Your thoughts are churning, your stomach is one big knot of nervousness and the what-if scenarios high-five each other in your brain. Anxiety is not a pleasant state of mind and it can be tricky to ‘snap out of’. Many factors can bring it on: A life event like pregnancy or birth, a change in circumstances or a prolonged illness are all potential triggers. Sometimes, the cause is less obvious and it takes some digging into your psyche to find the root of the problem. When anxiety is threatening to take over your mind or when you’re feeling overwhelmed by daily life, then it’s time to see a doctor and get professional help. If your situation is less severe, here are some simple tips that can help you better cope with anxiety and guide your mind towards a more balanced state.