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Tips to Overcome Anxiety

Tips to Overcome Anxiety

1 in 3 people suffer from some form of depression or anxiety in their lifetime.

Anxiety can be crippling, affecting relationships, work and everyday life. Small tasks can become momentous.

Depression is usually when we get stuck in the past and anxiety is when we are worrying about the future.

Mindfulness and meditation techniques help to combat both of these. By staying in the present moment and being conscious and aware of our inner dialogue we can be more calm and relaxed.

Next time you're feeling anxious, stop and take a few moments.

Find a quiet spot on your own and focus on your breath.

Inhale to a count of 6-8, breathing in slowly and deeply expanding the belly as you inhale and contracting it as you exhale.

Repeat at least 5 times and keep the focus on the breath. Every time your mind wanders just bring it back to the breath without judgement and criticism of yourself.

Slowing the breath down and breathing from the belly will help to stay calm.

The breath is also the bridge between the mind and the body so it can help to quieten down the constant chitter-chatter in our mind.

Let me know if you find this tip helpful and if you have any other techniques you recommend. Ani x