How To Deal With Anxiety Attacks, By Zodiac Sign

How To Deal With Anxiety, By Zodiac Sign

Check your anxiety at the door.

Anxiety is more common than you could ever imagine.

In fact, more than 40 million people suffer from it and less than 40 percent ever receive treatment, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.

Life stress happens, and even if you manage your daily tasks well, feelings can build up and suddenly create a sense of worry that's overwhelming.

Take in a deep breath. It is completely normal to feel stress and anxiety from time to time.

You may have used tension positively.

Intense emotion can drive a person to get the job done while maintaining a focused mindset.

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But anxiousness can also make it hard to think.

High anxiety, can halt you from accomplishing your goals. Intense awareness hinder creativity and trigger more serious conditions like depression and paranoia.

When anxiousness becomes problematic acknowledge your feelings and cope with your worrying.

1. Clear your mind.

Meditating cures feelings of stress and anxiety. Take a moment to control your breathing and organize your thoughts.

Mindfulness is another self-care tool that we all should all practice, no matter the circumstances.

2. Get active.

Anxiety's survival mechanism is to stay still for fear of something bad happening, so do the opposite.

Physical activity is another great way to jumpstart your happy hormones and get you back on track.

Take a walk around your neighborhood, breathe in the fresh air, and soak up some vitamin D. You'd be amazed how nature can boost your morale.

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3. Communicate.

If those tips still don’t cut it for you, you might need to process your emotions in another way. Try journaling.

Write out your thoughts. Putting pen to paper will help you connect your feelings to the negative triggers that cause you to panic.

Writing can be more intimate than talking to a friend, and if that makes you feel comfortable, by all means, don't forget adult coloring books are great tools for stress management too!

When you feel lost and confused and don't know where to turn, you can also look to the stars.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries, you are a fire sign so you have a constant drive for competition and speed. Sometimes the smallest things can get under your skin and really bug you.

You may be known to hold grudges, but deep down you are mostly just trying to find the appropriate time to say the right words to a person who wronged you.

This can cause a lot of fear and anxiety to build up within you. Treat yourself to a new athleisure outfit and try new hiking trail or bike path to clear your mind.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus, you find comfort in a routine that allows you to remain involved and present. You are known for being a reliable friend; you’re the one people go to when they need something done. You are a great listener and trusted confidant.

However, you can only take on so much responsibility before it all becomes a little too much. The pressures of maintaining everyone else’s sanity and happiness can impede on your own.

When you feel caught up in everything, go back to your tactile roots. Spend some time outside in a garden or cook a new pasta recipe from scratch. The sense of touch is your friend when you need a reset.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini, you wrestle with a lot of inner demons pulling you in different directions. On one hand, you may feel extremely comfortable in your skin, ready to take on the world and interact with anyone you come into contact with.

On the otherhand, you may prefer to be alone and quiet with your own thoughts. The constant back and forth can be exhausting and extremely overwhelming for you.

Try to find a balance between all of your desires.

Take a few short walks to various places around your neighborhood. Walk to a deli or corner store. Spend some time getting lost in a bookshop.

Try a new coffee place. This will give you the perfect balance between isolation and socialization to reset your internal scale and enjoy every moment.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer, you find a lot of comfort in submerging yourself in your feelings and emotions. You are really connected to your own heart and the hearts of those around you.

You really enjoy getting to know the people around you, but sometimes sharing too much personal information can leave you feeling uncomfortable and stressed.

Go back to your water sign roots to ease your worries. Draw yourself a hot bubble bath or soak for a while in a hot tub whirlpool.

The extra attention paid to yourself will benefit your confidence and intuition.

LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leo, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to you that you are the most confident sign. You are extremely driven and passionate, which makes you a natural born leader and a role model for those around you.

Your creativity and expressiveness make you desirable to all people and the pressure to deliver can leave you feeling inadequate and apprehensive.

Take your mind off of the pressures of reality by seeing, or even performing in a play! Stepping into the shoes of another character can make you appreciate the timing and significance of your own life.

VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo, your analytical nature makes you a great communicator and gives you an actively critical approach to problem-solving.

You thrive in detail-oriented settings that maintain your attention and keep your work ethic alive.

Your loyalty to yourself and others can make you all work and no play. This can make you feel stuck and your capabilities feel limited.

Submerge yourself in nature to get back to your earth sign roots. Spend some time with animals at a local shelter or pick fresh fruit from a strawberry field or apple orchard.

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libra, your diplomatic and fair-minded personality makes you a great people-person. You are reliable and cooperative, which makes sharing with others very easy for you.

Because you typically avoid confrontation, you may find yourself holding on to grudges of past wrongdoings.

Beyond the stresses that this may bring to your interpersonal relationships, you may find yourself feeling increased amounts of self-pity and agitation.

Surround yourself with people who remind you that your social graciousness has a purpose beyond pleasing others. Host a potluck or a jam session.

Try your hardest to surround yourself with positive energy and you’ll feel better in no time!

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio, a major cause of your stress and anxiety is your overwhelming sensitivity to feeling all emotions.

Although you are resourceful and passionate, you are easily jealous and distrusting.

Try to redirect any negative energy out the door and focus, instead, on your ability to lead and help others.

Regain confidence in yourself be deescalating with some brain teasers or puzzles.

Being alone and focused on a task will help you to eliminate outside distractions and agitators.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius, your energy is felt by everyone around you the second you walk in the room. You are very goal-oriented and curious about everything and everyone around you.

Generosity is a strong suit of yours, but sometimes it can leave you stretching yourself thin.

You may often feel like you’ve bitten off more than you can chew. In these scenarios, make up for lost time with some acts of self-care.

Make your favorite snack and settle in with a good book or fresh journal.

Sort out the things that need to take priority (hint: it should be anything that involves you!) and come up with a plan of action to get it all done.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorn, you are incredibly practical and responsible. Your discipline is exercised in your daily acts of self-control and restraint. You are always known for being cool and collected in high-stress scenarios.

You feel really grounded in your being when you are close to your family, but too much of anything is a bad thing.

Sometimes the stress of remaining responsible for those you care about can leave you feeling neglected and forgotten.

Getting in your head too much can send you on a downward spiral of bad mental health. Try to remain loyal to your traditions and rituals to clear your head space.

Listen to some music from your childhood or visit a neighborhood from which you have some great memories. You'll be back to living in the moment in no time!

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius, you are bursting at the seams with interesting thoughts and great conversation.

Your dedication to expanding your mind to new worldviews makes you known for being progressive and relevant. You tend to favor being alone and quiet, but that does not hinder your ability to socialize and have a great time with others.

You aren't typically one to be forthcoming when expressing your emotions. Bottling up your feelings can lead to a big explosion of stress and bad energy.

Couple emotional suppression with your occasionally uncontrollable temper and you have a one-way ticket to no good.

Advocate for yourself and others by dedicating your time and energy to a worthy cause.

When focusing your help on those in need, remember to keep your ears open and empathize with others. This is sure to knock you out of your funk and back on track.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces, you are known or your compassion and intuition when it comes to helping others. You are incredibly selfless and gentle to those who need to be consoled or comforted.

You are wise beyond your years, which allows you to build really solid emotional relationships with others.

You gift the world with natural musical and artistic talents. Although you are willing to listen to anyone's qualms, you aren't very trusting of others with your personal reservations.

This is possible because you've been wronged in the past and hold on to feelings of disappointment.

Remember that the world keeps turning, whether you are ready for it or not. Get ahead of the game by acknowledging your past and treating it as a package from a different time.

When you feel stressed and worried, spend some time alone. Don't let the pressures of helping others keep you from achieving your personal greatness.

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