Anxiety can affect your mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing, and make even the simplest task feel like scaling a mountain. But while it may take some trial and error, there are a number of ways to deal with feelings of anxiety, according to Reddit. While one particular method might not work for everyone, they are, at the very least, worth considering; even if one method isn't for you, another might actually make a difference.
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America says anxiety is the most common mental illness in this country, impacting the lives of 40 million people age 18 and up. This accounts for nearly 20 percent of our population. It seems things are getting worse generation by generation, too: an estimated 12 percent of millennials have been diagnosed with anxiety disorder, which is about twice the number of Baby Boomers. Thirty percent have general anxiety, and approximately 61 percent of college students are regularly impacted by it. The numbers seem to be growing, and only 36.9 percent of people with anxiety get treated for it — even though it's treatable.
While the way people experience anxiety varies and some ideas for easing it will work better for some than others, people on Reddit who experience anxiety shared their own. Here are 19 that may be worth exploring below.