Tips for Managing Your Anxiety

| June 3, 2019 | 10 Comments

Tips for Managing Your Anxiety

If you suffer with anxiety, day to day tasks can seem like an impossible mission. If you’re struggling to function daily, there are plenty of tips that you can use to your advantage to help you get through the day. Here are a few ways on managing your anxiety, and helping to give you a more positive mindset.

Tips for Managing Your Anxiety
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Take a Time Out

When things get too much, it can be all too easy to bury your head in the sand. When you’re feeling anxious and stressed, taking some time out to focus on yourself can be hugely beneficial. Whether it be listening to your favorite music, practicing yoga, or learning relaxation techniques, having some time away from the hustle and bustle of daily life can help clear your mind and leave you feeling more positive.

Create a Routine

If you haven’t got any structure to your day, your anxiety can be all over the place. Setting up a routine can help to get you through your daily tasks, as well as minimizing the risk of unexpected triggers that your anxiety can bring. When you note down what you need to do each day, you will feel a sense of accomplishment once you’ve crossed off each task. You should also incorporate healthy meals into your routine which can not only benefit your physical health but improve your mental health too. Make sure to outline each part of your day and reward yourself when you have completed tasks.

Tips for Managing Your Anxiety

Challenge Negative Thinking

For those who suffer with anxiety, it can be hard to think about the positive aspects of your life. When your mind is filled with negative worries and fears, they can take over your life and leave you unable to complete the most basic of tasks. When you feel worry or fear creeping into your mind, try and turn this around and think of positive outcomes in your situation.

Get Some Exercise

Daily exercise can be hugely beneficial and help you to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Trying to factor in some exercise when your day is filled with work and social activities can be a challenge. However, spending just 30 minutes each day to participate in various exercise activities can help to clear your mind and remove any negative thoughts and feelings. If you don’t feel confident exercising alone, why not ask a friend to join in? Having someone with you, whether it be when going for a run around the block or going to a fitness class, can help you feel more confident and relaxed. Exercise can also help to lower cortisol levels. You can get an in-depth look on things you can do to lower cortisol levels by visiting online resources.

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Have Some Therapy

If things get too much, you may want to consider going for some therapy. Speaking to a therapist can help you identify your triggers which can help you stop any negative thoughts and feelings in their tracks. Your therapist will be able to come up with effective strategies that can get you back to living a healthy and fulfilled life. Don’t be afraid to seek out help. Many people go to see a therapist to help them with their anxiety.

Gaining control of your anxiety can make all the difference and help you feel more positive and optimistic for the future. Whether it be taking some time out to have some me time, creating a routine to give you more structure, or doing regular exercise to boost your physical and mental health, be sure to take all the tips listed onboard. If you are still struggling and need some help, don’t hesitate to make an appointment with your doctor.

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  1. Erin N says:

    This is great. Thank you! I have found a routine to be so very important in managing my anxiety. I also finding reading a book a helpful escape/break.

  2. Emily says:

    I find this post o be very interesting and informative as well.

  3. Shirley P says:

    I think if you suffer from anxiety daily routine is healthy and keep positive things in your life and let go of the negative

  4. JoKing says:

    It is also helpful to understand someone with anxiety, how to help them, and be there for them.

  5. Kristi says:

    I have dealt with anxiety for a long time and these are all good tips. I really agree with challenging your negative thoughts, it’s hard but an effort needs to be made to stop the pattern. And definitely using the coping mechanisms like watching a feel good movie or great music.

  6. Calvin says:

    Good key points covered here. I thnk that exercise is a healthy outlet to help with anxiety. Also meditation, mindfulness, and finding a distraction often helps.

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