Here’s what you need to know.

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health issues around the world with more than 18% of adults in the U.S being affected each year.

One of the most effective ways to treat anxiety is by exercising. In an 2016 study, it was determined that exercising can help during a stressful circumstance. Meditation also can help by slowing down your thoughts which makes it easier to handle with certain situations.

Managing the time throughout the day can also impact stress levels. This can help relieve stress by only focusing on one task at a time while also resisting the urge to multitask. Managing time is best used when doing big tasks and projects.

One anxiety reliever that is not well known is spending time with animals. In an 2018 study it was confirmed that animals can help with people’s mental health issues including anxiety. While some people may have allergies to small mammals such as dogs and cats, caring for crickets can improve psychological health according to a 2015 study.