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Top tips to deal with anxiety

Help with anxiety

Anxiety can make certain tasks or situations seem like they are too much to take on and we can feel overwhelmed; but there are ways to beat it. Here are a few simple tips that should help in fighting the fear and reducing those anxious episodes:

  1. Breathe
    It sounds simple enough, but the best thing to do is take a deep breath, filling our lungs, holding it for five seconds and then breathing out. This will help calm our breathing and heart rate, allowing the body to relax. Check out our breathing tips for more information

  2. Meditate
    Meditating calms the physical symptoms through focused breathing, before taking our thoughts away from our fears and towards a more positive subject. There are lots of mobile apps available so catching a few minutes even on the move is easy

  3. Distract your mind
    It is all about refocusing our minds away from the fears that have triggered anxiety. Listen to some music, be creative and draw, even play a game on a mobile phone. Tuning into something else gives your mind a chance to rest

  4. Talk
    Taking the thoughts out of our heads can reduce the weight of the issue, so talking it through with a friend or family member can make all the difference in reducing anxiety

  5. Physical distractions
    Exercise releases endorphins in your body, so any physically challenging activity will help the body to feel better as well as make you feel mentally more positive


If you’re struggling, get in touch. Call us on 08081 311 333 or chat with us online. You don’t have to do this alone - we've got your back.

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