Everyone — literally everyone — deals with anxiety at some point. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness among American adults, so if you're suffering from one, you're definitely not alone. Anxiety can take the form of a mild case of nerves that goes away on its own, or worry and fear so severe it interrupts your life. Luckily, there are tons of weird but awesome life hacks anyone with anxiety should know that could make a big difference to your mental health.
Anxiety can effect way more than just your mood. According to Health, anxiety can also lead to sleepless nights, digestion issues, and physical aches and pains. With so many unpleasant side effects, you definitely don't want to suffer any more than you need to. Fortunately, anxiety is a very treatable issue, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), it is a matter of recognizing it — the ADAA noted that the majority of people who deal with it aren't getting any help for it — and finding a treatment that works.
Anxiety attacks, big and small, can be debilitating so the next time you feel one coming on, try one of these 11 hacks to calm yourself down. They might work a little better than you think.