SELF HELP TIPS FOR MANAGING ANXIETY
Here are some ideas for helping you manage symptoms of anxiety. Feel free to add to the list, or let us know what works for you...
Mindfulness – Grounding exercises: noticing your environment, bodily sensations, and breath
Progressive Muscle Relaxation – Creating a Tension and Release effect with all the muscles in the body
Opposite Actions – By listening to calming music, taking a walk, talking, enjoying sunshine
Safe Place Mental Imagery – Visualising a place where you can go in your mind to feel safe
Calming Affirmations – To help recognise that the moment of panic will pass
Exercise – A valuable way to exhaust excess adrenalin built up in the body
[Moderator's note: this thread is for sharing what has worked for you to manage your anxiety. If you need support to manage your anxiety and would like to discuss this with the community, please start a new thread.
Hi wonderful post.
Some things I've found helpful to manage Anxiety are:
Cutting out or limiting Caffeine: Switching to Herbal teas like Chamomile.
Colouring In, Painting, Photography and Sketching: It helps to have a hobby it makes us kinder to ourselves.
Meditation or Guided Meditation: This helps us relax and feel calmer in tough situations.
Muscle Relaxation Exercises: Exercises that help to relieve tension in your body.
Breathing exercises: Can sometimes help when you have night terrors or other stresses.
Exercise: Makes us feel good and keeps us fitter.
I really enjoyed reading all the other responses as well, I think theres a lot more out there to try!
Hey Everyone 🙂
"Calm and True Acceptance" (Ref: Dr Claire Weeks..RIP...Self Help For Your Nerves) A small paperback/download that is written in plain English without any jargon...Its old..but it works..
Turn off any cellphones/ipads'tablets before going to sleep...They will only increase your thought processes/brain activity and hinder a quality REM (rapid eye movement) sleep 🙂
I actually found this book to be extremely comforting, and entertaining at times. A great pick me up when times are getting tough..
"Opening the Door of Your Heart" by Ajahn Brahm.
This was recommended to me by someone who also suffers from anxiety and depression.
Hi Mickey, I too do mental maths, like working out my budget. When I shop I calculate my shopping. Anxiety is ebbs and flows, not a daily thing for me but I do get anxious about not getting enough sleep therefore I dont sometimes lol. I also do crosswords.
This post was very helpful to know Im not the only one.