Coping with anxiety, part 6

5: Make time for fun and relaxation. Beyond a taking-control approach and a positive attitude you can reduce stress in your life by nurturing yourself. If you regularly make time for fun and relaxation you’ll be in a better place to handle life’s stressors when they...

Coping with anxiety, part 5

Adjusting Your Attitude. How you think can have a profound affect on your emotional and physical wellbeing. Each time you think a negative thought about yourself, your body reacts as if it were in the throes of a tension-filled situation. If you see good things about...

Coping with anxiety, part 4

Dealing with stressful situations – the 4 A’s. Change the situation                Change your reaction Avoid the stressor                    Adapt to the stressor Alter the stressor                     Accept the stressor Stress management strategies. 1: Avoid...

Coping with anxiety, part 3

Unhealthy ways of coping with stress. These coping strategies may temporarily reduce stress, but they cause more damage in the long run: •    Smoking •    Drinking too much alcohol •    Overeating or under eating •    Spending hours in front of the television or...

Unhelpful Thinking Habits

Unhelpful Thinking Habits  We can often get into unhelpful thinking habits which cause us more anxiety.  Some of these may seem far too familiar to you!  They very often occur just before and during distressing and worrying situations, like exam time. But once you can...

Day of exam reducing anxiety

1. Make sure you plan and study in good time. There is no point in studying right up to the night before. 2. Make the evening before a calm time. Have a bath, a warm drink quiet read of a calming book before an early night. 3. Make sure you eat a good breakfast the...

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