The good news is, there are plenty of ways to manage anxiety, you just need to figure out what suits you and makes you feel good.
So with that in mind, here are four strategies you could consider:
- FIND A BREATHING EXERCISE TECHNIQUE YOU LIKE
This can be a short breathing exercise that you do whenever you’re feeling overwhelmed.
According to BeyondBlue, your breathing becomes faster and shallower when you’re anxious. So the aim with breathing exercises is to slow it down and feel more relaxed.
Try and do your chosen technique at least 4 times a day to create a new habit for when you’re feeling anxious.
- KEEP A REGULAR ROUTINE
Sticking to a routine can help ease feelings of anxiety. Make sure you strive to have a similar wake up time, exercise schedule, working from home routine and bedtime.
While there’s no way you can do exactly the same thing at the exact same time every day, if you work around a few core things you’ll likely find a rhythm. Even small things like watering your plants once a week or cleaning parts of the house will keep you going.
- SCHEDULE IN YOUR WORRY TIME
Give yourself 10 minutes a day for ‘worry time’ and dump all anxieties down on a piece of paper then throw it away. That way you can release yourself of how you were feeling and focus on doing something nice and positive.
- MOVE YOUR BODY
Make sure you are getting plenty of exercise. Exercise has almost instant impacts on reducing anxiety!
Whether that’s heading to the gym, walking, dancing, yoga, housework or even a Live Life Get Active fitness class. According to the Australian Department of Health guidelines, you should be getting in at least 30 mins of physical activity per day.