7 Habits That Can Make Your Anxiety Worse Without Realizing It

7. Staying Home Alone

Your anxiety may lead you to want to spend time by yourself, but spending time around other people — as awful as it can seem — can actually help make you feel better. According to research in the journal PLoS One, social support helps individuals experience less anxiety and stress, helps them with better social functioning, and improves their overall health. Maintaining close relationships is key to experiencing less anxiety, so try to get yourself out there whenever you’re feeling up to it.

Not all of these activities are triggers for everyone, but try cutting out some of these habits to see if they help with your overall anxiety levels.

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