None of us like feeling anxious. We try all sorts of things to make it go away. We may try to push thoughts away only to find they come back stronger. We may try to distract ourselves, only to find that it’s still waiting for us when we stop. We may put too much emphasis on it saying ‘I’m always anxious’ and find it getting worse.
So what do we do? How can we find a more effective way of managing anxiety?
We need both short term and long term strategies.