Dolly - - Special Report -

If you’re ex­pe­ri­enc­ing anx­i­ety you can take steps to help your­self feel bet­ter. 1. Write how you feel in a jour­nal, even if it doesn’t make sense. Pour­ing it out will help set­tle your thoughts.

2. Lis­ten to mu­sic that lifts your spir­its.

3. Do ‘mind­ful­ness’ ac­tiv­i­ties such as yoga, med­i­ta­tion and colour­ing in. They help you be in the mo­ment in­stead of wor­ry­ing about the fu­ture.

4. Ex­er­cise reg­u­larly – it re­ally is an in­stant mood-lifter and helps clear your mind.

5. Eat well – a bad diet makes you feel worse. When you feel well phys­i­cally, it helps you feel well men­tally.

6. Go out­doors – try walk­ing, hav­ing pic­nics and vis­it­ing out­door cafés.

7. Spend time with those who sup­port you.

8. Ac­cept how you feel and know that other peo­ple feel like this as well.

9. See a doc­tor or school coun­sel­lor and dis­cuss your con­cerns.

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