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5 Tips for Managing 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 anxiety, and helping to give you a more positive mindset.

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Tips for Managing Anxiety

These tips on managing anxiety are helpful if you want to know how to manage anxiety without medication.

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.

Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified WEBB Bodywork Pet Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. She loves all things Disney and is an avid teaholic and chocoholic. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Love this blog Lyne!!! anxiety and depression rules me for 25+ years…I turn 40 in August and I can truly say I have almost completely escaped the torture of depression and am gaining more control over my anxiety with one simple tip that you have shared ..Turning the negative thoughts into positive ones,EVEN IF U HAVE TO FAKE THESE POSITIVE THOUGHTS AT THE BEGGINNING ,,,KEEP SWITCHING TO POSITIVE UNTIL IT BECOMES ALMOST HABITUAL, AND IN TIME I PROMISE YOU WILL NOTICE THE NEGATIVE THOUGHTS HAVE DECREASED BY A 1/4, THEN A 1/2 ETC….
    This is 100% perspective on ur part…what u think is what u create….so take 10 min from ur day to b with yourself, tell yourself u r worthwhile, and as deserving as the next soul….

    • Thank you! Yes, that’s definitely one of the best ones. It’s takes a while to work, but if you keep it up, it will help. Being persistent is the hardest part! Good for you!

  6. I consider myself very fortunate to not suffer from anxiety, as unfortunately so many people do. This is a great post and great comments on how to help those who do.


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