Get help early. Anxiety, like many other mental health conditions, can be harder to treat if you wait, early intervention with a counsellor can make all the difference. Cognitive behavioural therapy is a key tool used around the world to help social anxiety disorder suffers cope better.
Keep a journal. Keeping track of your personal life can help you and your mental health professional identify what’s causing you stress and what seems to help you feel better.
Prioritize issues in your life. You can reduce anxiety by carefully managing your time and energy. Make sure that you spend time doing things you enjoy.
Avoid unhealthy substance use. Alcohol and drug use and even caffeine or nicotine use can cause or worsen anxiety. If you’re addicted to any of these substances, quitting can make you anxious. If you can’t quit on your own, see your doctor or find a treatment program or support group to help you.