Anxiety can make certain tasks or situations seem like they are too much to take on and we become overwhelmed; but there are ways to beat it. Here are a few simple steps that should help in fighting the fear and reducing those anxious episodes.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
Talk to us…
If you’re suffering from anxiety and you work, or have worked, in the automotive industry, please get in touch. You don’t have to suffer in silence, we are here for you.
You can call us, chat with us online or send us an email. Or, you can access our digital platform, SilverCloud, to help you better manage your mental health and wellbeing. SilverCloud is completely free for anyone who works, or has worked, in the automotive industry. Sign up and get started today at https://ben.silvercloudhealth.com/signup, using the access code: ben
And, you can find out more about anxiety, including tips to cope with it, by returning to our Anxiety or Top searches pages.