Top tips to manage your anxiety

There are so many ways you can manage your anxiety. Here are a few of my most used strategies:

1. Talk to someone you trust about how you are feeling. The saying 'a problem shared is a problem halved' really is true!

2. Control your breathing. Breath in to the count of 4, hold it for 4, then exhale to the count of 4. Even just concentrating on the counting can take your mind off the anxiety.

3. Distract yourself with something that keeps you busy. For me, it's cleaning the house. By the time I finish, I've either gotten over what has made me feel anxious or I've thought of a way to sort the problem out.

4. Get outside! Going for a long walk burns off excess adreneline and allows me to get back to nature.

Those are my most used methods. What are yours?

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  • These are some great tips. I really enjoy the outdoors.

  • All looks good to me, Ian, Anxiety Support @ MHAPS

  • Thank for sharing this

    I agree with you for those tools

    I believe That keeping my self busy help me a lot

    I can add:

    Watching interesting movie

    Working

    Re decorating the house

    Arranging my cabinets

    And the most important thing is shopping lol , even without buying anything but just touring in the mall make me feel better ;)

  • I go for a good walk every morning, except Sundays, and always feel good. It gets my good endorphins going for the day. Other that that I do deep breathing,listen to relaxation cd's, read and get on the computer. Just keeping busy helps distract me from those horrible unwanted thoughts.

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