How I Have Learned To Cope with Stress & Anxiety

By Zaid Roberts

It’s enough that so many people suffer from anxiety under normal circumstances, whether it be in the workplace, dealing with phobias or grievances with family members. To add to our worries, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic & the fact that we’re in economic decline means that there’s an increase in the number of people suffering from stress and anxiety, all over the world. You just have to watch the news to know that the struggle is real. The number of reported job losses, households with financial problems, families losing loved ones, etc. are growing and unfortunately for many, that means having to deal with additional stress and uncertainty of what the future holds. It’s a cocktail of ingredients that has created what experts say is potentially one of the worst recessions the world has seen since the great depression. You don’t need me to tell you that we’re all in it for the long haul. 

I am one of the unfortunate souls to have lost my job as a result of the pandemic and to be honest, it’s not an easy thing to deal with.  No matter how strong you are as a person, it can affect you both on an emotional level and your mental wellbeing. The added stress and worry that there are fewer jobs available, all adds to increased levels of uneasiness. 

However, it doesn’t all have to be bad, the fact you’ve landed here, means that you’re in the right place if you need help. I believe we can all do things to help us cope better with anxiety and stress. Here are a few things I have adopted to help me cope better with it.

  • Focus on positive things – Pressure is part of life and we’ll always have hurdles we need to overcome. Yes, I’ve lost my job but it’s given me the opportunity to explore other things. I’ve started writing a blog (link: to share my experiences and thoughts about family life and parenting. For you it could be something you may have always wanted to do or something new you would like to try. It could be a course, there are many free internet courses being offered online for all sorts of things. 
  • Celebrate the little wins – Finding a solution to a big problem means you may need to take small steps to achieving your goal, so try and enjoy the feel good moments you get no matter how small it is. Every cloud…
  • Show gratitude – Try and express gratefulness to someone for bringing some kind of joy. It could be something small, like a friend that does a favour for you. You’ll be surprised how much it can help to improve your self esteem.
  • Don’t take yourself too seriously – It’s hard not to avoid the issue you might be facing, but if you focus too much on solving that problem it could easily consume you. It’s widely known that laughter can help to lower stress levels, it can also help to lift your mood and again improve your confidence so allow yourself to enjoy some laughs.
  • Be around positive people – I can’t stress enough how important it is to surround yourself by people that have a positive influence on your life. Turning to people that can elevate you will help you to see the bigger picture and improve your self-esteem.
  • Start every day with a routine – I recognise that having a structure to my day helps me to cope better, so now I have a little routine. This will be different for everyone, but I do things like waking up early, having a good breakfast, doing exercise, meditating and reciting positive affirmations to put you in control of the way you’re thinking.

This approach has helped me to cope better with anxiety and stress when things become a bit challenging, hopefully it can help you to approach things with a more positive outlook to help overcome your challenges.

Zaid Roberts is a father of 2 cheeky little boys and the creator of parent blog:  
He moved to the UK from South Africa in 2002 with his partner and has been working in digital media for many years. Like so many, he lost his job during the Corona Virus Pandemic, but with the abundance of time on his hands, he has been able to write about his experiences and talk about matters that are important to him.

Share this post

Related Posts

Mental Health at Christmas

Why people may suffer from negative mental health during Christmas Below, we list a number of reasons why people suffer from ill-mental health issues during

Read More »


81 thoughts on “How I Have Learned To Cope with Stress & Anxiety”

  1. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wanted to mention that I’ve really enjoyed browsing your blog posts.
    In any case I will be subscribing in your feed and I’m hoping you write again very

  2. Thank you for your blog post. Thomas and I are already saving for
    just a new e book on this subject matter and your writing has made us to save our own money.
    Your opinions really responded all our problems. In fact,
    more than what we had recognized prior to when we came across your great blog.

    My spouse and i no longer nurture doubts and also a troubled mind because you have actually attended to each of our needs in this
    post. Thanks

    my homepage Fast Dash Keto Review

  3. Do you have a spam problem on this website; I also am a blogger, and I was wondering your situation;
    we have developed some nice procedures and we are looking to exchange techniques
    with other folks, be sure to shoot me an email if interested.

  4. Hiya! Quick question that’s completely off topic. Do you know how to make your
    site mobile friendly? My web site looks weird when browsing from my iphone4.

    I’m trying to find a theme or plugin that might be able to resolve this issue.
    If you have any recommendations, please share.

  5. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own blog and was curious what all is required to get setup?
    I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?
    I’m not very web smart so I’m not 100% sure. Any recommendations or advice would be
    greatly appreciated. Appreciate it

    Here is my web site :: Slim X Keto Review

  6. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be really something which
    I think I would never understand. It seems too complicated and very broad for me.
    I’m looking forward for your next post, I will try
    to get the hang of it!

  7. Hi would you mind sharing which blog platform
    you’re working with? I’m going to start my own blog soon but I’m having a tough
    time choosing between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
    The reason I ask is because your design seems different then most
    blogs and I’m looking for something unique.
    P.S My apologies for getting off-topic but I had to ask!

    Here is my blog post:

  8. Great – I should definitely pronounce, impressed with your website.
    I had no trouble navigating through all the tabs as well as related information ended up being truly easy to do to access.
    I recently found what I hoped for before you know it in the least.
    Quite unusual. Is likely to appreciate it for those who add forums or something, website theme .
    a tones way for your customer to communicate. Nice task.

