Strategies & Tips - Anxiety

Learning helpful strategies and tips to manage your mental fitness or support you when you’re finding things tough is a great place to start. You can use the ‘Filter by Topic’ button below to select a specific topic you want to focus on, otherwise just scroll down to see the different strategies and tips for all the topics you’ll find on this site. 

Relax Your Muscles

This technique can really help if you’re feeling tense. Find yourself a quiet space to sit and slowly tense and relax each body part, starting with your hands, forearms, neck, jaw, shoulders, all the way down to your feet.

Get Outside Into Nature

Getting outside and enjoying nature can be calming and give you a break from worry and tension. Try going for a walk, sitting in the sunshine or listening to music and take a break from your work or training.

Limit Your Worry Time

Sometimes worry can impact our daily lives and stop us doing things the way we want. Write down any worries that come up during the day and give yourself a time (20-30 minutes per day) where you are allowed to address these worries. 

Get Exercising

Exercise is a great way to relieve tension often felt by people experiencing anxiety, as well as get rid of excess adrenalin built up in the body. Trainings and games are great. Swimming and walking are good options too.

Try Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a skill that focuses on being able to acknowledge your worries then redirect yourself back to the here and now. There are some great mindfulness apps available that can help you to relax. 

Make A Plan

Sometimes anxiety can be a normal reaction to putting things off e.g. not paying bills or meeting deadlines. Make a list of the things you need to do, prioritise them and use a diary to plan when you’ll get them done. The small things can wait.

Secrets of people who live with anxiety

“It’s real. I’m not overreacting.”

Via @MentalHealthOnTheMighty

Things You Need to Know About People Who Have Concealed Anxiety

1. They don’t hide their anxiety, they hide their symptoms. To have concealed anxiety isn’t to deny having it – only to do everything in your power to ensure other people don’t see you struggle.

Via @ItsOkNotToBeOkay