Anxiety is a widespread problem across the world and it is too big an issue to ignore.

A nervous disorder with excessive uneasiness and apprehension, anxiety typically accompanies compulsive behaviour and include panic attacks.

Anxiety disorder is the most common psychological illness with over 264 million individuals worldwide living with the affliction.

There are many types of anxiety disorders: social anxiety, phobias, posttraumatic stress disorder, just to name a few.

The nature of this disorder prevents people from doing such things as leaving the house, communicating or even withholding a job.

These methods below could help relieve the pressure of mental illness, or even aid in overcoming anxiety in all its forms.

Get a pet

Pets have been proven to calm people down and control the breathing of someone with a anxiety disorder. Service dogs are great as they can bring medication to help someone during a anxiety attack. Pets reduce stress and loneliness, encourage exercise and playfulness.

Yoga/ breathing exercises

Yoga lowers tension and creates relocation. In times of high stress and anxiety, our bodies tend to constrict and this is where yoga helps to regulate the breath and calms the brain and can reduce stress.

Avoiding alcoholic beverages, caffeine, smoking

It is common for people with anxiety disorder to drink alcohol or smoke to cope. This can lead to dependence on alcohol, which can make anxiety symptoms worse.

Physical activity

Any kind of physical activity, from running, to cycling, playing sport or even swimming can help anxiety. Scientists have a theory that physical activity or hobbies lead to a more positive mindset and general sense of wellbeing.


Doing something you love provides a distraction from the worries and low mood.

Create a journal

The therapeutic benefits of keeping a diary are many. Sparking creativity for twenty minutes per day could result in making you happier, reduces stress, throw away negative thoughts, and empower you.

These are just some of the many ways to help with an anxiety disorder. Good luck and keep well!

By Georgia Stephens