Mental health is a part of your overall health. It's about how you feel, think, and behave; how you cope with the ups and downs of everyday life; how you feel about yourself and your life; how you see yourself and your future; how stress affects you; how you deal with negative things that happen in your life; your self-esteem or confidence.
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What is Anxiety?
Basically, anxiety is spending a lot of time worrying about things in the future and stuff we can't control.
Mostly, it's the fear in the absence of real danger that is called anxiety.
20 THINGS YOU CAN DO WHEN YOU ARE FEELING NERVOUS OR WORRIED
These are things you can try at home by yourself, at school, at a party or on a crowded bus. Try them. They actually work!
Stretch your arms in front of your body and bring them over your head. Stretch as high as you can, feeling the tension build in your shoulders. Drop your arms and breathe. Repeat.
Wrinkle your nose and scrunch up your face. Now relax. Repeat, this time lifting your eyebrows to make creases in your forehead. Let it go.
Make a fist with your left hand. Squeeze. Feel the tension move up your wrist and arm. now let it go. Breathe out. Repeat with your right hand. Notice how much more relaxed your hands and arms feel after you've squeezed them tight and released them.
Clench your teeth tight. Now let it go. Do it again. Repeat a couple of times until you feel relaxed and loose.
Push your feet and legs down on the floor. Push hard, spreading your toes apart if you can. Let it go. Try this again, this time letting all of the tension out of your lower body as you relax.
This exercise should help you relax your body from head to toe. If you're stil feeling tense, try repeating the exercise again.
Tighten up your stomach so that it turns hard. It might help to place a hand on your belly so you can feel it tighten. Take a deep breath and relax your stomach as you breathe out.