Tackling Anxiety 04/11/2020

Anxiety can affect us all throughout our lifetime, some more than others. 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (like anxiety and depression) in any given week in England. There’s still a stigma in asking for help, so we’ve put together a quick guide on all things anxiety related. We hope this helps!

Understand your anxiety

Keeping a diary of what you are doing and how you feel at different times can really help, it can help identify what’s affecting you and what you need to take action on.

Challenge your anxious thoughts

Tackling unhelpful thoughts is one of the best things we can do to feel less anxious. Watch the video to find out more.

Shift your focus

Some people find relaxation, mindfulness or breathing exercises helpful. They reduce tension and focus our awareness on the present moment. There are lots of apps and resources out there for mindful meditation and breathing exercises.

Make time for worries

If your worry feels overwhelming and takes over your day, setting specific “worry time” to go through your concerns each day can help you to focus on other things.  Schedule some worry time and the rest of the time spend it doing something that you want to do.

 

 

Anxiety has the tendancy to come in and out of your life during different periods of your life. Trying to not let it take over is a difficult but necessary step. Here are quick anxiety busters that you can practice if you get a sudden burst of anxiousness.

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