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March 31, 2021

Worry Much? 7 Tricks For Managing Anxiety

Fight for Life, Indianapolis, INSource: Cleveland Clinic | Repost Fight for Life Foundation 3/31/2021 –

When you’re a champion worrier, it can feel like you’re the only one freaking out while everyone around you has it together.

Think again. Almost 1 in every 3 people in the United States will experience an anxiety disorder in their lifetime, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.

An anxiety disorder is excessive worry that can interfere with day-to-day activities, like work, school or relationships. It can feel overwhelming. But you can learn to tame it, says behavioral health therapist and mind-body coach Jane Pernotto Ehrman, MEd.

Managing Anxiety

The annoying thing about anxiety is that it’s literally impossible to avoid. It’s a basic human emotion, and we all feel it at times. It’s normal to worry about a make-or-break work deadline or a serious medical diagnosis.

But when you worry all the time, or it interferes with everyday life, it’s a problem. “It’s an overwhelming, out-of-control feeling, and it can feel like it comes out of nowhere,” Ehrman says.

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