Updated: Apr 29, 2021
How we experience anxiety can look different for everyone, it can be internal panic, unease, self-doubt, overthinking, worry, fear, and ruminating thoughts. Externally it can be non-existent, or it could be a flushed complexion, sweaty palms or shaky hands, racing heart rate, restlessness.
Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in life, anxiety about meetings, exams, or important events, it is when anxiety impacts more of your day-to-day life and it becomes an issue.
Lifestyle changes can be an effective away to help ease symptoms of anxiety. Taking care of yourself and body can make a lasting impact on your overall health and mood.
Such as ensuring you are –
getting enough sleep
staying active and exercising
daily fresh air
a healthy diet
avoiding alcohol and caffeine
These positive changes can help relief some anxiety and improve mood. It can be useful to identify areas which trigger anxiety, building awareness of this is a starting point to explore what can help?
Questioning your thought patterns, one way to challenge your worry/fear is to ask if they are true, reality check and see where you can take back control.
If you feel overwhelmed, aim to hit pause. Try take a few big deep breaths, counting your breath in and out to even out your breathing and slow your internal process which helps calm you.
Please reach out for support if you are in need.
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