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17. Practicing gratitude.

"Listing three things I'm thankful for every day (no repeats, if I'm thankful for the sun one day then I can't say that ever again) and going on a walk." — Crystal G.

"When I think something negative, I have to stop and think of something I am grateful for. Example — I got a flat tire and I would've normally been upset, but I remembered I had the foresight to get AAA two years ago because I was scared about something happening. I said thank you to my anxiety because now I was covered. Sounds weird, but it works." — Karri H.

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10. Practicing acceptance.

"Accepting this as part of who I am. It allows me to step back when needed, totally guilt-free. Also letting go of how it makes others feel, guilt-free. It doesn't change the level of anxiety, it only takes away the guilt of having it." — Kathi F.

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12. Establishing a bedtime routine.

"I've established a bedtime routine. May sound silly, but after brushing teeth, etc., I wash my hands with a lavender soap. And use a good smell on my hands. Then climb into bed and take a few deep breaths. While repeating my mantra, 'You are physically, mentally, emotionally safe. The world is n...

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2. Keeping your phone on silent.

"I keep my phone on silent. I never realized how much anxiety came from sudden phone calls or texts I wasn't expecting. It doesn't help that 9/10 times it's a text that causes me more anxiety/drama/stress." — Kathryn W.

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13. Journaling.

"I keep a journal now to track what was happening when I began to feel myself getting overwhelmed. Inside the cover is a list of grounding techniques. This helps me track my triggers and find ways to cope/avoid those situations." — Megan K.

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5. Saying "no."

"Being honest and telling people no. Saying 'maybe' doesn't help. … I'm telling you no for a reason; respect that and don't come back at me for it. I'm trying my best, but I have my limits on what I can do. If I can do it, I will do it." — Saige D.

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9. Working out.

"The gym. Mostly on the treadmill or the bikes. Simple but slow workouts. I do it early in the a.m. If I start having an episode, walking or running in place helps." — Jordan S.

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3. Opening up to others about your anxiety.

"Being really open and honest with everyone that I have severe anxiety. When it's really bad, I'm more open about it rather than hiding. I also draw a little smiley face on my wrist every day and make myself think a happy thought each time I see it!" — Cherokee M.

"I've informed people of ...

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6. Using cognitive behavioral therapy techniques (aka Jedi mind tricks).

"I basically do a Jedi mind trick on myself. (Being a nerd helps with my anxiety too lol.) Here's how it works: I try to objectively reflect on and assess my day. For example, I'll think about what happened that day and rate how good the day was. However, I have to be able to provide 'evi...

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4. Spending less time on social media or limiting screen time.

"Temporary Facebook breaks by uninstalling the app. I can still browse through the mobile site, but it's more inconvenient and makes me less likely to spend hours on there." — Randi D.

"Having complete days where I switch off. No phone, internet, or leaving the house. Ultimate recharge, in...

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15. Cutting out caffeine.

"I've cut the majority of caffeine from my life. I stick to herbal tea and occasionally will have a green tea or decaf coffee. Since this change, I've had significantly fewer panic attacks." — Ashley S.

"Cut out caffeine and drink more water. I was told by a therapist that it would help, a...

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14. Finding something to do with your hands.

"I take my crochet with me everywhere I go now. It helps me while I sit and talk to people. Even if I'm not talking to someone, it can help bring a great conversation starter and helps ease my tension as I keep my hands busy." — Tatauq M.

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It's easy — and understandable — to roll your eyes when someone offers a "miracle cure" for your anxiety.

(Yes, I have tried yoga! Thanks for asking!)

But it's also important to acknowledge this truth: There are day-to-day changes you can make that might help you manage your anxiety.

I'm not talking about a miracle cure. I'm not saying breathing while holding a position ...

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8. Writing down your schedule or to-do list.

"I have a daily planner, but I also use a chalkboard wall, sticky notes, and an app on my phone to make reminders and notes of encouragement more visible. It's one of the best things I've done to cope with both anxiety and ADHD." — Kami L.

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7. Starting a mindfulness practice.

"Yoga and meditation! Mindfulness is really helpful, it helps you stay in the present moment. also focusing on my breathing, deep breaths. They help me stay grounded." — Eirenne E.

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1. Making your bed every morning.

"I make my bed in the morning. That way I start my day feeling like I've already accomplished something. Also, no matter how bad the day is, I have something nice to come home to." — Clarissa L.

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11. Cutting out toxic people and things from your life.

"Cutting out people who are negative and bring me down, not just on social media but I've had to tell former friends I'm done . It was hard when there was still so much there, but the constant disappointment was not worth it." — Allison M.

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My attitude towards the day improves. It's cut down on how often I claim I had a crappy day. I can tell if it was just the anxiety or actually a crappy day. If it was just the anxiety, reflecting has helped me see anxiety was lying and my memory of the day becomes positive. I guess it's a type of...

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Of course, anxiety will still happen, and when it rears its ugly head, it's not your fault. It doesn't mean you didn't "try hard enough." But for some of us, a slight change in our routine can at least make the fall a little softer and the anxiety a bit more manageable. Making sm...

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"Gratitude and mindfulness have worked really well, and after being repeatedly told in therapy this works, I hesitantly tried it out. And it does work. Anxiety is often so future-focused about what may or may not happen. Mindfulness and gratitude keep you in the moment and help you appreciate wha...

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16. Giving yourself time in the morning to prepare for the day.

"I wake up an hour earlier to get some alone and free time in my home before everyone else wakes up." — Alicia H.

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