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If you feel like your life is out of your control right now, you’re far from alone.
Studies show that people are feeling anxious about many things, including doing the food shopping, getting medication, staying safe, job security, earning enough money and planning for the future.
But there are ways to relieve anxiety and restore some control.
Mindfulness or meditation can help, or simple breathing exercises. You could also set aside time to plan for immediate tasks like shopping, as well as longer-term things, like your finances.
It can also help to talk to someone you trust about how you’re feeling.
If you can’t open up to a friend or family member, call or go online to reach your local or national mental health charity or helpline.
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Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organise your life around it. -- Brian Tracy
Stress can cause different symptoms, and affect how you feel physically as well as mentally.
If you're not sure how to spot the physical signs of stress, take a look at this stress management guide from the World Health Organization.