The biggest thing you can do to reduce your anxiety is to take responsibility for how you are living. Cut down on stressors – the internet and social media being big opportunities for stressors. Be deliberate about how you interact on social media and only use your platforms when you are enjoying. Not everything will always be perfect in the cyberworld: accept it. You can even leave it behind read a book or go outside to enjoy yourself.
- People with severe anxiety, like the proverbial canary in the coal mine, can more easily detect changes in the environment that are toxic for everyone.
- Matt Haig is a person who knows how to detect toxicity in the environment because he had learned how to deal with and thrive with panic attacks.
- Our hyped-up environment is filled with so much stressors such as social media, the news that is beamed at a 24-hour cycle to homes, and being glued to cellphones.
“See the collective madness around us and realize how much of the stress we feel is from the culture in which we live. This collective stress magnifies our personal anxieties.”