Are You Anxious? 17 Things to Do To Manage Your Feelings… Wow!

>Women and the Negativity ReceptorSome people wake up everyday feeling physically and emotionally anxious. This is diagnosed as Generalized Anxiety Disorder, (GAD).  It can be a predisposed genetic disposition and it can be learned or worsened by an anxiety provoking childhood or experience. Often anxiety is accompanied by depression. Depression can also be biologically based but also feeling anxious everyday could depress anyone. It’s hard.

While other people experience anxiety situationally and that is much easier to live with and falls within the normal range of expected emotion. However, we must remember that this is based on a continuum of mild to severe.

Here are 7 things you can do to manage you anxiety.

These techniques should be done regularly if you want to experience any long lasting positive results. Of course these exercises will always be helpful in a pinch, temporarily.

  1. Take deep cleansing breaths from your tummy not your chest. Breather in deeply and blow it out your nose at least 3 times.
  2. Yoga
  3. Meditation
  4. Stretching
  5. Listen to music,  dance, play an instrument or sing
  6. Journal or write poetry
  7. Draw or paint
  8. Do a craft
  9. Call a safe person
  10. Take walks
  11. Find quiet time, shut off your phone and computer
  12. Watch television
  13. Take a nap
  14. Get a massage
  15. See a therapist 1x a week
  16. Join an Anxiety Group
  17. Use imagery to take you to a safe and happy place

These techniques work! Sometimes you need to talk to someone to get out your thoughts and feelings that contribute to your anxiety….

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About Ilissa Banhazl

Ilissa Banhazl is a licensed marriage and family psychotherapist, former grade school teacher and holds a masters degree in reading. She has a private practice in Glendora, CA and lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and three children. She specializes in adult, adolescent, individual, couple, and family relationship counseling as well as eating disorder treatment and recovery. She facilitates a Women’s Support Group in Glendora as well as a Women’s Disordered Eating & Body Image Group. Ilissa authors 3 therapy blogs, Marriage and Family, Eating Disorders and Group Therapy. You can follow her at FB and Twitter. http://www.ilissabanhazlmft.com or http://www.eatingdisordersgroup.com
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