20. Get a massage.
Touch therapy is a powerful antidote to anxiety. If you are okay with allowing other people to touch you (and not everybody is), going to the spa and getting a professional massage can help put anxiety to rest. A masseuse works on your muscles can also release some of the stress hormones, like cortisol and adrenaline, that can build up in people who experience chronic anxiety. If you cannot afford a trip to the spa, you may still be in luck.
A mental health professional may be able to prescribe a massage if he or she thinks it will help you with anxiety; the prescription would allow insurance to cover the cost. If you are so anxious about the thought of another person touching you that considering a massage sends you into a whirl of anxiety, consider allowing a friend or loved one to rub your shoulders. The kneading of hands upon your tense muscles can help release built-up stress hormones. You will feel the benefits of touch therapy more when it comes from a friend.