A Little Bit Better
A Therapist Shares 7 Tips for Managing Anxiety
Step 1: Breathe.
Anxiety is extremely common. It is one of most prevalent mental health disorders, affecting 40 million adults in the United States, according to a 2018 report, with these numbers likely much higher due to the pandemic. We spoke with therapist and author Nedra Glover Tawwab, who has practiced relationship therapy for 12 years, to understand what small steps you can take to manage feelings of anxiety. She gave us seven tips you can incorporate into your daily routine to ease some of these symptoms.
A Little Bit Better is a new series from Bustle exploring research-backed ways you can level up your life by creating attainable habits and manageable routines.
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Host: Nedra Tawwab
Executive Producer: Whitney Buxton
Executive Creative Director: Lauren Sofair
Supervising Producer: Irina Dvalidze
Cinematographer: Marshall Stief
Post Supervisor: Amy Eakin
Editor: Delia Kelly
Design Director: Andenew Ayele
Motion Designer: Jeff Donlan