The first thing you can do to avoid being overly anxious in every day situations is to slow down, both your thinking and actions. In this video, psychologist Jennifer Hartstein, PsyD, discusses some ways to avoid being overly anxious or stressed.
It’s one thing to be nervous (adrenaline can even help you power through, say, an interview). It’s another to suffer sweat-inducing, heart-pounding anxiety — for no apparent reason — that makes eating, sleeping, working or enjoying life difficult. In addition to generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), learn about panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and phobias.