Anxiety and Uncertainty
Thank you for your interest in my complimentary relaxation audio.
Please note the recording is best listened to through headphones and is not suitable for anybody suffering from Schizophrenia or Clinical depression.
Here's 8 tips to help reduce your anxiety, try to practice these on a daily basis.
1. Exercise for thirty minutes per day - ideally outside
Exercise has such a profound effect on happiness and well-being that it’s actually been proven to be an effective strategy for overcoming stress and anxiety.
2. Accept that anxiety is a learned behaviour
Remind yourself that the feelings of anxiety do not belong to you. When you feel any of those old unwanted sensations, look around yourself and reassure yourself that there are no dangers. Then say “Thank you, but I don’t need protecting right now”
3. Listen to your support recording
Take twenty minutes a day, just to simply relax.
4. Eat three meals a day- choose nutritional foods, and limit your sugar, alcohol and caffeine intake
(Because anxiety is physiological, stimulants may have a significant impact)
5. Increase the Joy in your life
Build a complimentary set of neural pathways so that your brain begins to default to feelings of joy and relaxation.
As you continually instruct your brain today attention to good feelings, it will notice them more and more often. From this moment forward ,anytime you notice yourself feeling a particularly good feeling in your body, put your hand on your heart and take a moment to acknowledge how good it feels. Next, give your mind the instruction to seek out more of this good feeling in the future or simply say out loud; “I feel good!”
6. Talk to yourself in a confident way
Keep making those big, bold, positive pictures in your mind. Remember - the more we think and focus on how we want life to be, this is how it will be.
7. Anxiety Distraction Technique
Distraction can be a good way to fend off any sudden symptoms of anxiety. This can also allow you to “take a step back from the world” and take a more considered approach to the situation, rather than a “reactive” one.
Distraction is simply taking your focus onto something else for a few moments. If you do this for around three minutes, you will find that any sudden symptoms will dissipate.
Choose any one of these distraction techniques:
Visualise being in your favourite place/favourite holiday destination, close your eyes and imagine every aspect of that place - what it looks like, sounds like and feels like to be there
Count backwards with your eyes closed from 200 in multiples of 2 - if you forget where you were, simply pick up where you think you left off, and allow your mind to wander to wherever it chooses
Engage in an “Active activity” i.e taking yourself for a walk, or creative activity, like drawing or painting
8. Get plenty of sleep
Good quality sleep is essential for a healthy mind and body. Insufficient sleep can have a detrimental effect on your mood, and sleep deprivation increases anxiety level