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.

  1. In essence, you might develop coping mechanisms for all of life's stresses.
  2. Strategies might include these:
  3. Exercise
  4. Meditation
  5. Relaxation exercises including deep breathing
  6. Visualization
  7. Interpersonal skills in dealing with difficult people and situations or parenting skills training in dealing with your children