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Yes, I Have Anxiety #3: Deal With It, book by Misti Stephen, Natalie Stouya, and Nicole Stephen

My Journey with Anxiety: How Yes, I Have Anxiety #3: Deal With It” Helped Me Find Ways to Cope


Anxiety is a prevalent mental health problem that affects millions of individuals worldwide, including myself. For many years, I struggled with anxiety without fully understanding what it was or how to manage it. However, after reading Yes, I Have Anxiety, #3: Deal with It” by Misti Stephen, Natalie Stouya, and Nicole Stephen, I gained new insights and strategies for coping with my anxiety.

In this blog post, I will share my personal journey with anxiety and how reading the book helped me find ways to cope. I will also provide practical tips for others struggling with anxiety based on my experience.

  1. My Experience with Anxiety:

For me, anxiety manifested as a constant feeling of worry and fear. I would often experience physical symptoms like heart palpitations, sweating, and difficulty breathing. These symptoms would occur even when there was no real threat, and I found myself avoiding certain situations to try to minimize my anxiety.

2. Discovering Yes, I Have Anxiety #3: Deal With It:

 I came across Yes, I Have Anxiety #3: Deal With It” while searching for resources on anxiety online. As I read through the book, I found myself nodding along with many of the descriptions of anxiety and its symptoms. The book provided me with new insights into the root causes of anxiety, and it helped me to understand that I wasn’t alone in my struggle.

3. Strategies and Techniques for Coping with Anxiety:

The book offered a variety of methods and approaches for anxiety management, including mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and medication. I found that mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral therapy were particularly helpful for me. By practicing mindfulness, I was able to focus on the present moment and reduce my anxiety. Cognitive-behavioral therapy helped me to identify and challenge negative thought patterns, which also reduced my anxiety.

4. Practical Tips for Coping with Anxiety:

Based on my experience, I would recommend the following tips for coping with anxiety:

  • Practice mindfulness regularly, such as through meditation or deep breathing exercises.
  • Identify and challenge negative thought patterns using cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques.
  • Build a support network of friends, family, or mental health professionals.
  • Take care of your physical health through regular exercise, healthy eating, and getting enough sleep.
  • Avoid alcohol and drugs, which can make anxiety worse.

5. Overcoming Stigma and Shame:

One of the biggest obstacles to managing anxiety is the stigma and shame that are often associated with mental health issues. Yes, I Have Anxiety #3: Deal With It” helped me realize that there is nothing to be ashamed of when it comes to mental health. Seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness.


Reading Yes, I Have Anxiety, #3: Deal with It” was a turning point in my journey with anxiety. It provided me with new insights and practical strategies for managing my symptoms, and it helped me to overcome the stigma and shame associated with mental health issues. If you are struggling with anxiety, I encourage you to seek help and remember that you are not alone.

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