If you’re sat here reading this it might feel like there is no way out or you don’t know where to turn to for help. You’ve already taken the first and most important step in your recovery which is admitting that you suffer from anxiety. In this blog, I’m going to cover ‘Self Care Tips For Anxiety’, some of the ways which you can help yourself when you feel anxiety setting in.
4 Self Care Tips For Anxiety
One of the best things you can do (and not just for anxiety) is to try and improve your overall health. Try and get more exercise and eat a healthier diet, it’s also important to minimize things like drugs and alcohol, these can be some of the most common causes of Anxiety and have a negative effect on your brain chemistry.
Set yourself a daily routine for the day so that you have a sense of purpose and structure. My Simplify Your Life Workbook is a great way of doing this, you’ll find the link to this at the bottom of the page. Make sure that you’re setting time aside for yourself in your schedule to do something that you love, it might be reading a book, having a bath, baking – anything that you find relaxing. If possible try and spend some time outside to keep those Vitamin D levels topped up. Being in nature is also really therapeutic, I find being near moving water one of the calmest places, so maybe try a walk along a river near you or along the coast.
Breathe! Breathing is key to calming your mind when it starts to race and taking control again. Find somewhere quiet to lie or sit down, place one hand on your heart and one hand above your stomach in between your rib cage. Take a deep breath in through the nose for 7 slow counts and breathe out for 7. Keep doing this until you feel calm again. Acknowledge any thoughts that pop into your mind but try to keep concentrating on your breathing. Practising yoga or meditating are also great ways to calm the mind.
It might sound like a strange one but keep a journal of your thoughts, not just the negative ones but the positive ones too. It’s great to have something to look back on that can help you track what might be triggering your anxiety.
If you’re already taking the above steps and don’t feel like they are helping you to overcome your anxiety on your own then professional help is readily available these days. Check out my blog on cover how I can help you take control of your life again.
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