Anxiety can range from uncomfortable feelings to crippling fears that can stop you from living your life, and at Alternative Therapy LLC, we know just how you can gain control of your life once again. There are numerous techniques and coping mechanisms around how you can overcome your anxiety, but here are some of our favorite, most effective tips:
Exercise is the number one way to get out of your own head and relieve some of those anxious feelings that may be taking over your ability to focus or carry out ordinary tasks. If you’re not quite feeling like going to the gym or doing anything too intense, taking a calm walk outside or completing a YouTube workout are still great ways to get the blood pumping and keep your mind distracted.
Spend Time With Loved Ones
This may seem like an obvious tip, but it is incredibly helpful to spend time with your favorite people whenever you’re feeling anxious. Whether you’re talking about what makes us feel anxious, or simply spending time sitting in silence with somebody you love, being in the presence of somebody you trust can put you at ease which will help reduce any anxious feelings you may have.
Keep a Diary
Keeping a diary may sound old-fashioned, but you can tailor it to suit you and your lifestyle. Whether you prefer a physical notebook for long heartfelt passages, or bullet journaling in your digital planner, keeping track of what you’re doing when your anxiety is at its worst is one of the first steps in discovering, and later solving, the root cause.
Whether you want to take walks whilst being mindful of the sights, sounds and smells around you or you want to practice yoga in your living room, being mindful is a good way to keep yourself grounded and reduce anxiety. We recommend looking up free mindfulness courses online to discover a technique that works for you and your lifestyle.
Now that you’re well-equipped to start overcoming your anxiety, we can’t wait to see your progress on your journey. If you’re based in or around Hamden, the therapists at Alternative Therapy LLC would love to hear from you so we can help provide even more ways for you to take control of your anxiety and your life.