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8 Helpful Tips for Managing Anxiety and Stress

 

When you have a lot going on in your life, there can be an atmosphere of stress and anxiety that may seem to dictate your actions and place roadblocks on your day-to-day tasks. There is a silver lining to these struggles, however. Since stress and anxiety can happen to anyone, there are many ways they can triumph over. Whether it is school, work, a traumatic event, or any factor that is causing you to stress or become anxious, there is a will and a way for you to alleviate these problems. We discuss the many ways that you can manage your stress and anxiety in this blog. We’re here to overcome your problems, together!

Proper Breathing 

Your breathing pattern can make a world of a difference when you are feeling anxious and unable to relax. When more oxygen reaches the brain, the body can begin to feel alleviated and calm. The more oxygen that travels through your body, the less anxiety you may experience. It is advised that you take deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth at a slow pace in order for the oxygen to circulate effectively throughout your body.

Become Mindful of Your Body 

When you allow yourself to become aware of your body and all that it is capable of, it can help you feel more in control of things and the events surrounding you. Anxiety and stress are often rooted in situations where people feel they have no control. Even taking ten minutes out of your day is enough to show you how powerful and wondrous your body is. Find a quiet place to sit, close your eyes, take deep breaths, and examine the way your body moves with each breath you take.

Practice Mindfulness 

Mindfulness is the process that brings a person out of their thoughts of anxiety and stress and into the present moment alone. You can easily achieve mindfulness can be following the three-three-three method. Start by taking in your surroundings and noticing three things you hear, three things you feel, and three things you see. This helps people to break their struggles with anxiety by releasing traumatic moments or events.

Take Up Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy uses aromatic essential oils that are proven to connect the health of the mind, body, and spirit. The form of therapy is significant in enhancing both the physical and emotional health. Several studies have shown that aromatherapy is helpful in decreasing levels of anxiety and improving sleeping habits. Aromatherapy can come in many forms besides oils, including scented candles, diffusers, aromatic spritzers, body oils, massage lotions, and much more. 

Exercise Daily 

Studies show that people who exercise are less likely to experience anxiety than those who may not actively do so. Regular exercise lowers the level of stress hormones while increasing endorphins, which are chemicals that improve your mood and act as natural painkillers. Additionally, regular exercise improves confidence, which in turn, promotes mental wellbeing. Finding an exercise routine can help you manifest results progressively.

Journal and Jot Your Thoughts 

Journaling is a rather popular method when it comes to handling stress and anxiety. There are many different approaches that can be taken with journaling. If you have a lot of dialogue or words you may have never said building up in your head, this is the space to do so. Releasing those emotions and tensions can be done, whether anyone sees your journal or not. 

Listen to Soothing Music

The noises that you pick up on a daily basis can either make or break your stress and anxiety. By switching to more calm and relaxing music, your body will find ways to synchronize with the soothing beats, keeping you feeling mellow and at ease. You can play calming music on your way to work, when you’re getting ready for the day, and when you’re winding down before bed.

Connect with Friends, Family, and Loved Ones 

Disconnecting from friends and family may be easy, but it’s not encouraged, especially when you’re struggling with stress and anxiety. By connecting with your friends and loved ones, it’s a healthy way to help you get your mind off of things and enjoy some time where you don’t feel as occupied. It could also be helpful when you let your friends and family know what you’re going through so that they can provide you with their full support. 

Manifest Positivity Into Your Life with Latinx Talk Therapy 

Here at Latinx Talk Therapy, we’re dedicated to helping our patients deal with their mental and emotional struggles head-on so that they can experience positive changes. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve your goals. 

 

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