To the person who suffers from anxiety, the term \u201cmild\u201d may seem like a misnomer. Anxiety attacks or feelings of anxiousness are rarely mild to the sufferer, but there is a clinical place for the term. The term \u201cmild\u201d does not intend to lessen the prevalence of this condition, but rather to define the level of distress it causes. Mild anxiety is one of many disorders that fall into the classification of \u201canxiety disorders.\u201d Most individuals who fall into the category of having mild anxiety struggle with nervousness but don\u2019t have a fully functioning anxiety disorder. Most of their anxious feelings can be tied to real issues that they have to deal with. This is very different from generalized anxiety disorder, in which an individual feels extremely worried or nervous about things even when there is little or no reason for worry. So, what if you have mild anxiety? How do you cope with it? Consider the following strategies that have been tried and proven by mild anxiety sufferers and health professionals. Talk to Yourself When you begin to worry, ask yourself if it is a real problem. Is it something you are truly experiencing or is it a perceived issue? \tRemind yourself that you aren\u2019t the only person who has experienced these struggles. \tRemember that you have gotten through these circumstances before and came out unscathed. \tAsk yourself if it is a problem that you can somehow solve. \tAsk yourself if your current thoughts are helping to alleviate or contribute to your anxiety. \tKeep a mental note of triggers (or write them down) that cause you to feel nervous or stressed. Try to avoid these or find ways to approach them differently. Coping With Others There are many people in our lives who are available to help us when we need it. Sometimes they don\u2019t know we need help until we tell them. Let them help you! \tAsk friends and family for help. They could take on things that are overwhelming you or can be with you in situations that make you nervous. \tTalk with others about your feelings. They may even have some helpful advice. Lifestyle Strategies \tExercise \tEat a balanced diet \tConsider ruling out food allergies (these can contribute to feelings of anxiety and nervousness) \tSpend time outdoors Many of these coping strategies can help to lessen your nervousness. By taking control of your feelings now, you may be able to prevent yourself from walking through the door to an anxiety disorder.