Approximately 40 million American adults ages 18 and older have an anxiety disorder, according to the American Psychological Association. Anxiety can affect everyone differently, with symptoms including feeling restless, on edge, and fatigued; having difficulty concentrating; experiencing a lack of sleep; heart palpitations; and trembling or shaking, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
A: Be aware of your anxiety.
Relax Your Muscles
Starting at the feet, gently squeeze the foot muscles, then slowly release them. Next, squeeze the large muscles in the calves for five seconds, then release them. Then squeeze the thigh muscles for five seconds, then release. Work your way up to your entire body, squeezing and releasing your muscles like your quads, obliques, forearms, and triceps