Everyone's struggle with anxiety is completely unique, there are some helpful things we can try doing to confront our anxiety and work toward improving our health and happiness. Here are some resolutions to consider.
1. Seek help.
If you haven't already, consider seeking professional help for your anxiety. For some people, it can be difficult to admit to needing to help. The first step can be learning how to recognise when it's time to ask for it. For others, the idea of speaking with someone they don't know about something so personal can be terrifying. But professionals are trained to address anxiety disorders — you're (probably) not.
2. Take care of your physical health.
Anxiety is directly tied to the state of your physical health. Focus on eating healthy, exercising regularly, and trying activities like meditation and yoga, which can be helpful in easing anxiety. While anxiety can take a huge toll on your physical health, it works the other way as well — your physical well-being can have a positive impact on your mental health.
3. Focus on yourself.
Put yourself and your mental/physical health first. There's nothing wrong with being on the top of your priority list. Take time to do the things that make you happy and fulfilled. Try new things and explore new ways to confront your anxiety and to find happiness.
4. Don't apologize for your anxiety.
Never feel like you need to apologize for suffering from an anxiety disorder. There's an unfortunate, but very real, stigma around mental health issues. Instead of spending time apologizing for something that isn't your fault, use that time to work toward confronting your anxiety and finding ways to cope with and overcome it. Don't let anyone (including yourself) shame you.
5. Feel comfortable talking about it.
Anxiety isn't something to be ashamed of. It certainly isn't something you should feel like you have to hide. It is a real mental illness, one that is just as serious as any illness that is more easy to see externally. Be more honest and open about what you're dealing with; you'd be surprised how much of a relief getting everything out in the open can be.