some things you can’t change – like a global pandemic. Accepting what is rather than wishing it wasn’t so can be a relief. 

  • Avoid. Learn your own boundaries and enforce them. Say no to unnecessary stressors. 

  • Alter. Switch up your space or change your routines in ways that reduce stress for you. 

  • Adapt. Change the way you think or reframe problems in a way that helps you solve them. 

It can be tough deciding what might work best in each situation – and what might not work. Workplace Strategies for Mental Health has resources to help. Let’s make a plan for resilienceOpens a new website in a new window - Opens in a new window  to keep you at your best. 

What resources do you have?

Planning ahead is a good step, but sometimes you need some extra help. You might have access to more mental health resources than you realize. Here are a few places to check:

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