How To Reduce Anxiety – 7 Tips for Anxiety Relief:
If you are seeking the answer to how you can reduce your anxiety, then in my latest video I’ve covered 7 top tips for anxiety relief.
So check out the video below and be sure to leave me a comment to let me know your questions and comments.
In this video I cover 7 strategies to reduce your anxiety – take a look here and comment below to let me know what you think:
Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0_VoZ9s1Ss
Here is a summary of the the 7 strategies about how to reduce anxiety:
1) Learn How To Relax and Prioritise It
Set aside ten minute a day to do nothing but relax. The more you relax the more you can and will relax. You can use my free anxiety relief audio to help you relax mentally and physically.
2) Use Your Breathing
When you feel anxious your breathing gets faster and shallower as your body gets ready for action – to fight something or run away from something. You can reverse this by extending your out breath so that it is longer than your in breath.
The most effective way to do this is to breathe in for a count of 7 and out for a count 11 several times. Take the time to practice this so that it becomes simple to use it whenever you choose.
3) Take Control Over Your Imagination
If you are running worst case, anxious scenarios in your mind then start taking control over how you think – send the images into the distance in your mind, make them smaller, turn them black and white and keep changing to dilute the anxiety. You can read more about this in this article: stop anxious worst case scenarios
4) Be Active
Find time to be active every day whether that is exercising or just going for a ten minute walk. Anxiety gets you ready for action so find a physical outlet for all that adrenaline and tension. Do this every day and you’ll start feeling better quickly.
5) Calm Your Inner Self Talk
Instead of talking to yourself in a panicky way, or self critical way, start calming your inner self talk. The way you talk to yourself has more impact than what you are saying to yourself. So instead of talking quickly and in an anxious tone in your mind, start calming that voice down.
6) Use Your Thinking Brain
When anxiety takes hold, we become ruled by our feelings and emotions and lose the ability to think straight and think clearly. We are designed to take action to avoid threat and danger and think later (rather than stop and think about doing something about the imminent danger).
So you need to get your thinking brain fired back up into action – an effective way to do this is to use numbers, so start counting backwards from 300 in 3s in your head. Do this for a minute or two and you will soon find your anxiety begins to ebb and fade.
7) Get a Wider Focus
Anxiety feeds itself more and more, so the more anxious you feel the more your mind is filled with all those thoughts which in turn fuels more feelings of anxiety. It can become easy to fall into the trap of thinking you are anxious all the time about everything.
Yet most days have some moments where things go ok or you feel better. Maybe you got something done, went through an event and it went ok or someone made you smile. Whatever those good moments, you can add some positive cracks into the wall of your anxiety by anticipating them and reflecting on them.
So every morning think of three things you are looking forward to that day, however big or small, and every night think of three things that went well that day. Start to notice the things that are ok or that go well.
Comment below or on You Tube and let me know how you find these 7 strategies for anxiety reduction.
And if I can help in any way then get in touch and ask to book your free initial consultation.
To your success,
Anxiety Management Coach