I'm here to guide you through the troubled times and even help transcend your anxiety, so the true you is given permission to shine.
What is in the Toolbox?
It can be as simple as 10 deep breaths into the belly or a quiet meditation. Allowing the oxygen to flow into your body will calm both your physical and mental states.
Putting your thoughts down on paper is a great way to get them out of your head so you have more clarity to make more informed decisions.
I have created a journal prompts for you to get started. I find this a great tool to start the day, as it helps set great intentions for the day ahead.
Exercise is a brilliant tool to work with anxiety in the moment. It is a great way for you to flood the blood with oxygen and move the energy around the body to active endorphins that help you feel good.
EG. Go for a walk in nature, gym, at home workouts like Kayla Itsines BBG app, Kula Yoga online. There are so many. Remember to make it fun and enjoyable.
LIMIT SOCIAL MEDIA
For many people, social media heightens their anxiety. It can be a place where we compare ourselves to others and the lifestyle that they lead. It is also a place of misinformation about world events. Try and stay away from things that trigger your anxiety or heighten it even more. For the facts, go to reputable websites and this way you are armed with the correct information to make the right decision for you.
TALKING TO LOVED ONES
Connection is so important when are feeling anxious and overwhelmed. Share how you are feeling with loved ones around you that can help support you through these times. Sometimes it can help to sort through your thoughts and feeling by chatting with someone you trust.
For every one thing that is going wrong in your life there is always something to be grateful for. Sometimes it can be really hard to see when we feel like our world is caving in on us. This is why I recommend keeping a gratitude journal. By writing out 10 things every day to be grateful for it forces our minds to focus on the positive side of life. We know when we focus on the positive it is a little easier to see good things when they enter into our lives.
SHIFT YOUR FOCUS
Shifting our focus to something that we enjoy will help shift your anxiety. Whether it be a sport, cooking or other. The best way to shift your focus is with something creative. When we are in the creative zone it is really hard for the brain to be sitting in anxiety as well.
Anchoring must be one of my favourites, especially when using this in conjunction with another of the above tools. What is anchoring? Anchoring is about setting automatic reminds of how we want to think and feel.
- Putting post-it notes around the place with little messages to ourselves
- Putting an affirmation card in your wallet so every time you open it you feel good.
- Adding reminders in your phone that says 'your amazing' or 'time to be grateful' or 'Congratulations, your winning'
-Changing your passwords on your phone/computer/online banking to be something more inspiring.
SEE A THERAPIST
Sometimes it is just too hard to go at it alone and it can make a world of difference to have someone guide you through not only coping but healing your anxiety. There is always an underlying reason why we are anxious and it can be worth looking at that and growing through it.
I am always here to help you in anyway possible. If you feel you would like to reach out book yourself a free 20min chat with me and we can talk through how we can move you from anxiety to feeling your best.