Having some guidelines for handling anxiety flare ups can make a big difference in the intensity and duration of the experience.
A support program, complete with tips and tools to help us regain a sense of calm can help us quiet the little voice in our heads that might try and tell us we’re going crazy, or anxiety is back and will never leave us in peace again.
Here are our 4 gentle ways to support yourself when anxiety flares up:
1. Slow down
Anxiety can push us, if we are going too fast we can’t make good decisions and we might crash.
Take a deep breath. Use the calm point. Slow down.
Get some water or tea and allow yourself a time out.
- go for a walk
- read something uplifting
- listen to something relaxing
- do some calm breathing for five minutes