MANAGING ANXIETY IN PUBLIC
Managing anxiety in public can be challenging, but with a little preparation and practice, it is possible to cope with the symptoms without feeling embarrassed.
Here are a few tips that have helped me manage my anxiety in public:
💫 Practice breathing exercises: When you feel anxious, take deep breaths and focus on your breath. Inhale slowly for a count of four, hold for a count of four, and exhale slowly for a count of four. Repeat this exercise until you feel calmer and more centered.
💫 Use positive self-talk: When you feel anxious, remind yourself that you are capable of managing your anxiety. Tell yourself that you are strong and confident, and that you can handle whatever comes your way.
💫 Have a plan: If you know that certain situations trigger your anxiety, have a plan in place for how you will cope with those situations. For example, if you feel anxious in crowds, plan to arrive early or stay late to avoid the rush.
💫 Distract yourself: When you feel anxious, distract yourself with an activity that you enjoy. This could be reading a book, listening to music, or going for a walk.
💫 Seek support: If you are struggling to manage your anxiety on your own, seek support from a mental health professional. They can help you develop coping strategies and provide you with the support you need to manage your anxiety in public.
Remember, managing anxiety takes practice and patience. Be kind to yourself and celebrate small victories along the way. With time and effort, you can learn to manage your anxiety in public without feeling embarrassed.
Most importantly, remember, 99% of those around you, go through these feelings at some stage in their lives and are there to help you if you needed to lean on a stranger.
Keep being you, you're not alone, it's a hard road, though we have got this together 💪🏼