Anxiety is directly related to the breath. Whenever fear is coming up, there is shallow breathing in the chest, but no deep breathing in the diaphragm or lower in the belly. Through deep breathing exercises, we can calm down the nervous system and a lot of anxiety can be released from the body.
Get support from others. Share whenever you feel overwhelmed and let them know how to help you. Anxiety can make you feel separated from others and lonely, which can be reduced by being in connection with others. Common humor and laughing together is another great stress release. Reach out for professional help if needed.
Don’t try to be perfect. You are totally ok just the way you are. Accept the things you cannot change and focus on the things you can. Anxiety has a lot to do with control. If we feel we’re losing control, anxiety comes up. Therefore focus on the things you can control and let go of the rest. Approach yourself and the world around you in a mindful way without judgment.