I struggle with this, and I heard from so many of you that you struggle as well. There are so many ways we can help ourselves with anxiety, and these are only five. There are tons of course, but these are just some helpful suggestions to get you started.

  1. Keeping busy throughout the day- I know that sounds silly and simple, but frequently our anxiety loves and lives in the quiet. When we have nothing to do, and we are sitting at home moping around. It kind of takes a molehill and turns it into a mountain. When we have time to ruminate and think about things, it can make it 100 times worse. If you stay busy making moves and going about your day, you don’t have time to think about it. Plan your days out, make sure you have things happening back to back to back to avoid downtime.
  2. Feeling focusing- You can do this anywhere at any time. It’s focusing on an area in our body that we feel our anxiety. Maybe in your chest, your shoulders, your stomach, your back where ever you feel it physically. Focus and slowly breathe deep, continue focusing on that spot, and don’t think of anything else. I promise you that your anxiety will slowly start to diminish.
  3. Exercise- Yea, I know, yay, so exciting. You don’t have to go to the extreme. You can simply take a short run or walk. Walk the dog, play some basketball, go swimming, take a hiking trip, or whatever you enjoy doing. Anything you can do to exert some energy well help with anxiety.
  4. Call someone- It is so important to talk about your anxiety and stress with someone. It can be a friend, a family member, or a counselor. Anyone really, but you should have a list of about five people you can call when you need to talk or even text them. Talking about it will calm you, and saying it out loud will help you think more clearly about the issue at hand.  
  5. See a psychiatrist- Sometimes therapy or counseling isn’t enough. We may need some medication to help. There is no problem with taking medication to help with your anxiety or any mental illness. So many people I talk to feed off the stigma out there that if you take medication for a mental health illness, you must be crazy, and that is far from the truth. It is an uneducated and irresponsible assumption. Don’t be ashamed to see a psychiatrist. Many people see a psychiatrist. They are there to help. Therapy and medication combined can give you the best outcome to overcome a mental health issue.

I hope these suggestions help you. If you have any questions or just want to talk, send me a message. I will be more than glad to help in any way I can. Remember You {R} Not Alone.



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