Below are nine ways to minimize anxiety in your life:

1.  Create a comfortable work environment –

  •  Keep things in your office or on the desk that calms you and/or makes you laugh. 
  • Make your work area feel like ‘home,’ – pictures, plants, photos, atomizer with jasmine or other calming fragrance. 

2.  Set limits on your time – 

  • Balance work with play.
  • Be sure that your leisure time is not spent thinking about job-related problems.

LEAVE work at the office at the end of the day.


3.  Negotiate with family for a time to relax – 

  • Don’t fill every minute with work and planned activities.
  • Leave a little time to do nothing.
  • Your body needs time to just wind down.

4.  Exercise – 

  • When your body is in good shape, you are less likely to get sick from stress.
  • Regular exercise will also help minimize anxiety by decreasing muscle tension.

5.  Maintain a sense of humor –

  • Laugh at situations that cause hassle and anxiety.
  • It may not change the circumstances but will modify your reaction to it.

6.  Get enough sleep – 

  • Your body needs a chance to pull itself together, especially when you’re experiencing trauma.
  • You should aim for eight hours of sleep nightly.

Your need for sleep does not decrease as you age. 

7.  Set priorities – 

  • Manage your time.
  • Do important things first and realize you cannot do everything.
  •  REMEMBER: There is always tomorrow to complete non-urgent tasks.


8.  Know your limits – 

  • Pace major life changes.
  • Don’t alter too many areas of your life over a short time span – new house, car, job, and child at the same time.

9.  Try relaxation techniques –

  • Learn to relax.
  • Employing relaxation techniques that do not involve drugs or alcohol will be of significant value.
  • Relaxing the body and mind is the best remedy for the distressed and anxious individual.

Talk to a family member, friend, co-worker, or professional counselor about the things that are getting to you. Getting things out in the open is a good way to minimize stress.