Anxiety can ruin your day if you don’t know how to properly manage it. Lifehack.org recommends planning to exercise a time out when you see a trigger coming.
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Knowing what your triggers are is the first step, because it will help you see them coming and plan appropriately. Taking five minutes or exercising when you sense a trigger might be coming is the difference here — in contrast to handling the anxiety once it hits, which is most people’s typical course of action. What you’re really doing is shifting to preventative measures from reactive measures, using exercise, timeouts or whatever methods you’re already using for anxiety relief.
Lifehack has some other tips for anxiety management that you can read below.