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Tips for Coping With Anxiety

COPING WITH ANXIETY

Do you find yourself frequently spiraling down negative thought loops, constantly replaying the same worst-case-scenario outcomes in your mind, and anticipating the worst from the future? This could be a manifestation of anxiety.

Anxiety is a reaction to stress. Maybe you fear having an interaction with somebody. Maybe you have an upcoming presentation. Maybe you’ve noticed something during your day that reminded you of something from your past. Just like people, every cause of anxiety is different. Thankfully, there are methods for coping with anxiety that we hope will mitigate anxious feelings.

At the end of the day, it is best to seek anxiety treatment from a professional as they are trained to spot things that you might miss.

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ABOUT ANXIETY

Identify and Learn to Manage Sources of Anxiety

If you’re somebody who experiences inexplicable bouts of anxiety, this tip will be important for you.

Understanding one’s anxiety triggers is key. Working with a qualified therapist can help with this. It’s so important to know what one’s triggers are, as this information can help to manage exposure, increase communication with others and can increase mindfulness of energy resources.

If your triggers are difficult to avoid, such as work due dates or surprise phone calls, try some of the tips below that we hope will provide help for anxiety. However, getting professional anxiety counselling is likely your best bet for help with anxiety!

FINDING DISTRACTIONS

Find Distractions That Work for You

Methods for coping with anxiety can take many forms. One coping mechanism that is typically helpful involves finding a distraction to redirect your attention to. The intention of finding a distraction is to give your brain a chance to rest and recover from anxious thought patterns. This strategy will hopefully “reset” the negative thoughts and give you a different perspective on the matter.

Different people mean different distractions – what works for your neighbour may not help you cope with your anxiety. Distractions can take many forms and don’t necessarily have to be recreational. You could clean the house, work on a personal project, listen to music, or watch a movie, among other things.

Seeking anxiety treatment from a professional will likely make identifying distractions easier if you’re unsure of what to distract yourself with.

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STAYING ACTIVE

Keep Active

Anxiety can lead people to live sedentary lifestyles, when, ironically, being active is one of the best things to do when feelings of anxiety arise. There is a link between exercise and a reduction in anxiety.

Performing exercise is great for coping with anxiety because, similarly to our last point, it helps distract the brain. Exercise will also lower the tension in your muscles which removes some of the physical element of anxiety.

Furthermore, a higher heart rate changes your brain’s chemistry and increases serotonin and other anti-anxiety neurochemicals that act as a great help for anxiety-suffering individuals.

Seek anxiety counselling with a professional to determine how exercise can help with your anxiety.

STAYING ACTIVE

Keep Active

Anxiety can lead people to live sedentary lifestyles, when, ironically, being active is one of the best things to do when feelings of anxiety arise. There is a link between exercise and a reduction in anxiety.

Performing exercise is great for coping with anxiety because, similarly to our last point, it helps distract the brain. Exercise will also lower the tension in your muscles which removes some of the physical element of anxiety.

Furthermore, a higher heart rate changes your brain’s chemistry and increases serotonin and other anti-anxiety neurochemicals that act as a great help for anxiety-suffering individuals.

Seek anxiety counselling with a professional to determine how exercise can help with your anxiety.

We at Unique Peace Counselling avoid viewing our clients through the lens of a diagnosis. Rather, we believe that individual people deserve unique treatments catered to their specific experiences. Everybody is different and so are our approaches!

Contact us today if you’re seeking an anxiety treatment that is catered to your needs. Our unique approach will help you identify and reflect on distinct sources of anxiety so you can manage them comfortably!

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Kalon Roy, RP

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I am Kalon Roy, a registered psychotherapist since 2017. I work with individuals, couples, and families to address various mental and emotional health challenges. My approach focuses on understanding your unique situation rather than relying solely on a diagnosis. Through empathy and personalized treatment plans, I aim to tackle the roots of your problems and help you reach your goals.
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