Anxiety and How to Deal With It

Anxiety and How to Deal With It

Melani Paiva Miranda, Author

What is anxiety?


     Anxiety can be something a lot of people struggle with, there are some people who try to hide and control their anxiety or their emotions. Anxiety is an intense, excessive, persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. It can be normal, like when having to speak up for a school project, or generalized, like when having to speak at all. When you constantly feel anxious there are some ways to help you deal with it, but it can also require medical treatment.  



  • Feeling nervous, restless or tense
  • Having a sense of impending danger, panic, or doom
  • Having an increased heart rate
  • Breathing rapidly (hyperventilation)
  • Sweating
  • Trembling
  • Feeling weak or tired
  • Trouble concentrating or thinking about anything other than the present worry
  • Having the urge to avoid things that trigger anxiety

Even though these symptoms may look normal to you, it’s best to get it checked out or acknowledge that you may have anxiety. By seeking medical help or there are ways you can deal with it on your own it can reduce your feelings of anxiety a bit. 



Dealing with anxiety

If the person’s anxiety isn’t as bad as a person with regular anxiety then there are some self-treatments that can help. There are some things you can do before your day starts to help cope with anxiety throughout the day. 

  • Step-aside for a bit and take some deep breaths 
  • Start counting until you feel at ease 
  • Drink some water or eat something 
  • Use the 333 method 


The 333 method is to name three things you see, name three sounds you hear, and move three parts of your body. This method is very effective because by listing things it distracts your mind so it isn’t focused on your anxiety but by moving three parts of your body it brings you back to the present while being a bit more relaxed. 

  • Eat well-balanced meals (3 times a day)
  • Limit alcohol and caffeine 
  • Have an organized sleeping schedule 
  • Exercise 
  • Writing down your thoughts can also help you cope with your anxiety.