7 Ways To Reduce Your Anxiety

7 Ways To Reduce Your Anxiety

Anxiety is probably more common than you think.

In fact, it is the most common mental health disorder.

Anxiety can be experienced in relation to something specific or a combination of many things.

Did you know … Anxiety disorders affect 18% of women and 11% of men? (ABS, 2007)Anxiety

Common Symptoms of Anxiety

  • feeling irritable or on edge
  • disturbed sleeping patterns
  • feeling scared or fearful
  • losing patience easily or having outbursts
  • being pessimistic and focusing more on negative aspects of situations

Physical Symptoms of Anxiety

  • muscle tension and headaches
  • difficulty concentrating
  • influencing a flare of other illnesses e.g. skin disorders such as dermatitis, migraines or asthma
    (Beyond Blue, 2014)

7 Ways To Reduce Your Anxiety

  1.   Use Relaxation techniques such as meditation and progressive muscle relaxation
  2.   Use mindfulness techniques
  3.   Make use of your social support network
  4.   Access support groups and online forums
  5.   Engage in regular exercise
  6.   Follow a healthy well-balanced diet
  7.  Seek professional help from a psychologist

Help To Reduce Anxiety

Many services are available that target treatment of anxiety symptoms.

If anxiety is making your day to day life difficult, it may be a good idea to speak with your doctor about your options.

If you would like assistance in the treatment for anxiety or to find a psychologist in Perth, contact us today.

Article Title: 7 Ways To Reduce Your Anxiety
Article By: Vision Counselling and Psychology, Perth Western Australia
Web Address: www.visioncounselling.com.au
Published: 27/05/2017
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