Managing Anxiety

Our top tips

One

Slow down your breathes by doing some deep breathing – try 4/7 or 7/11 breathing
7/11 Breathing Video

Two

Challenge your unhelpful thoughts

Three

Share your worries with somebody you trust – whether that’s a friend, family member, colleague, GP

Four

What helped the last time you felt this way? Can you try now?

Five

Try some light exercise such as going out for a walk
AnxietyUK Physical Exercise and Anxiety

Six

Keep a journal of when you are anxious, and jot down what you think may have triggered the anxiety, but more importantly, what helped

Seven

Practice a mindfulness technique

Eight

Make sure you allow time for doing something you enjoy – self-care is essential!

Nine

Avoid caffeine, alcohol and mood altering substances – also be mindful of how much sugar is in your diet

Ten

If you are experiencing anxiety for longer than two weeks, we strongly recommend that you go and see your GP – this will help you explore what services are available

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