Prevention of anxiety essentially involves an awareness of life's stresses and your own ability to cope with them. This can often be a difficult task in our busy and hectic 21st century. Prevention also includes diet, regular exercise, rest, and the basics in terms of preventive health care maintenance. Diet is a large factor. Caffeine, stimulants, lack of rest, and lack of exercise all are factors that influence anxiety.
- In essence, you might develop coping mechanisms for all of life's stresses.
- Strategies might include these:
- Relaxation exercises including deep breathing
- Interpersonal skills in dealing with difficult people and situations or parenting skills training in dealing with your children