Tips on how to deal with anxiety
I work with a lot of clients who want to get rid of their anxiety. They often say;
- “I’m not able to cope”
- “I feel out of control”
- “ My heart is racing and I am shaking” .
When you get into a state of anxiety, you are thinking in a different way. Here are a few tips to help you:
This is so important when you feel panicky or anxious. It will send a message to your brain that you are OK. Yes, you may feel anxiety but, when you tummy breathe your brain is getting the message;
“Ok she/he is a bit anxious but they are breathing through their tummy so they are OK.”
Sit quietly and close your eyes. Place one hand on top of your other hand. Then place them just over your belly button. Then start to breathe into your tummy. Feel your tummy lift, hold that for a count of three, then release it. Do this for a few minutes and you will feel more relaxed and that’s what you need. If you don’t feel your tummy rising you are breathing through your chest, which will make the anxiety worse. If you are at home lie down, place a large book on your tummy. Breathe into your tummy you will feel it rise and you will become more relaxed and at ease.
The opposite of all that anxiety is relaxation. You can to LEARN how to RELAX and this is the first practical step. It’s so easy to do. You can do this while on the train/bus, when you are out and about or in company, or at a meeting. This simple exercise can have a massive positive impact on your levels of anxiety.
This is just one of the many things you can do to help youself to feel more in control. The more your LEARN to relax the more your anxiety will reduce.
So, if you need help with anxiety, I am here for you.