The conversation around self-care has been huge recently, but you may really be wondering where the conversations around anxiety and how to get it down are.

Truth is, stress is a very natural part of our lives, but sometimes when it gets a bit too wild, you may find yourself suffering from anxiety that can vary in how it affects your life. Anxiety can be a medical issue, one that may need tools like medication and therapy (hey, therapy is great) to be manageable. However, these are not the only solutions. In fact, here are a few things you can do if you feel yourself getting worked up to calm yourself down.

1. Write it out.

Writing out whatever is on your mind, no matter how big or small you think it is, can be an easier way of juggling the million thoughts running through your head. If you can't sleep, or have a lot to do at school or work, write it all out on a piece of paper. Doing a brain dump not only makes you feel better that you won't forget to do something (because you've written it down), it also feels like throwing out all the gunk in your head, which you can address later.

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