If you have been feeling anxious lately, you’re not alone. Anxiety is a very common, very normal feeling. Sometimes though, anxiety hangs on for too long or gets too strong and becomes a problem. When life changes suddenly and dramatically, even temporarily, feeling more anxious than usual isn’t surprising.

Many people can manage anxiety—even in high-stress times—by learning strategies to calm nerves, and relax the mind and body. Small steps make a difference. Change to Chill has put together this list of simple information and ideas. And if anxiety keeps you from feeling healthy and affects your school, home or social life, there are many ways to get help. Please talk with your parents or another close family member or friend if you’re concerned. And finally, if you are or someone close to you is in crisis, call the free, 24-hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).