There are a lot of ways to manage anxiety, but it’s true that some get recommended over and over again. Exercise. Meditate. Talk to your family. These are strategies that work — therapists wouldn’t recommend them if they didn’t — but if they’re not working for you, it’s frustrating to say the least.
We asked therapists and mental health professionals what unique, sustainable anxiety tips they had that you maybe haven’t heard multiple times before, that aren’t meditation, exercise, or calling a friend. We narrowed it down to 18 simple, accessible strategies that you can try today, tomorrow, or whenever you need something new to refresh your mental health routine. Check out all the possibilities ahead.