10 Proven Methods to Help in Overcoming Anxiety

9. Keeping a pet can help in overcoming anxiety

Animal companions have a proven positive effect on mental health and can be a way to reduce symptoms of anxiety.[10] Keeping a pet can help improve heart rate and blood pressure, while also reducing anxiety and risk of depression.

What to do: Get a dog or a cat, if you can, as these types of pets seem to offer a lot of mental and emotional benefits. You might also consider interacting with animals at a shelter as a volunteer.

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