I started Lexapro but took myself off it after just a month as I felt it was making things worse. My doctor suggested upping the dose which made no sense to me so I then turned to natural therapies which worked. The effects took longer to notice but worked long term with no possible side effects to my health
I joined a gym
Change my diet cutting out processed & refined sugars
Limit alcohol if not stop
Use natural aromatherapies around the house
Illuminate as much stress as possible ( that even meant ending some emotionally draining friendships & replacing them with more positive people).
Mediate, yoga & Pilates are great too
Give yourself time to do things you enjoy & stay mentally occupied with hobbies or tasks.
Of coarse its not as simple as this but my anxiety is more under control now.