Tips For Managing Anxiety

If you suffer from problem anxiety, you are not alone. Anxiety disorders are the most common form of mental illness in the United States. Reports indicate that 40 million adults are affected throughout the country. While anxiety disorders are very treatable, only 36.9% of those with one of the disorders seek medical treatment. A less common form of anxiety is called hypochondriasis. Another great idea to deal with anxiety is to repeat positive affirmations.

There are several things that you can do to help manage your anxiety and make life less stressful. Here are a few tips for managing your anxiety disorder:

  • Take a deep breath. Practicing focused, deep breathing can help you calm down. Try to breathe in then count to four, then breathe out and count to four. Continue this pattern for five minutes. Your heart rate will slow down and then you will feel calmer, independent of which type of anxiety you suffer from.
  • Aromatherapy is beneficial if you do not have allergies. You can choose a candle, incense, or oils to use scents like sandalwood, chamomile, or lavender, which can be very relaxing.
  • Take a walk. A brief walk lets you focus on your body and not on your mind. It can be relaxing, help you burn some calories, and help relieve your anxiety.
  • Review your thought pattern. Negative thoughts can take root within your mind and make the situation look worse than it is, so take control of the situation and see if you can regain control of the situation by determining which fears are legitimate and how you can resolve the situation.
  • Journaling is also beneficial. Just keep a note pad nearby, so you can jot down your thoughts. By writing down what makes you anxious, you can get it out of your head and make it seem less troublesome.

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A key to better mental health is to seek quality mental healthcare. A licensed counselor or therapist can help you assess your situation and determine the best way to gain control of the situation and get your life back on track. Call Cyti Psychological to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced team members today. We help you get the situation back on track by regaining control of your thoughts and having the ability to see the entire picture.

The information on this page is not intended to be a substitution for diagnosis, treatment, or informed professional advice. You should not take any action or avoid taking any action without consulting with a qualified mental health professional. If you are in a crisis or any other person may be in danger,  these resources can provide you with immediate help:
Suicide and Crisis Lifeline 988
24 Hour Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1.800.273.8255
Crisis Text Line Text TALK to 741741