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I've tried getting excited about things rather than getting nervous and anxious, is there a better way to cope?

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Last Updated: 04/27/2020 at 3:55am
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February 17th, 2015 5:59pm
just try to think positive...the only way i get around my problems or to cope with them is to draw,write or just needing a friend to talk to
January 24th, 2015 1:17pm
i think you should try to understand why you're getting anxious/ nervous and if you know the problem area then it might get easier to cope.
January 28th, 2015 12:29am
The best coping skill is to accept who you are, and your feelings rather than trying to do what you think you "should" do, be, or feel. Some of us worry more than others, and don't get as excited. It's okay. Feelings are not good or bad, normal or abnormal. They just are. The same goes for people.
April 28th, 2015 1:50am
Learn to live in the moment. If you are fully experiencing the present, you will not be worried with the next thing. It will flow naturally.
June 8th, 2015 1:22am
In order to not get anxious, I find it is helpful to simply reassure yourself that nothing is going to go wrong. Once you have done so, try to find the positive(even if it's small) in a situation.
August 4th, 2015 3:39pm
I have found that sometimes when I get nervous or anxious, I tend to only think about the negative aspects. I found that, for me, making a list in my head or on paper about the positive aspects of a situation really help me see the full picture and relax a bit more.
February 23rd, 2016 7:16pm
Anxiety can be very physical so sometimes the best way to get rid of those nervous body sensations is to combat them with positive physical activity. Yoga, running, or walking can relieve the tension anxiety places on our bodies.
March 29th, 2016 11:19pm
Think of all the positives possible for whatever it is that you are going to do. The more positives you think of, the happier you'll be to do it. If you think about the negatives, you might start getting anxious about it.
September 6th, 2016 8:07pm
excitement, nervousness or anxiety comes naturally. You cannot create it. Try to find a reason of why u r not being able to like a certain object, person or situation. Life is too small to worry about unnecessary things. If u r worried about a temporary issue then wait for the right time, it will b sorted by itself, if d issue is permanent, then look for a permanent solution ASAP.
November 8th, 2016 11:07pm
Think about how good you will feel when you get home, after achieving something you perhaps, never used to achieve due to anxiety and nerves. Be proud of yourself, you are amazing.
February 6th, 2017 12:36am
Replacing nerves with excitement is a great way to try and calm anxiety. Focusing on what makes you happy about things will be more beneficial than focusing on what scares you or makes you nervous.
November 20th, 2017 4:14am
Think of positive thoughts. The happier the thought, the happier you may feel. Loosen up, don't stress. Enjoy the scene!
April 27th, 2020 3:55am
Probably, but I love this method for myself. My motto - we can’t control what other people do, and so much in this world. All we can do is own how we respond to it. And I would rather respond with optimism and excitement and positive energy than nervousness and anxiety. Because even if it’s a naive excitement, at least I had the joy of all that time of excitement in my life history. Being pessimistic and expecting and getting the worst - that seems like a far less joyful life path. And a self fulfilling prophesy of anxiety and misery instead of being able to see and find the joy in all things.