Wellness & Productivity

Step by step process of dealing with anxiety

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Here, at Yourtime, every member of our team has dealt with anxiety issues. All at different levels, for different reasons, and most importantly we have a rule of talking about everything! Anxiety included. So if you feel like you need to discuss, about anything; please contact us and we’be more than happy to have a chat with you, for free.

In the meantime, here are 3 ‘tried and tested’ techniques for over-coming anxiety – those “activities” can be done anywhere, at any time.

Technique 1

Anxiety eats into the oxygen in your bloodstream, and it does feel like it. So one quick and easy way to re-oxygenate your blood is to focus on your breathing. As you breathe in deeply through your nose, think the word “IN”. As you breathe out fully through your mouth, think the word “OUT”. This will not only help re-oxygenate your blood, but it will clear your mind.

Technique 2

Conscious muscle relaxation is a brilliant way of easing tension om the body and with it, easing anxiety in the mind :

  • Tense all the muscles in your feet, hold the tension for 3 seconds and then relax.
  • Tense all the muscles in your legs, hold the tension for 3 seconds and then relax.
  • Tense all the muscles in your waist, hold the tension for 3 seconds and then relax.
  • Tense all the muscles in your chest, hold the tension for 3 seconds and then relax.
  • Tense all the muscles in your arms, hold the tension for 3 seconds and then relax.
  • Tense all the muscles in your hands, hold the tension for 3 seconds and then relax.
  • Tense all the muscles in your shoulders, hold the tension for 3 seconds and then relax.
  • Tense all the muscles in your face (make the stupidest, stretchiest face imaginable!), hold the tension for 3 seconds and then relax.

Technique 3- Visualization

Close your eyes. Focus on clearing your mind for just 5 minutes. If a thought appears, don’t ignore it. Imagine the thought being written on a piece of paper. Now imagine a deep lake in front of you. Screw the paper up, tie it to a stone, and drop it into the lake. Visualise it sinking through the still waters. Repeat this until you can feel your mind clearing. And only when you feel relaxed, open your eyes again.

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