    Here is my web site; Oracle Leaf CBD

  9. May I just say what a comfort to find an individual who really knows what they’re discussing
    on the net. You definitely realize how to bring an issue to light and
    make it important. A lot more people have to look at this
    and understand this side of the story. I can’t believe you’re not more popular because you definitely possess the gift.

    Here is my site …

  10. Hi there! This blog post could not be written much better!
    Going through this article reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He always kept preaching about this. I am going to forward this information to him.
    Pretty sure he will have a very good read. I appreciate you for sharing!

  11. May I simply say what a comfort to find a person that
    actually knows what they are talking about on the internet.
    You definitely understand how to bring an issue to
    light and make it important. More and more people ought to check this out and understand this
    side of the story. It’s surprising you are not more popular given that you
    definitely have the gift.

    Check out my web-site …

  12. I don’t know whether it’s just me or if everyone else encountering issues with your blog.
    It appears as if some of the written text on your content are running off the screen. Can someone else please provide feedback and let me know if this
    is happening to them too? This may be a issue with my internet browser because I’ve had this happen previously.

    my web blog – Forti Prime Side Effects

  13. I loved as much as you will obtain carried out right here.
    The caricature is tasteful, your authored subject matter stylish.
    however, you command get got an edginess over that you
    would like be delivering the following. in poor
    health without a doubt come more earlier again since exactly the
    same nearly a lot continuously within case you protect this increase.

    Stop by my web site – Glacier Air Conditioner

  14. I blog quite often and I seriously appreciate your content.
    The article has truly peaked my interest. I will take a note of your site
    and keep checking for new information about once per week.
    I opted in for your RSS feed as well.

    Also visit my website … Keto LeanX

  15. Just wish to say your article is as surprising.
    The clearness in your post is simply excellent and i can assume you are an expert on this subject.
    Well with your permission let me to grab your feed to keep
    up to date with forthcoming post. Thanks
    a million and please keep up the gratifying work.

    My web-site – Slim X Keto

  16. Does your blog have a contact page? I’m having problems
    locating it but, I’d like to send you an e-mail. I’ve got some ideas for your blog you might be interested in hearing.
    Either way, great website and I look forward to seeing it improve over time.

  17. Hello There. I discovered your weblog the usage of msn. That is a very smartly written article.
    I’ll be sure to bookmark it and come back to read extra of your helpful
    info. Thanks for the post. I will certainly return.

    my blog post :: VigorMax

  18. Thanks for your whole hard work on this site.
    My daughter enjoys managing investigation and it is easy to
    understand why. Most of us know all concerning the compelling form
    you give effective tips through the web blog and in addition improve contribution from website
    visitors about this idea so our child is really being taught a great deal.
    Take pleasure in the remaining portion of the new year.

    You are doing a really good job.[X-N-E-W-L-I-N-MosQiller S Zapper-P-I-N-X]I am
    extremely impressed together with your writing skills as neatly as
    with the format for your weblog. Is this a paid subject or did
    you customize it yourself? Anyway stay up the excellent high quality
    writing, it is uncommon to see a nice blog like this
    one nowadays.

  19. This design is incredible! You obviously know how
    to keep a reader amused. Between your wit and
    your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Wonderful
    job. I really loved what you had to say, and more
    than that, how you presented it. Too cool!

    Visit my web-site

  20. Greate pieces. Keep writing such kind of information on your site.
    Im really impressed by your blog.[X-N-E-W-L-I-N-S-P-I-N-X]Hey there,
    You’ve done an incredible job. I’ll certainly digg it and individually suggest to my
    friends. I’m confident they’ll be benefited from this site.

    Here is my blog Hempizor CBD Review

  21. I was extremely pleased to discover this web site. I need
    to to thank you for your time just for this fantastic read!!
    I definitely savored every bit of it and I have you saved to fav to check out new information on your web site.

    my page :: penis enhancement

  22. I don’t know whether it’s just me or if perhaps everybody else encountering issues with your site.
    It seems like some of the text on your content are
    running off the screen. Can someone else please provide feedback and
    let me know if this is happening to them as well?
    This could be a problem with my internet browser because I’ve had this
    happen before. Cheers

    Also visit my page – Forti Prime Side Effects

  23. Hello! This is kind of off topic but I need some guidance from an established
    blog. Is it very hard to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty fast.
    I’m thinking about setting up my own but I’m not
    sure where to start. Do you have any points or suggestions?


    my webpage – SperMax Control Review

  24. Simply want to say your article is as astounding. The clarity
    for your post is simply excellent and i could assume
    you are an expert in this subject. Fine with your permission allow me to grasp
    your RSS feed to keep updated with forthcoming post.
    Thank you one million and please continue the enjoyable work.

    Review my web page – Fast Dash Keto Review

  25. Great blog you have here but I was wanting
    to know if you knew of any discussion boards
    that cover the same topics talked about in this
    article? I’d really like to be a part of group where I can get opinions from other knowledgeable people that share the same interest.
    If you have any recommendations, please let me know.
    Many thanks!

    Feel free to surf to my blog … Nature Fused Cream Reviews

  26. Your style is very unique compared to other people I have read stuff from.
    Many thanks for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I will just book mark this blog.

Comments are closed.

Donate to No Panic

Would you like to help No Panic help other sufferers? Then please consider donating.

Search Products

Product Categories