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Strategies to Manage Stress Related Anxiety

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Published on May 06, 2020 with No Comments

By Natalie Reisen

Mental health is often times put on the backburner. With anxiety being the most common form of mental illness, it’s important for individuals who have anxiety to acknowledge this and address it. Without addressing anxiety, physical health is often affected causing to a decreased quality of life.

Although seeing a professional to address anxiety is your best bet, there are some excellent and very effective self-care tips that you can do right at home to help eliminate stress:

  • Move – Doing 30 minutes of exercise per day has excellent physical and mental health benefits. Choose exercises you actually like so you look forward to it.
  • Eat – Having a well-balanced diet and not missing meals can help keep you looking and feeling great. Good nutrition also provides the body with the right energy it needs.
  • Breathe – The power of positive thinking and deep breathing can help slow your heart rate when you are anxious.
  • Talk – Internalizing feelings of anxiety can build up over time and cause depressive effects. If you are feeling overwhelmed, talk to family, friends, a co-worker or friend. Ask for the help you need. Attending a local support group could also be strongly beneficial.
  • Sleep – Rest can be drastically affected by anxiety. Anxiety can cause you to sleep too much, or not sleep enough. It’s important to recognize that when you are anxious, it takes a toll on your body, and allowing more rest is always best.
  • Make Goals – set small daily goals for yourself so you feel accomplishment.
  • Listen to Music – Music has amazing mood-altering abilities, can help distract your mind and even lower your blood pressure.
  • Grace – Give yourself some grace and understanding when you are anxious. Know that it is okay to have a heightened sense of stress at times and allow yourself to take a “time-out” and address that in the ways that help you most.

At Residences at Coffee Creek, we understand that it is extremely important to address mental health concerns as a top-priority. Residences at Coffee Creek offers its residents and families with a licensed clinical social worker on staff to address topics relating to concerns like these. To learn more about their services and unique approach to senior living, visit www.ResidencesAtCoffeeCreek.com.

 

 

 

 

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