Do you want to worry less?

Do you want to worry less?

Worry LessDo you want to worry less?

This list is long and there are things that not everyone will  be comfortable with. However, I would suggest doing one thing on the list that makes you uncomfortable. I have used some of these with clients and it has helped them on the road to having a more balanced view of their worrying.

  • Abdominal Breathing- Look it up on Youtube it has been tried and tested as something that works instantly.
  • Say STOP to your worries. This may help you refocus in the moment. Look at the world around you for five minutes. Listen to yourself in this time talk to yourself like you would a friend. Using an affirmative phrase like “This will pass” can also help.
  • Make a list of your worries.
  • Ask yourself if these worries help or hinder you.
  • Seek out positive things in your life things that make you happy or laugh.
  • Journal; write about your worries as they happen. Write your thought process when worries arise you may find a pattern in this. It would be helpful to talk to a counsellor or psychotherapist about this.
  • Colour; I know that this is something we associate with children but much research has emerged that this is affective with anxiety and depression. You can get adult colouring books in most book stores or art supply shop.
  • Get out of your comfort zone. Do one thing this week that you are uncomfortable with.
  • Embrace uncertainty, this is what gives the power to your worry. If you can come to a place in which you can understand your worries well enough you may be able to embrace the uncertainty and accept that there are things that are out of your control.
  • Gratitude; write a list of things you are grateful for.
  • Repeat your fears continuously to yourself. It should lose its power if you say it often enough to yourself.
  • Focus on the here and now there is often an urgency in those that worry. Focus on your senses what you can see, smell, touch, hear and taste.
  • Many clients find it helpful when they realise that this instinct is built within us and accept that there will always be worry in our lives.
  • Challenge your worries.
  • Practice Mindfulness or Meditate.
  • Stay Hydrated- This has been linked to Mental Health conditions.
  • Relax; find what helps you relax if you do not have something right now. Remember it does not have to be something that takes much time or even money.
  • Ask yourself what is the worst thing that can happen.
  • Talk to someone about your worries

 

This is not intended as an alternative to Counselling or Psychotherapy for anxiety but may help those that may need some resources. Make an appointment so you can understand and balance your worries and anxieties today.

 

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