5 Tips for managing anxiety and stress

Stress and anxiety are common experiences in our everyday life. You can manage your anxiety by trying a variety of strategies. Different mindset tips work for different people, and it takes time to discover the ones that work best for you. If you are having trouble managing your anxiety, you should seek professional assistance but here are some other ways you can help to manage anxiety and stress.

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Tip 1. Exercise

A fundamental way to combat stress is by connecting with your body through exercising. It reduces stress hormones and stimulates production of endorphins, which together help foster relaxation, and people who exercise regularly are less likely to experience anxiety than those who rarely exercise or don't exercise at all.

Tip 2. Reduce your caffeine intake

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Coffee, tea, chocolate, and energy drinks contain caffeine, which is a stimulant. Everyone's tolerance for caffeine is different, but too much caffeine can make you anxious. Even though many studies prove that coffee can be healthy when consumed in moderation, it might not be suitable for everyone. Consider cutting back on caffeine if it makes you jittery, anxious or takes away your energy - coffee can have an opposite effect on energy due to its dehydrating factor. It can leave you feeling tired and lethargic.

Tip 3. Write it down

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Keeping a journal can help you cope with stress. Another strategy is to write down what you are grateful for instead of what you are stressed about. By focusing on the positives in your life, gratitude may reduce your stress and anxiety. Journaling is also an excellent tool to keep one's inner critic in check.

Tip 4. Learn to say ‘no’

You cannot control all stressors, but you can control some of them. It may be helpful to say "no" more often to achieve this. When you take on more than you can handle, you may feel overwhelmed as you try to juggle many responsibilities. Taking on only what you need helps you reduce your stress levels.

Tip 5. Try online hypnotherapy

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Hypnotherapy can help resolve emotional triggers, replace negative thoughts and release the symptoms of panic attacks, social anxiety, general anxiety, high functioning anxiety and stress. A little amount of stress in your life is natural however it is a spectrum, so if your feelings of stress and anxiety go on for more than 6 months, or are preventing you from getting on with your life, visit your GP first for a diagnosis and recommended treatment.

If you're looking for hypnotherapy in Sydney, or hypnotherapy for anxiety, you've come to the right place. Everyday Mindset Hypnotherapy Sydney provides customised online hypnotherapy services. Contact us to learn more.