Anxiety Insights: Coping with Stress in a Stressful World


Have you ever experienced anxiety, feeling on edge, withdrawn? or unmotivated throughout the day because there are an overwhelming number of things going on around you? Your brain suddenly stops comprehending the situation and your body goes into “fight or flight” mode. When the body says no, you must listen to the warning signs because there is a strong connection between physical and mental health that can’t be ignored.

It’s completely fine if you go into a state of stress once in a while. However, when people under stress experience a general feeling of constant worry even in the absence of a stressor, you call it anxiety. Anxiety is a more long-term condition and can interfere with a person’s daily functioning. Fortunately, there are many effective strategies and techniques available to manage and cope with these overwhelming feelings. Explore those valuable strategies with us in this comprehensive guide and take charge of your mental well-being.

Recognize the Anxiety Triggers

First and most important way to cope with stress and anxiety is to know what triggers it. Is it work pressure, relationship problems, family issues, trauma, medical conditions, or something else? Look out for a pattern and try to limit or avoid such situations in the future.

Practice deep breathing

When there is too much noise in your brain, stop whatever you’re doing and take deep breaths. Accept that you can’t control everything and inhale and exhale slowly while pushing your negative thoughts away.

Exercise and Physical Activity Can Ease Anxiety

Try to distract yourself by taking a walk while listening to something you enjoy. Daily walking, jogging, or riding a bicycle for 30 minutes can help you to reduce stress and anxiety. Furthermore, exercise pumps up levels of endorphins in your body that are natural mood boosters and can decrease levels of the stress hormone, “cortisol”. By including exercise or physical activity in your routine,  you can successfully eliminate stress from your life.

Nourish your body with gentle nutrition:

Research has confirmed that there is a strong gut-brain connection. Choosing foods that feel good in your body and have an overall positive impact on your physical and mental well-being can do wonders for stress management. Do not consume any food that aggravates anxiety and panic attacks like alcohol and caffeine. To develop a positive mindset about eating, pay close attention to the food you eat and what it does for your body and brain. 

Ease anxiety through meditation:

 “Go within” is a deep concept of meditation that refers to the practice of turning your focus and attention toward your inner self. We often look outside to find answers to our questions when all you need to do is connect with your body and brain and listen to your own insights. Yoga has always been an effective strategy to overcome stress and anxiety. So, go outside, practice yoga, listen to music, get a massage and it helps clear your head.


Stress surrounds us every day, from work life to finances, health to world events, manifested differently in different people. Managing stress is the key to a healthier life for which you can develop your personal strategies. If none of this works, seeking help from a professional is always an option. Remember! You are not alone. With the right tools and support from your family, friends, and therapists, you can definitely take control of your mental health.

Wendy Thompson
Wendy Thompson
Wendy is a yoga instructor and a holistic health practitioner with a decade of experience. Her primary goal is to inspire women to embrace holistic health practices. She enjoys sharing content about the mind-body connection and educating women about nutrition and healthy diets. 

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