11 Clever Life Hacks Anyone Who's Anxious Needs To Know

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Everyone experiences some level of anxiety from time to time, but if you're someone who is always anxious AF, you're likely always on the hunt for ways to reduce those unpleasant symptoms. If you're already focused on self-care, you might also be interested in some clever life hacks that can help alleviate anxiety in the moment. These little tricks may not completely rid your anxiety altogether, but they can help you feel better in the moment and even potentially prevent you from feeling more anxious in the future.

"As anyone who has ever struggled with anxiety will tell you, it’s not comfortable," says therapist Miriam Kirmayer over email. "That’s why having an arsenal of coping strategies or small 'hacks' can help. It’s important to come up with a list of possible strategies or hacks when you are feeling calm and relaxed, as it can be a lot harder to think of or remember the strategies you find helpful when you’re feeling anxious or panicked. Write them down in your phone or on a cue card that you keep in your wallet."

Not every strategy works for every person, but knowing your options can help you figure out what works best for you. Here are 11 clever life hacks anyone who is anxious needs to know.