You shouldn’t let any mental health issue you face define you as a person. It is just another hurdle you have to face in life, another bridge you have to cross. I have only learnt this recently. My anxiety doesn’t define me. I am a mother, I am a happy person with a loving family. I am not anxiety. Everyone has different levels of anxiety and everyone copes with it differently. You need to remember you aren’t alone.
I have put together some of my tips that help me cope with my anxiety and maybe help some of you reading this.. if there is anyone.
Probably the most obvious, but also the hardest to do. I find making a cup of tea, sitting up straight and trying to focus on my breathing is the way that makes me feel more at ease and relaxed.
Writing it down
Getting thoughts out of your head and onto paper can be very helpful. Make a to do list and organise your thoughts, or even writing in a journal to express how you’re feeling.
Talk to someone you trust
Whenever I am having anxiety attack or feel anxious I like to call my partner if he’s at work or even just talk to him when he’s at home. Talking through my symptoms or even just having him there puts my mind at ease.
Go for a walk
Go for a walk, focus on your breathing, put your headphones in and take a look at your surroundings. Keeping your mind occupied is one of the most helpful things I have learnt.
Focus on things you can control
Pick out your clothes for then next day, meal plan for the next week or even organise your house.
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