TIPS FOR REDUCING ANXIETY

Practice yoga, listen to music, meditate, get a massage, or learn relaxation techniques. Stepping back from the problem helps clear your head.

Which can aggravate anxiety and trigger panic attacks.

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Repeat, and count to 20 if necessary.

Put your stress in perspective: Is it really as bad as you think?

Make an effort to replace negative thoughts with positive ones.

Is it work, family, school, or something else you can identify? Write in a journal when you’re feeling stressed or anxious, and look for a pattern.

Do not skip any meals. Do keep healthful, energy-boosting snacks on hand.

When stressed, your body needs additional sleep and rest.

Inhale and exhale slowly.

Instead of aiming for perfection, which isn’t possible, be proud of however close you get.

A good laugh goes a long way.

Volunteer or find another way to be active in your community, which creates a support network and gives you a break from everyday stress.

Tell friends and family you’re feeling overwhelmed, and let them know how they can help you. Talk to a physician or therapist for professional help.

BREATHING EXERCISES

Lengthen your Exhale

Abdomen Breathing

Breath Focus

Equal Breathing

Resonant Breathing

Yogic Breathing

Lion's Breath

Alternate Nostril Breath

5 WAYS TO COPE WITH ANXIETY

Question your thought pattern

Negative thoughts can take root in your mind and distort the severity of the situation. One way is to challenge your fears, ask if they’re true, and see where you can take back control.

Practice focused, deep breathing

Try breathing in for 4 counts and breathing out for 4 counts for 5 minutes total. By evening out your breath, you’ll slow your heart rate which should help calm you down. The 4-7-8 technique is also known to help anxiety.

Use aromatherapy

Whether they’re in oil form, incense, or a candle, scents like lavender, chamomile, and sandalwood can be very soothing. Aromatherapy is thought to help activate certain receptors in your brain, potentially easing anxiety.

Go for a walk or do 15 minutes of yoga

Sometimes, the best way to stop anxious thoughts is to walk away from the situation. Taking some time to focus on your body and not your mind may help relieve your anxiety.

Write down your thoughts

Writing down what’s making you anxious gets it out of your head and can make it less daunting.