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Anxiety may sneak up on you and take over your life before you know it. You might not even know it’s occurring until it’s taken over your feelings, behaviours, and daily tasks. But don’t worry; there are many methods to detect when anxiety is taking over and practices and techniques you can use to reclaim your life.
If you are worried continuously about the future or focusing on past events, and also are avoiding specific situations, activities, and plans out of worry and stress, this is an indication that anxiety is taking control of your life. This can lead to a hard-to-escape loop of negative feelings and thoughts that could be extremely difficult to break free from. In brief, its time to conquer your anxiety!
Participating in mindfulness techniques:
Practices such as yoga, meditation, or breathing exercises can help calm your mind. Practicing mindfulness will allow you to remove any negative feelings or thoughts that may have come up with anxiety. It can also help lower your heart rate and help slow down your breathing.
Engaging in regular exercise:
Exercise is an excellent way to reduce stress levels and increase your overall well-being. Exercise releases endorphins which can improve your mood and help you destress. Some exercises you can practice but are not limited to are running, yoga, hiking, and long walks, weightlifting.
Seeking professional support:
Professional support such as therapy and counselling are always available. Anxiety can be difficult to manage and a mental health professional can provide you with coping strategies and actively listen and provide you with help that is tailored to your individual needs. Taking to a professional can help you feel supported and less alone in your fight against anxiety. Methods such as mindfulness-based therapy, Talk therapy, CBT, and RRT through online therapy are extremely beneficial in conquering anxiety.
Remember, Anxiety is a normal and natural response to any stress faced in life, nevertheless once anxiety begins to impact your day-to-day life, it’s time to consider seeking out strategies to help. Consider talking to a FreeMind mental health professional who can provide you with coping strategies and support. With the right tools and support, you can regain control of your life and conquer anxiety. If you are ready to speak to a professional FreeMind counsellors are ready to help! Click the book now button below to book a 15 min FREE consultation which one of our experienced therapists.