Stanley Popovich | Contributor
Everybody deals with anxiety and depression however some people have a difficult time managing it. As a result, here is a brief list of techniques that a person can use to help manage their most persistent fears and every day anxieties.
When facing a current or upcoming task that overwhelms you with a lot of anxiety, the first thing you can do is to divide the task into a series of smaller steps. Completing these smaller tasks one at a time will make the stress more manageable and increases your chances of success.
Sometimes we get stressed-out when everything occurs all at once. When this happens, a person should take a deep breath and try to find something to do for a few minutes to get their mind off the problem. A person could get some fresh air, listen to some music, or do an activity that will give them a fresh perspective on things.
Another technique that is very helpful, is to have a small notebook of positive statements that make you feel good. Whenever you come across an affirmation that makes you feel good, write it down in a small notebook that you can carry around with you in your pocket or purse. Whenever you feel depressed or frustrated, open your small notebook and read those statements. This will help to manage your negative thinking.
Take advantage of the help that is available around you. If possible, talk to a professional who can help you manage your depression and anxieties. They will be able to provide you with additional advice and insights on how to deal with your current problem(s). By talking to a professional, a person will be helping themselves in the long run because they will become better able to deal with their problems in the future.
Remember—it never hurts to ask for help.
Stan Popovich is the author of “A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non-Resistant Methods”. For more Info go to Stan’s website at http://www.managingfear.com/.