Hello, yourenotalone. How are you doing today? To answer your question about strategies to overcome anxiety, I should say right off the bat that there is no sure fire strategy to completely cure anxiety. HOWEVER, there are many great strategies I find help to cope with it!
First of all, REMOVE YOURSELF FROM ANY NEGATIVE SITUATION (if possible!). This is probably one of the biggest things I have found helped me improve my overall well being and lower my anxiety. If it's possible, please try and remove yourself from negative situations and surround yourself with as many positive surroundings and people as you can. The more you do this, the easier coping will become, trust me :). '
Secondly, maybe try and check if you are experiencing a deficiency in any vitamins or minerals. I know when I had become very deficient in Vitamin D in the winter months that had also a negative on not only physical health, but mental health as well. You can usually just find supplements in any pharmacy but I would check with a doctor to see how much of each Vitamin you should be taking :D.
Thirdly, I would suggest just trying to immerse yourself in as much positive social interaction as possible! Joining a club, taking a class, or emailing a friend usually lift my spirits when I am feeling down or anxious. Now I know I know I know this is MUCH MUCH MUCH easier said than done but when you take it step by step, slowly, it will start to become easier to do.
I would also maybe try just drinking some herbal teas such as chamomile and or just any type you find is your favourite! Knitting and crocheting have also seemed to help me a lot, as does any type of artwork making.
Another thing that is usually overlooked by many people and is something that many people do avoid is just letting go. Sometimes crying your heart out can be one of the best releases you can do when you are just feeling like you are going to break down. However, try not to do this too much, but every once in a while is completely okay. I found I feel much better after letting out all of the negativity.
I would also like to say that during your battle against your anxiety, you will most likely have lots of ups and downs, and that is okay! It is a normal part of the recovery. Remember, it all will come with time.
I hope this has helped you and that you are feeling better soon. Wishing you the best of luck in your journey, remember, we are all here for you so if you need anyone to talk to, please feel free to email any of us. Lots of hugs to you! Bear